Entries by Paul

Living Mindfully

Mindfulness in this digital age of emails, instance messaging, and social media alerts is challenging to say the least. Distractions are everywhere. Not only external distractions but also the internal distractions found in our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Rather than seeing the negative quality of the distraction and trying to avoid being distracted, can we […]

Relentless Learning

We can all recall times in our lives when we experienced dramatic growth and learned something significant about ourselves or about life—an “aha!” moment. These moments often occur during challenging times or periods of adversity. One such moment for me was on a men’s wilderness journey, an expedition in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area within […]

Workplace Bullying

  Schoolyard bullying has garnered publicity recently with all too many cases of mental illness and even suicide as a result of being bullied at school. But what about workplace bullying? What is workplace bullying and how is it different to bullying at school? The Workplace Bullying Institute uses this description: “Workplace Bullying is repeated, […]

Conscious Leadership Conversation

Conscious Leadership Conversation: Stephane Leblanc with Paul Ward: The Inner Journey to Conscious Leadership. Conscious leadership is gaining increasing visibility but what is conscious leadership? Yes, it is mindful awareness with responsible action but what are the practices of conscious leaders? This conscious leadership conversation begins to answer these questions. Stephane Leblanc, Founder and CEO […]

Quietening the Mind

Mindfulness is not about silencing the mind. You may have already discovered that silencing the mind is an impossibility. We can’t make our eyes not see or our ears not hear, and neither can we make our minds not think. Mindfulness is about noticing what is already there, observing thoughts and feelings, but not adding […]

Setting Intentions for the New Year

Three conscious leadership practices for setting intention are: Exploring Purposefully, Thinking Possibility, and Committing to Action. How are you setting your intentions for the new year? In this blog post, I share a little more about conscious leadership practices for setting intention.

Awake at Work

Mindful leadership is about training the mind and being awake at work. Much of the current training for leaders is around acquiring skills and competences, about leading teams and managing change but, according to Michael Carroll, author of The Mindful Leader, mindfulness is about simply being here, being who we really are, and being at […]

Leading Above the Line

Conscious Leadership is a lifestyle, a daily practice, according to Diana Chapman, co-author of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. In her Meet the Visionaries interview with Future Shapers co-founder, John Renesch, Diana Chapman explores the practices of conscious leadership with a wonderful energy and vitality. Diana says she practices her vitality but is also […]