We are constantly thinking. But how much time do we spend to think about the way we think? Surprised by an idea, we sometimes attempt to disentangle its evolution. Sometimes we notice that our mental resources are exhausted, harming our productivity. Or we recognize that certain ways of thinking come to us naturally. But mostly, these are ephemeral thoughts we do not exploit.
Thinking, however, is the main responsibility and competency of managers. It’s the very foundation of their performance. Accordingly, they greatly benefit from the opportunity to thoroughly reflect individual and collective thought processes.
Most of the time, we are thinking about the past or the future. Mindfulness, by contrast, means to focus entirely on what is now without judging it. Regular practice of mindfulness meditation increases our happiness, our health and our brain: It stimulates neuroplasticity and the creation of new neurons, it synchronizes cerebral activity across brain regions and it diminishes the effects of aging. We employ mindfulness in our workshops in order to become more aware of our thinking processes.
… for enhanced thinking skills
- Flexible: Adapt optimally to the demands of the challenge at hand!
- Critical: Discover and avoid mistakes – in your own and others‘ thinking.
- Systemic: Understand all interdependencies that are decisive for sustainable success.
- Creative: Discover opportunities for innovation and develop new solutions!
- Mindful: Achieve your objectives with concentration and serenity.