A mindful leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the services of others. Learn more about cultivating a mindful leadership attitude, and why it will benefit you, your colleagues, and your organization.
Leadership presence is powerful. In your own life, you can probably recall times when you experienced a leadership presence, either in yourself or someone else. It might have been in a one-on-one conversation, or it might have been in an audience filled with people. Presence can be felt even from far away.
You can undoubtedly recall the much more common experiences when you feel only partially in the room, or you feel the person you’re speaking with is not really there. Like all of us, even when you have every intention to be focused, your mind becomes easily distracted—thinking about the past or the future, and only partially in the present if at all. In those moments, you are not embodying the innate capacity everyone possesses to be present.