From Locker Room to Board Room: Tips on Bringing Mindfulness Into the Workplace From Down Under

September 25, 2014 6:45 PM

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From Locker Room to Board Room: Tips on Bringing Mindfulness Into the Workplace From Down Under

Imagine yourself sitting in a room with a bunch of young, sweaty, strong, fit, fast, tough Aussie men and inviting them to close their eyes and focus on their breath ... sound crazy? Well that is exactly what Paul Roos, a legendary Aussie Rules Football player and coach, encourages his players to do every day in the interest of helping them become "better players and better people."

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of interviewing Paul as part of the Global Mindful Leadership Forum in Sydney organized by the Wake Up Project. I asked him why he encourages his players to practice mindfulness. He said, "We spend so much time conditioning our body to perform at the highest l...

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