The word “mindfulness” has become a trendy catchphrase these days, and some avoid using the “M” word altogether because it feels woo woo, or icky. The thing is, whatever you wanna call it, I can tell you that these simple techniques work, and. I was intrigued by Clif Smith’s title. Mindfulness without the bells and beads because, like him, I’ve learned a lot about the value of these skills for productivity, and wellbeing, As scientists study the effects of these practices on our brains, and physical and mental well-being we learn more every day.
Having an “underlying condition” is not required to benefit from mindfulness. It can help you go from good to great when it comes to your performance, leadership, and well-being. Keeping mindfulness framed only in spirituality and wellness/stress relief limits its reach and impact.” –Clif Smith
A US Army veteran, former diplomat, and intelligence officer, Clif serves as Ernst and Young’s (EY) Mindfulness Leader and is internationally recognized for bringing mindfulness into the corporate world.
Clif brings his story and over 25 years of experience leading through high-pressure situations into his teachings and demonstrates the value of adopting mindfulness as a fundamental part of our personal and professional lives. Following his passion for developing others, he built EY’s Mindful Leadership program, delivering practical training to over 60,000 working professionals with measurable impact on leadership, performance, and well-being. Now, with Mindfulness Without the Bells and Beads, Clif brings his proven methods of introducing mindfulness and an innovative 8-week course to all interested readers, not just high-performing executives and elite professionals.
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