While it’s no secret that a lot of the “grind” culture has become eye-roll worthy.
In fact, it reminds me a lot of the ‘sleep is for the weak’ mentality that persisted in the 80’s and 90’s.
On the other end of this spectrum, you have what I’m going to call Mindfulness Culture.
And while there are amazing benefits to be had from deep breathing and meditation, just like the “grind,” mindfulness is not something that can be packaged in LinkedIn inspirational quotes.
As my guest this week takes great care to remind us: Mindfulness is not a luxury.
Dr. Jannell MacAulay is a combat veteran who served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, as a pilot, commander, special operations consultant, international diplomat, and professionalism instructor.
With her innovative leadership style, Dr. MacAuley was the first leader to introduce mindfulness as a proactive performance strategy within the United States military and she currently serves as a Leadership and Human Performance consultant for the Department of Defense, government sector, and corporate America.
A TEDx Speaker and Podcast Host, Dr MacAulay graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. with work in the field of strategic health & human performance.
We discuss how servant leadership can actually become a toxic trait, why it’s important for leaders to dream for their team members, and the myth that there’s a “right” way to be mindful.
As always, enjoy the show!