We highlight the power of asking “obvious” questions in the workplace and highlights how it can lead to valuable insights. Shahana explains that too many workplaces accept the status quo instead of questioning why things function the way they do. Through a scenario about overwhelming meetings, she illustrates the need to continually question existing paradigms for better organizational design and functionality. Asking sharper questions can inspire crucial changes, enhance work culture and overall productivity.
A CEO loves using the phrase ‘sacred cows’ to motivate his team, unknowingly he is being quite offensive. This is just one of many corporate jargons, used all so often, that can unintentionally offend so many people – from religious groups, to vegans, pacifists, animal lovers, the differently abled and even younger generations who just can’t relate. It is yet another reminder of how important mindful leadership is.
The future of work demands mindful leaders, not just best practice followers. Effective leaders are those who authentically care, trust their team, and understand their impact. These leaders don’t just do things differently, they do different things altogether. It’s not about ticking boxes but making real connections and providing actual support. This authentic, purposeful leadership can be achieved through inner work, not just activities but meaningful outcomes. The discussion points out that Mindful leadership is the path to address the leaders’ burnout and the leadership challenge.