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Episode Info: ins? [27:10] Practically impossible to navigate the journey of leadership without consistently staring into the taunting face of failure. The voice of failure is huge. [28:19] Example of a Marketing vs. Sales meeting in which this grip of fear was getting in their way – using data to hide the fact that they were anxious and scared, rather than working together, working against one another. Had to get underneath that mask of professionalism to discover what was really going on [29:49] Fearlessness is a marketing ploy. Fear is built into the physical structure of our brain. Fearlessness is not the objective. Fear is the physical reaction to the perception of threat. Fear is the underlying chassis of our brain. [30:58] The issue is cultivating courage. The ability to walk towards what you are afraid of. Embracing it, naming it and moving towards it. [31:47] How would you coach business leader’s that want to start looking at mindfulness and meditation [33:20] Eric started a formal meditation practice in 1986. Also goes to silence retreats twice a year. How is it effective for a leader? The point of meditation is to sharpen the mind and to broaden the heart. [34:07] If you are a leader and you can develop the ability to pay attention to something, on purpose, without judgment. This is a powerful contribution as a leader to have that amount of clarity and speed of decision. Competitive advantage. [35:47] Individually tackling stilling and sharpening the mind. [37:06] Thirteen seconds is the span of time that most people would take two full deep breaths. In that span you can pause. Create a space between the stimulus and the response. Rather than being at the animal level of reaction you become at the human level of analysis and application. Pause long enough to bring back your conscious self [37:21] If you want to cultivate that more skilfully - do it for ten minutes, and just observe the nature of your breath. It sounds simple, and the ability to be still and observe your breath - it teaches the mind and the body to be attentive on purpose. Imagine if you go into a meeting and you can sit and be more attentive. [40:15] Literally a chemical and neurological shift that happens for people who do this consistently. [41:16] What you want from leaders is knowing that they are bringing their best self. [41:39] Concept of the observer - a small version of you dispassionately noticing what's going on. Can access this almost like a bodycam, it is recording without emotion, just picking up the data. We can access that. It takes practice but it’s immediately accessible. It’s not as dramatically dimensional as my emotional self. Better decisions arise from that. This can be activated through meditation. [43:29] This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard, reducing the complexity of your IT Security initiatives. Sign up for a demo here.   All methods of how to access the show are below: Listen on iTunes (for iPhones etc.) Listen to it on Stitcher (This is for Android Phone Users. Download the Stitcher app here) Stream it on Libsyn Listen to it on Soundcloud (This is for listening via PC/Mac Browser) Please subscribe here to Bill Murphy’s Redzone Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to my RSS Feed here LinkedIn blog post Leave a podcast review here How do I leave a review? This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard, reducing the complexity of your IT Security initiatives. Sign up for a demo here. Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT Business Leader. You can find him online through LinkedIn and Twitter. Subscribe to weekly podcast updates and information about CIO Mastermind Discussion Topics here.......
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