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How Mindfulness Can Impact Workplace Behaviors

Posted by UNC Executive Development on Jan 12, 2016 1:45:58 PM


In follow up to a recent blog featuring UNC Kenan-Flagler's Mike Christian titled, Is Your Leadership Style in the Moment, Christian sits down again with Strategy+Business to discuss the impact of Mindfulness on workplace behaviors.

Why do good employees do bad things at work? Controlling your impulses at work can be tough for even the best employees. When something happens which urges an individual to respond out of impulse and in negative nature, it can have dire consequences. How do we stop the cycle of retaliation? Mindfulness can offer a potential solution. Being less reactive to adverse events can often times lead to a better outcome for all involved. A leader who practices mindfulness is more engaged and thus likely to understand the needs of their employees. 

Mike Christian can explain it best. Check out the short interview….. 

Mike Christian, PhD, is an assistant professor of organizational behavior who focuses on understanding how energy, engagement, self-control and other self-regulatory processes affect behavior at work and how these factors dynamically relate to unethical behavior as well as desirable work performance.

Mike Christian teaches in a number of the Executive Development programs offered at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Don't miss these upcoming opportunities to learn from him:

Resilient Leadership
Leading and Managing Change
Executive Development Institute

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