Every major thread in the world’s wisdom has some aspect of contemplative practice in it

How can senior leaders cope with the overwhelming amount of information and constant high demand for complex decision making and action? A recognized barrier is a natural limitation of a leader’s ability to focus on the situation at hand. Instead, the mind wanders. The possible negative effects of distraction are many–from misinterpreting current events to sending non-verbal cues such as disinterest and lack of empathy–and can have a significant impact on senior leader performance. One technique for improving one’s abilities in this area is mindfulness training, presented in this podcast by renowned expert Dr. Amishi Jha of the University of Miami. WAR ROOM Social Media editor Buck Haberichter moderates.


Amishi Jha is Associate Professor of Psychology from the University of Miami, Florida. Buck Haberichter is the WAR ROOM Social Media Editor. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

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