June is such a beautiful month. It is my birth month and if you believe in all things astrological, June has great significance for me. Years of being in school and having sons in school make June for me a month of anticipated joy. I look at the calendar page and smile. I smell the rich, damp, warmness of sunrise and delight in each new day. June is the month of long days, sunshine and the cleansing power of rain.
Lately I have been reading about the brain. We are in the middle of what I would call a brain research renaissance. Advances in soft tissue scanning technology have allowed researchers to map brain activity in ways that would have been unheard of just a few decades ago.
Some of this brain research is beginning to seep into the business press, specifically around advice for leaders. One phrase that is getting a lot of attention is “mindfulness.” I originally viewed articles on mindfulness for leaders as just another biz press fad but the more I read, the more I see some merit in this stuff. (more…)