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OD Book Discussion CoP - "One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness"

  • 12 Jul 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Insperity Tysons Corner Office 1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 600 McLean, VA 22102


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OD Book Discussion CoP

Topic:  One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness by Gillian Coutts, Jacqueline Carter, and Rasmus Hougaard

Session Details:

This session is an interactive discussion around the key principles and applications of One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness

In their book, ONE SECOND AHEAD: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Palgrave Macmillan; November 2015), Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second. They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the 'pause' button on our day, step back, and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of 'getting things done,' but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do? Based on a program in corporate mindfulness designed by Hougaard and the partners of The Potential Project, One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organizations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. Thoroughly tested in a diverse range of industries, this program has resulted in measurable increases in productivity, effectiveness, and job satisfaction. With the new mindset proposed in One Second Ahead, readers will be able to put an end to ineffective multitasking, unproductive meetings, poor communication, and other unhealthy workplace behaviors by applying mindfulness to every day work life. All too often, we think that being mindful requires engaging in a special activity like meditation or yoga. Sure, these activities are beneficial and important to train the mind, but there are many simple things we can do to be mindful all day long. One Second Ahead is a handbook for more mindful work.

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Facilitator:  Dana Pulley

Bio: Dana is an accomplished leader, coach, facilitator and consultant who learned first-hand how mindful awareness enables you to lead and live in a more fulfilling way. She teaches mindfulness at organizations like the McKinsey & Co., Deloitte, Accenture, Marriott, Airbus, and the Nature Conservancy and is a certified corporate-based mindfulness instructor with the Potential Project and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Prior to starting her own business, Dana was a senior leader in a large consulting firm for over 20 years.  She holds a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC.)

CoP Leader:

Laura Mendelow, 301-325-5123, Laura.mendelow@mendelowconsulting.com

Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.

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**Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.

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