164: Mindful Leadership in Uncertain Times with Puja Madan


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I don’t know about you, but for the past week, I’ve been checking the NYT website and my Twitter feed WAY too many times a day, as we all struggle to understand what the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) will have on us, our families, our businesses, and our communities.

My friend Puja Madan, who is an expert on mindful leadership for entrepreneurs and business executives, has been sharing really helpful posts and videos on LinkedIn.

I invited Puja for an impromptu conversation we recorded a few days ago to talk about:

  • The two brains we have and deciding which will dominate
  • As leaders, being mindful of and reducing emotional contagion and herd mentality
  • As a speaker, specific strategies you can use when events you’re speaking at have been canceled or postponed
  • How you can use this time for curiosity and creativity and being careful not to feel like you have to be especially “productive” or “efficient”

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About My Guest: Puja Madan is the founder of The Mindfulness Map and an award-winning leadership coach and consultant. Her signature framework is designed to improve business performance and wellbeing at fast-growth companies using mindfulness, data and behavior analysis. Originally from India, Puja brings over 15 years of experience in business leadership and mindfulness to spark the full potential of leaders and organizations. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global and MindBodyGreen.

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Puja’s website: https://www.mindfulnessmap.com/

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