4 Reasons Leaders Meditate

It was reported last week that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is now using meditation to help him make better decisions. He might not be at the top of your list of leadership role models, considering the amount of commentary about the room he reportedly uses for meditating at work as well as the ongoing reports of problematic behavior and practices at his company.

But his example is the latest in a growing list of business leaders who are looking to meditation to improve their effectiveness — a list which includes execs at Salesforce, Medtronic, and Google. 

More than 1,000 studies show the significant positive effects of meditation. Here are 4 benefits that research has shown:

  • Reduced stress
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Sharper focus
  • Increased emotional intelligence

There are many different forms of meditation, but the research is clear that just 20 minutes per day can increase our effectiveness and quality of life.

LeaderXpress founder Denise Brouillette was a dedicated meditator and wrote here at LeadershipYourWay.com about the benefits of meditation to leaders. If you aren’t already on the meditation bandwagon, Denise shared some ideas about how to get started if you’d like to try what an increasing number of business leaders are turning to.

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