February 7th, 2015
Multitasking Loses It’s Cool; Mindfulness Now In
By Victor Reklaitis, Investor’s Business Daily
As you read this article, you might at the same time pretend to listen to a co-worker’s latest gripe or skim through your emails.
No problem, right? After all, the ability to multitask is critical if you want to succeed in the 21st century.
Well, the pendulum actually has swung in the other direction, at least if you talk to a new breed of leadership training providers.
For them, mindfulness â not multitasking â is the key to success. But what exactly is mindfulness?
“The simplest definition is it’s a way of being in the moment, seeing things just as they are, without judgment,” said Mirabai Bush, who has consulted on mindfulness with companies such as Aetna, Google and Monsanto. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
Janice Marturano, a former General Mills executive, offers another definition, describing mindfulness as “a precise way to train the mind so that we can bring all of our capabilities to our roles as leaders and influencers in society.” . . . Read the full article in Investor’s Business Daily here! (Free trial subscription required.)