The Leadership Pause
Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future
by Chris L. Johnson
Narrated by Chris L. Johnson
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Pub Date 12 Jul 2022 | Archive Date Not set
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Pause to take your leadership from functional to excellent to embodied!
In The Leadership Pause, master somatic leadership coach, trauma psychologist, and mindfulness instructor Chris L. Johnson takes you on a guided journey into your most truthful future as a leader. Johnson’s call to action is for all leaders—new and seasoned professionals alike—to take on the important practice of pausing.
The Leadership Pause shows how to quiet the noise of the daily hustle so you can hear the still-small voice of purposeful curiosity that lives within you, which breeds wisdom in both work and life.
The Leadership Pause teaches
- the gift of mindful awareness that leads to clarity of mind and heart, reduced stress, and increased resilience;
- a deeper connection to self;
- a clearer vision of the natural leader resting just beneath the surface.
Johnson shares stories from established and powerful leaders about how they’ve used pause practices to transform their previous strategies and ways of thinking and behaving to find greater meaning and purpose in their work. This book is for anyone looking to deepen their impact on the lives around them, leave a profound mark on their organizations, and build a legacy of intentional focus, pragmatic ambition, grounded compassion, and empathy-in-action.
“The best leaders understand that to create a positive impact on business, employees, customers, and the even the world, they need to be intentional about their personal practices. Through The Leadership Pause, Chris Johnson guides leaders through the necessary, critical steps to tap into their purpose and shine as drivers of change.”
-Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate
“In today’s world of constant change, there’s a direct attack on our senses due to an overwhelming volume of distracting information. If allowed, we’ll slowly lose sight of what’s most important to us and replace it with what’s important to others. A pause allows for that brief moment of clarity, a lifting of the fog, a recalibration to remember what outcome is most important. As a person who spends most of his life sprinting through each day, the pause has allowed me to become a better learner, a more engaged communicator, and strategic in my decision-making. And, hopefully, a better leader!”
-Mark Melson, president and CEO, Gladney Center for Adoption
“When everyone and everything around you is urging you to ‘Go-Go-Go’ and ‘Push-Push-Push,’ the hardest thing in the world is to pause, and to pause in a way that allows you to see things differently. Chris has done an amazing job in this book with what is the most overlooked, but single most important leadership and entrepreneurial skill—the pause. Thank you, Chris!”
-Mark Silver, M.Div., founder and CEO, Heart of Business, Inc.
“A beautifully crafted book! Pause in your busyness and let it help you find and use the spaciousness between input and action.”
-Ginny Whitelaw, author of Resonate and The Zen Leader
“To pause and be centered, fully present in the moment, your attention focused precisely where you choose, is a superpower—yet it is based on a set of fundamental skills. In The Leadership Pause, Chris Johnson uncovers the essential skills that yield peak performance in leadership, whether leading a corporation, a PTA meeting, or a family activity.”
-Don Catherall, PhD, author of Shaped by the Shadow of War
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