The Tao of Association Leadership
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The Tao of Association Leadership

tao, mindfulness September 5, 2017 By: Stephen Gold

Good leaders thrive by exhibiting strong mental health. One association leader takes a mindfulness approach to reducing anxiety and building trust in the workplace.

In early January 2016, I stood before the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation's 40 employees during our first staff meeting of the year. MAPI, which is a nonprofit manufacturing leadership network, had been going through a reorganization, and as I looked around the room, I asked, "How many of you feel so anxious or frenzied in the office that it affects your reliability, your work-life balance, or even your sleep?" A few people raised their hands immediately, then more, and finally every person in the room had their hand up....