We’ve been hearing about how essential it is for leaders to rest. To empty their heads. To turn within, and find that restorative place of calm and centeredness. Because only when you make it a practice to empty yourself can you access your truest and deepest leadership potential. There’s a whole untapped core of power in there. And learning to pause is the first step in harnessing that power so that you can amplify your finest work in the world.
Life is not going to slow down. It’s up to you to cultivate and direct your energy. In The Power of Pause, our experienced practitioners will facilitate creative ways to approach pausing, and introduce you to a variety of centering techniques so that you can find—and practice—the one that works for you. Pause is foundational for leading well.
Through The Power of Pause, you will:
- learn why pausing is imperative to improving your ability to lead in a speeding world;
- reflect on your current work rituals, and determine which provide value and which do not;
- explore different approaches to pausing;
- understand how decisions / right action becomes clearer and easier with a disciplined practice of pausing;
- learn how the discipline of pausing supports the complementary leadership disciplines of reflection, inquiry and action; and
- create a plan for building more pause into your life in support of your leadership practice.
What Happens When People Master the Discipline of Pausing
People who follow a disciplined ritual of pausing gain a clearer perspective on problems, arrive to every situation alert and aware, and show finer conduct because of a more sophisticated ability to self-regulate. From the emptied brain, solutions emerge with ease. Vitality, creativity and focus soar—and quality results.
When you and your team commit to the discipline of pausing, you become better at managing stress and negative emotions. This deeper grounding correlates with a drop in health issues and absenteeism. Your mere presence becomes a calming influence for others, and sets an example for how they too might improve their balance and conduct. You’ll develop higher levels of patience and tolerance, and will be better able to step into the curiosity required of a coaching leader. The Mentor practices pause…and also helps others to pause.