Yes, if you are a manager you should meditate. There is no exception possible. You can’t escape this one. But first, let’s have a look behind the reason.
Why should you?
If you have read the article (here on ezinearticles), “The Three Pillars of Successful Resource Management, " than you know that discipline is one of the pillars. The importance of discipline is often underestimated, at least in business.
Discipline is about managing the will. Will power, the power of the will is important in business management. The whole concept of management is based on this management of the will of others.
Even more important is your self management. In life we are to select what we desire and discard what doesn’t suits us. Discipline is doing just that; making sure that you keep focused and concentrated. You might want to deviate from what said and promised to do earlier, but this will make you less credible.
Meditation is the means of gaining discipline. And if you realize that discipline is important in business, that you should give the example. This doesn’t mean that you need to drag your little carpet with you each day and meditate for five minutes in a lost moment. It does mean however, that you should know where you are talking about.
If you learn to meditate, you will experience the difficulty with it; you need practice, practice and practice…
But rather than giving only difficulties, meditation also gives you harmony and rest. Maybe only for one day, but probably enough to experience what really matters. Also in business.
© 2006 Hans Bool
Hans Bool is the founder of Astor White a traditional management consulting company that offers online management advice. Astor Online solves issues in hours what normally would take days.
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