Shut out the noise and listen

by | Oct 12, 2012 | High Road Accountability and Ethics, High Road Leadership

Each weekday morning, before I get mired in my to-do list, I head over to yoga class to perform a series of poses and breathing exercises, with the intention of tranquility and control over mind and body. I have always advocated that leaders take 10 or 20 minutes each day to sit quietly and think. I don’t usually refer to it as meditation, because many professionals in finance tune out  “touchy feely stuff.” I recently heard this story on NPR about meditation being taught in business school, and my opinion is it’s about time. Meditation helps you focus, and focus helps you get results. As one student said in the interview, meditation allows you to know yourself, and knowing yourself means you will avoid taking the low road, and avoid acting unethically.