Mindful and compassionate leadership - what does that look like?
Mindful Futures Network
Business and Leadership are two of the sector topics being addressed at the upcoming Mindful Futures Conference.
The evidence base for the application of mindfulness, empathy and compassion in these two sectors will be discussed by a number of speakers including:
Michael Bunting — who with WorkSmart Australia tested a world-first ‘Mindful Leadership 360 Assessment’ to measure the links between leadership, mindfulness, engagement and mental health outcomes. Almost 450 leaders from some of the biggest corporations in the world are being assessed, with about 4000 observers. Participants were provided intensive training in both mindfulness and mindful leadership based on engagement scores from the globalGreat Place to Workbenchmarks.
The mental health score improvements of both leaders and their direct reports were measured and Michael will present the results at the MFN conference.
Murray Paterson — who as a Director of The Potential Project will discuss its leadership model of mindfulness, compassion and selflessness. Evidence is now showing that compassionate responses in organisations bolster creativity and innovation by creating the psychological safety that enhances learning. Murray will provide examples of companies around the world who are already applying compassion and mindfulness skills – including the global CEO of Accenture who says that today’s workforce is looking for meaning and human connectedness, which many existing performance management systems simply cannot provide.
Friday 23 November
at the University of Melbourne
Including speakers from CSIRO, Institute for Positive Psychology & Education, Openground and Potential Project.
The Mindful Futures Network is an Australia21 project.
It was established to provide a national forum for Australians investigating the organisational and societal benefits of mindfulness, empathy and compassion. australia21.org.au/mindfulfutures