5 Traits of a Mindful Leader

Aspiring to become a mindful leader starts by asking yourself a set of somewhat uncomfortable and confronting questions.

  • What is my motivation for leading?
  • Am I in leadership because I enjoy power, control, and fame?
  • Am I leading to serve or am I leading to be served?
  • Am I willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of my own?


Mindful leadership means being able to take an honest look at yourself and asking these questions on a regular basis. It also means trying to lead without ego and being willing to put the interest of others before ourselves. If you want to develop into a mindful leader, here are five traits you should focus on.

Leading by Example

A mindful leader should not expect others to do the things that he or she is not willing to do. Otherwise, there will be a disconnect between the leadership and the workforce. That can gradually cause a deterioration of trust. Those in leadership positions should be aware that their behavior and attitude will influence the culture of the organization and the people working under them.

Read the rest of this post on the Globoforce blog.