Three New Leadership Lessons from Yoga

By Scott Eblin

April 19, 2012

So, for those keeping score at home, over the past year and a half I think I’ve become a yogi. Am I on the verge of releasing my own instructional yoga videos? Fortunately for you and the rest of the world, I’m not that kind of yogi. Nah, I’m just a guy who’s showing up for class consistently and learning lots of little things bit by bit. As I’ve written before, it turns out that with hours of practice (still far away from the 10,000 that Malcolm Gladwell recommends) and good instruction, you can change the way you show up.

Apart from the physical and mental health benefits (and learning a few fun party tricks), one of the things I like about yoga is the opportunity it provides for making connections to the rest of the world. As a leadership coach, I’m big into encouraging my clients to practice self-observation so they form and practice the habits that best serve their goals. With that principle in mind, here are three things I’ve observed through yoga over the past several months that I think apply to leadership and the rest of life:

 

What leadership lessons have you been learning from the non-work domains of your life lately?


By Scott Eblin

April 19, 2012

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