Calm, clarity and capacity in leadership
November 24, 2014Hans Hickler is a successful businessman. In the last 12 years, he has served as CEO on three multinational corporations.
In an article written for The Huffington Post, Hickler vividly describes the dangers lurking behind a successful career. As a leader, he also points to an efficient strategy for combating these dangers.
Carve out 20 minutes twice a day
“Ask anyone and they will likely tell you they are running at 120 percent, that there aren’t enough hours in the day,” writes Hickler. “I was that way for the longest time and set my sights on making space in my life to tackle opportunities that have always been elusive for me.”
“My response to that sounds counter-intuitive: Carve out 20 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon.
A few years ago, several things came together to set me on this path. For health reasons I had to give up my position as CEO of a multinational company. I loved that job but couldn’t keep doing it.”
Clear the cobwebs,
become more productive!
“I now practice Transcendental Meditation,” says Hickler.
“I have found that more and more, I have a clarity and distance from daily chaotic impulses that constantly hit us. When people ask me what I get out of TM, my answer is “calmness, clarity and capacity.” (Who doesn’t want more of that?)
In TM we learn that this clarity is about naturally starting to recognize the “delicate” in situations instead of the “gross,” the chaotic; in other words, we learn to gain space and perspective – we begin to lose the impulse that has us reacting immediately to the superficial chaos.”
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“Calm, clarity and capacity in our lives” by Hans Hickler