Mark Eckhardt

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ark is a Zen Priest who trains visionary leaders, launches social businesses, loves cycling, composing music and trying to make the world spin in the opposite way.

Ideation & Meditation

All the research shows that CREATIVITY is fast becoming the number one skill that people must have in today's business environment.

The video below is a testimony to the power of engaging in IDEATION, or what I call "creative" process. The gateway to this is the ability to function outside of the neuro-constraints that determine your ability to see and think outside of your pre-determined views and beliefs. Remember all those bad ideas you abandoned, think again.

One tried and true method for clearing the space you need to IDEATE, is MEDITATION.  Through meditation, you will develop the ability to observe life with greater perspective and objectivity meaning, you will be free-er to recognize good ideas and act on them. If you are a leader, no other ability is more important.

Now, if you tend to skew towards rejecting meditation, you might be surprise to learn that it does not require much to make a difference. In fact, research shows that positive effects occur after as little as three sessions. That said you may want to give it a try, and besides who doesn't have 10-15 minutes a day to develop the most valuable skill on the market?

 

c60 Redux from IDEO on Vimeo.