Why leaders must practise mindfulness

There’s a lot of conversation in the modern workplace about the importance of mental health, and even more so at the moment. But while many employers are going to great lengths to protect the wellbeing of their teams, I’d argue that not enough is being said about that of our leaders.

The challenges of leadership often come with a sense of martyrdom; a feeling that leaders have to grit their teeth and keep going for the benefit of their team. They might feel as though they’re being tough or resilient, but the truth is that this attitude is actually hugely detrimental. To simply plough blindly on through difficult or stressful situations – such as that which we are currently weathering with COVID-19 – will only hinder a leader’s ability and have a shocking effect on their mental health.

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