Calm, cool and collected: The mindful leader


"Mindfulness" is one of those unconventional ideas that is slowly moving into the mainstream. Executives used to view it as a practice seized upon by airy-fairy followers of charlatan yogis. But now it is common to recognize the benefits that mindfulness, and the meditation associated with it, can bring to people in the workplace.

Maria Gonzales, a consultant who has taught strategy and organizational development at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, believes that mindfulness - which at its core involves noticing the way things are - is essential to good leadership.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, July 24, 2012