You can always tell whether a business has a high-functioning leader or a poor-performing boss. If the staff are stressed, then you can guarantee the boss is also. This is one of the reasons that executives from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are engaging the next wave of coaches. However, according to The Financial Times, these coaches are not wearing suits or carrying suitcases.
Instead, they are more likely to be carrying a Yoga mat and wearing tights. Yoga and meditation are going mainstream, straight to the boardrooms of corporate America.
As this article in Inc points out, Google, Aetna Health Insurance, General Mills and even uber-traditional McKinsey & Company are embracing the idea that Yoga and meditation practices such as mindfulness are good for bosses, workers and the bottom line.
I love this trend. It excites me. If you want to make a difference in the world, start from the top. Water flows faster going downhill. Whatever state the boss is in, will soon trickle down to the shop-floor.
The ability to keep a cool head in a crisis is a prime attribute of any leader, whether you are "the boss of yourself" as a solo entrepreneur or as head of a multi-national corporation.
In today's cut-throat business environment, knowing how to calm your mind through Yoga and meditation is no longer seen as a weakness. Instead, it is rapidly becoming an essential weapon in any business leader's war chest.
If your staff are not as happy as they could be or if you would like to take you and your team to another level, get in touch and let's see how we can work together.