The Radical Board Agenda Item: Mindful Meditation

The Radical Board Agenda Item: Mindful Meditation

Mindful Meditation February 1, 2016 By: Judith T. Krauthamer

Meditation at a board meeting? It sounds strange, but don't dismiss it out of hand. Consider this case for incorporating a 10-minute mindfulness exercise at the beginning of your next meeting to help board members focus and reduce unnecessary stress and conflict.

It's board meeting time again. You and your staff have spent inordinate amounts of time, focus, and energy on preparations, and you should feel relieved. Yet you have a private, unspoken concern: You can control the playbook, but not the players. The players are your board members. Among them, you might have one or more of these people:...