The Wall Street Journal features an article on “Business Skills and Mindfulness” including a discussion with the Harvard Business School, leadership professor William George who focuses on helping business people to better understand their emotions. In his executive-education class on leadership development, he instructs students who include CEOs to open up to others about their toughest experiences.

Such classes can increase self-awareness, which Professor George sees as central to good leadership. It isn’t a lack of intelligence that causes executives to make poor decisions, but a lack of awareness of the feelings that drive their reactions, he says. Read more…

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