Principles of Mindful Leadership
This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This presentation will encourage the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional. It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. A mindful leader is one who is able to provide constructive feedback that is balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation.
A few of the traditional and non-traditional qualities that will be explored are:
- Leading by Example
- Mindful Communication
- Balanced Emotions
Stress Management for Work-Life Balance
Job stress is costing American businesses over $300 billion resulting in absenteeism, employee turnover, and legal, medical, and insurance costs.
Anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, high blood pressure and anger are just a few of the physical symptoms of stress. Stress not only affects your body, but also creates behaviors that can lead to social withdrawal. This presentation will explore the nature of our mind and the various factors in our lives that cause us stress. Audience members will learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can nourish the mind, reduce stress and boost emotional intelligence which will lead to increased focus, greater productivity, improved relationships and better health.
A Mindful Approach to Team Building
Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team’s success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark – office cliques and politics are not tolerated. Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.
This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.
Keys to Unlocking and Unleashing the Power of Your Mind
The mind can become our best friend or our worst enemy. It controls our emotional and physical health and thus impacts all aspects of our social and professional interactions. The mind is the cause of our fears, insecurities, and anxieties. An undernourished mind magnifies problems and challenges we encounter and leads us into negative thought processes. By strengthening the muscle of the mind and nourishing its needs, we can see the potential for growth during difficulties and setbacks and develop the self-confidence we need to accomplish our personal and career goals.
Pandit Dasa will share his journey from being a millionaire in Los Angeles to spending 15 years in monasteries, in New York and India, with little to no money or possessions. He will inspire us with eye-opening insights into the nature of the mind and how we can unlock the power of the mind to help us overcome many of life’s obstacles.
Mindfulness and Stress Management for College-Life Balance
Managing schoolwork, relationships, career, and finances can turn into a real balancing act. It can lead to stress, anxiety, and even depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 30 percent of college students reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function.” This workshop will present a variety of mindfulness and meditation practices that will help students deal with the challenges that come with college life. Harvard and MIT studies have revealed that meditation can improve one’s memory, focus, productivity and enable us to cope with challenging situations. Forbes states “Meditation Might Rival Medication.” The studies also show that it can reduce stress and anxiety. In this session, we will present the different research on the benefits of mindfulness and teach the breathing and focusing techniques that are recommended by the studies. These engaging practices can nourish the mind which will lead to improved health, greater productivity, and better relationships.
Pandit Dasa makes an impact at SHRM18
Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billions dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs. Mindfulness is being employed by companies such as Google, General Mills, Aetna, Novartis, Citi and many others because the research is showing it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus, productivity, emotional intelligence and enhance employee happiness.
Recently at SHRM18, the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition, renowned mindful leadership expert and CEO of Conscious Living, LLC PANDIT DASA shared techniques to remain calm and balanced during high-pressured situations while remaining focused and productive. His successful session earned high praise from attendees who reached out to him through LinkedIn to share their appreciation, including: "It was a great way to kick off the conference"; "Your lecture greatly inspired me"; "I really enjoyed your session at SHRM"; "I was in your session on mindfulness yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed what you shared"; "Thank you for the great seminar at SHRM18!"; and "I enjoyed your presentation and felt the mindfulness exercise helped me open myself up for all the learning the conference has to offer."
Pandit Dasa brings Mindful Leadership to WorkHuman, IBM & the World Bank Group
Renowned mindful leadership expert, author, and former monk PANDIT DASA was among a stellar line-up of speakers at the "HR Event of the Year" WorkHuman 2018 Conference in Austin, TX. Between keynotes from Salma Hayak, Amal Clooney, and a panel with Ronan Farrow, Tarana Burke and Ashley Judd, Pandit led 6 mindfulness workshops that were each filled to capacity. At these workshops, Pandit presented the research on Mindfulness and explained the importance of leading by example, appreciation, communicating with compassion and managing one’s emotions. He also engaged the audiences in various breathing and focusing exercises that individuals are able to implement at work and at home. Through these workshops, Pandit helped individuals develop positive leadership qualities, lower stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity, and boost emotional intelligence.
Pandit also earned fabulous feedback from his session at IBM: "I had a chance to invite Pandit Dasa to our IBM offices in Austin to speak to our development support team on the topic of stress management and work-life balance. He taught our team how to develop positive relationships, manage our emotions and appreciate the work of our colleagues. One member said the session was 'refreshing' and another wanted to know when he could return. We loved having him here and hope to work with him again."
In Washington, DC at the World Bank Group’s HR conference, Pandit "was a refreshing change in pace." He "addressed the HR community and gave a practical talk on 'Becoming the Change You Wish to See,' where he encouraged the audience to reflect on their motivations for leading, to communicate with compassion and appreciate and celebrate each others' success. The consensus was that Pandit's message could benefit the other divisions within The World Bank Group. We were thrilled to partner with him for a second time and look forward to introducing him and his message to the broader World Bank community in the future."
Pandit Dasa kicking off 2018 to a great start, bringing 'Mindful Leadership' to events across the country
Renowned mindful leadership expert, author, and former monk, PANDIT DASA's recent talk on the topic of Mindful Leadership and meditation session were very well received by 100 top sales leaders for a State Farm insurance event in Los Angeles.
Next in Philadelphia, Pandit spoke to about 120 lawyers, paralegals and contract specialists for Comcast cable. He concluded his talk on "Mindfulness for Managing Stress" with a 7-minute mindfulness meditation for the entire audience. Afterwards, several attendees came up to purchase his book, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine, and told him how they had been thinking about starting meditation and how much the session had helped them.
Pandit Dasa brings mindful leadership to Nationwide in recent keynote, workshops
Renowned mindful leadership expert and author PANDIT DASA recently delivered a powerful keynote and led breakout sessions for Nationwide Insurance in Columbus Ohio. Encouraging the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, Pandit's 60 minute keynote to HR personnel and two 75 minute workshops for the VPs and AVPs on mindful leadership left a lasting impression.
Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, author and former monk of 15 years, who presents the latest in scientific research on Mindfulness and has spoken to many Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies inspiring leaders or those aspiring for leadership positions to manage and lead mindfully and without ego. He has spoken on Mindful Leadership and conducted workshops at Google, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Intel, Novartis, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The World Bank, UBS, Royal Bank of Canada, UNICEF, Harvard, Columbia University, and many other institutions. He has also presented at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the National SHRM convention, SHRM Arkansas, Oracle HCM conference, LEAD2017 and the WorkHuman Conferences.
Pandit discusses the importance of creating an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate each others' contributions instead of feeling threatened by them. He provides tips on how leaders can engage in mindful communication which will create a more positive and harmonious work environment and foster better teamwork. Pandit presents the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment leading to greater productivity. Pandit, with over 13,000 hours of personal meditation practice, teaches participants mindfulness techniques that can be used to reduce stress and boost emotional intelligence.
Pandit has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today and writes for The Huffington Post. In his book, Urban Monk, Pandit writes about the turning point in his life that came after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business, which ultimately led him to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City.