Category Archive for: Positive Mindful Leader

Change starts with yourself

Interview by Armin Forstner   We met Verónica Pascual Boé, CEO of ASTI, one of the fastest growing automated vehicle companies in Europe, to speak about her personal leadership journey and how being a positive and mindful leader in the age of Industry 4.0 not only transformed herself and her company, but will also transform…

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Designing mindful workplaces of the future

By Armin Forstner and interview with Hannah Carter Owers     This September, Universal Design Studio unveiled its first public architectural pavilion for the London Design Festival. This standalone project was designed in collaboration with London-based co-working company, The Office Group (TOG). The concept for On Repeat was born from the ability of visual pattern…

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Building foundations for flourishing teams

By Sarah Siddique and Declan Noone   Leadership succession is always a challenge. While your performance and ability have enabled you to progress to the next level in your organisation, a new role brings new challenges. You leave behind: your old responsibilities, assuming new ones; your own team, which you have developed and fostered, assuming…

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Positive & Mindful Leadership – Uncovered

By Declan Noone & Armin Forstner Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). That’s the reality of the world we are living in today. Yet, despite all that, there are a growing number of individuals, teams and organisations that thrive and flourish. How do they do it? The external conditions seem to be the same and yet…

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Investing in positivity pays the highest dividend

We speak to Pablo Diaz Megias, Country Head for UBS Spain, about his own leadership journey and his experience of introducing the concepts of positive psychology, behavioural science and mindfulness in his organisation. He provides insights into what he has found rewarding and effective, and what has proved challenging. He is a strong advocate of…

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A neuroscientific view of mindfulness

By Dr Tamara Russell   Introduction and Outline There has been a great deal of interest in the application of mindfulness at work. Numerous books, apps, and courses have entered the business sphere, based on the assumption that mindfulness is a helpful skill to develop. What is so special about an awareness that is present,…

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Real diversity is about bringing together people with different world views

By Santiago Iniguez, President IE University   “We can’t innovate without being diverse and inclusive”,[i] explained Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Worldwide Human Resources president, when the company announced it was to invest $50 million in not-for-profit organizations that promote the integration of women, minorities and older people into the technology sector. The news came out…

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Diversity: don’t play the game, change the game

By Suki Sandhu, CEO & Founder, OUTstanding   You hear the word everywhere. But what does it mean? And why are we all talking about it? Let’s look at a few facts: 14% of the working age population is from a BAME background, yet only 8% of all directors are BAME.1 Women represent 50% of…

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Innovative mindfulness tools for mindful leadership

By Dana Zelicha, CEO, OWBA – The Wellbeing Agency In 2010, if you had asked me where I envisioned myself seven years down the road, the words ‘mindfulness’ or ‘meditation’ would not have been part of the conversation. Working for large companies like Red Bull and Philip Morris International, I was a cog in the…

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The creator of positive value

We speak with pioneer in the corporate application of positive psychology and mindfulness, Dr Juan Humberto Young, Academic Director and Professor at the Executive Master of Positive Leadership and Strategy at IE University, Madrid, and author of Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training about his definition of positive leadership and his Mindfulness training protocol.   Interview…

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