Welcome to the
Mindful Leadership Study
The pilot study is now completed.
Thanks to all who chose to
participate, and to all who helped with the study! The next phase will begin in 2011, stay tuned
for more information.
The dissertation based on the study is complete!
A few excerpts are posted on the
Benefits of Participating
We hope you will participate in this study of the power of
mindfulness for managing the
unique challenges of leadership.
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to learn about your distinctive profile of
leadership-related strengths, and identify where you
may want to pursue further leadership development.
Make a Difference
Your insights are essential for the success of this ground-breaking study. The purpose of the
study is to understand how mindfulness - whether naturally occurring or purposely cultivated -
may help leaders be more effective in developing the
social and emotional skills critical to effective leadership.
We will explore how you work with the inner and outer stresses of leading, and build the
relationships to achieve your goals as a leader. We want to learn what most helps or hinders
YOU in being effective.
do and do not have a formal mindfulness
practice to participate.
Mindfulness is the primary focus of the study because of its well-established benefits for
working with difficult emotions and stress in a wide range of contexts. However, people
vary in their degree of mindfulness with and without a formal practice, and factors
other than mindfulness may be equally or more important for effective leadership.
Offer Your Unique Perspective
Those who will most enjoy participating
are leaders interested in reflecting on themselves and their unique leadership experiences.
If you are considering
and have questions or would like to discuss the study,
or if you are a researcher or leadership coach interested in assisting with the study,
Thank you for your interest.
Harvard Graduate School of Education