The Challenge is big and requires your help:
There are more than 2+ million technology organisations and IT services companies in the world, with an estimated 200.000+ tech leaders, most of which are ignorant to the benefits of conscious leading and compassion.
Imagine if most of these leaders would embrace mindful leadership to transform their companies.
This would raise global consciousness significantly on this planet!
This can't be done alone or in isolation, and requires collaboration and serious commitment.
For this reason Reiner Kraft, PhD decided in 2019 to create the Fellowship of Mindful Leaders. Later in 2020 he decided to also emphasize the technology focus more prominently - while migrating the members and content to a new community platform.
Per definition a fellowship is a group of people with the same purpose, experience, and a shared interest doing and achieving something worthwhile as a group.
Together we embark on a powerful mission and quest to change the global business and technology landscape, step by step, each of us in their own personal and unique way - but with the common intent of elevating leadership to the next level.
It started out as a small initiative and grass root effort as part of Reiner's teachings from The Mindful Leader, but relatively quickly attracted diverse and global technology leaders, as well as mindfulness & leadership experts and coaches.
Within the first few months the Fellowship grew to 35 members from Germany, UK, Ireland, Ethiopia, and California - who are representing companies such as Google, Zalando, Adviqo, Yunar, GameDuell, OLX, Vodaphone, Yahoo!, Press Factory, ANDigital, BMW iVentures, Quandoo, Nyris, Yelp, and eBay Kleinanzeigen
You won't become a Mindful Tech Leader over night by visiting a seminar, workshop, or reading a blog. It is a lengthy process and serious commitment to your personal growth, which will span over many years.
Becoming a Mindful Tech Leader is a journey, and takes many years of mastering the 7 Pillars of Mindful Leadership - a powerful framework that requires a systematic approach to grow personally and as a leader.
To become a Mindful Tech Leader and achieve mastery in New Leadership to transform the business world toward a New Workplace, it requires a serious commitment on your time and resources, as well as a certain level of openness and curiosity.
"It also requires the courage to go deep inside yourself beyond the traditional thinking and limitations of your mind."
As a foundation it requires a rigorous and consistent training of your mind, to elevate your level of consciousness (LOC).
During your journey you will be growing personally and as as a leader, as your consciousness expands
You will be able to increase your self awareness and improve the quality of your decisions
As you are strongly connected to your intuition, you will be able to apply Deep Innovation
You will become more stress resilient amidst daily turmoil and distractions
You will recognize the common fears of a leader and transcend those
Your ability to focus on the essential will increase
The collaboration in your organization will be based on the principles of unity, which results in a higher output and a greater quality of your results.
You can't do this alone or on isolation. Research has shown that you are more successful in your personal and leadership growth if you surround yourself with a community of support.
For this purpose Reiner had the idea of creating a Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders.
Together with other likeminded tech leaders we embark on a powerful mission to change the business landscape on this planet.
Furthermore, other mindfulness & leadership coaches / experts will be joining the Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders, as we need to increase diversity in our abilities to complement & strengthen each other. This can happen through knowledge exchange, training, master-minding, or coaching.
Diversity is a key value of the Fellowship, as in my experience it allows us to complement and support our strengths nicely.
The Fellowship is there for you to support you in your personal growth during this journey, and that you have the opportunity to mastermind and connect with your fellow Mindful Leaders and subject experts.
As we're collaborating we're focusing on the following topics (but not limited to):
In each of these areas we have subject experts & coaches who act as moderators to provide you with new ideas and impulses, organize resources, and regular events.
Furthermore, Reiner will be regularly interviewing leaders (all levels) and presenting those in the Mindful Tech Leadership Podcast.
Once you are part of the Mindful Tech Leader community, you can also take advantage of some premium offerings like joining a Mastermind Group.
Usually within your organization you work in a very homogeneous environment.
Through masterminding with other tech leaders who are working in
you are benefitting from different viewpoints and an increased level of diversity.
Everyone participating in this group will face similar situations in their daily work-life.
Being part of this mastermind group of Mindful Tech Leaders (different levels) means you have access to different viewpoints and approaches to problems and challenges.
You also get to expand your network of valuable connections.
You get to give and receive help and support.
The energy of the group and the support individual leaders receive from the group leads to accountability, rapid momentum, and ongoing motivation, as everyone works toward their goals.
As a result of being part of a mastermind group you will receive new ideas, novel approaches to challenges, and new perspectives to problems.
Participation in a mastermind group requires a monthly premium subscription. There are no long-term commitments and you can cancel anytime in case you don’t see the resulting value.
Get started with Mindful Tech Leadership by systematically learning proven Methods to train and upgrade your Mind.
For those of you who are strongly committed to their personal and leadership growth, we're offering premium training and coaching.
If you commit to this 8-weeks (1:1 or group setting) training, absorb and understand the teachings, and apply them immediately in your daily life by regular practise and tackling the weekly challenges, you will see as a result significant results of transformation happening.
The training is designed to fuel and accelerate your consciousness growth, if you put in the required time and effort!
It is structured in a logical manner to give you the maximum impact and results per week, with about 1-2 hours of effort per week.
Over 8 weeks we will explore together with the help of myself and the support community of this course a 2-week topic in depth. Basically 4 major topics over 8 weeks.
As you're reading these lines something has drawn you to this topic. You are probably ready to take action and do the next step.
To join the Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders simply request access to the community above, and we will review your request.
There are currently no fees or costs for admission to the Mindful Tech Leader community.
As we're continuing to evolve the Fellowship and provide more value by adding courses, live events, workshops, and more helpful resources to support your growth as a leader, you may be able to decide and purchase helpful courses, subscriptions, or leadership coaching offerings when these become available.
However, as said becoming a Mindful Tech Leader requires some of your time, resources, and a strong commitment on personal growth.
Signing up for the Mindful Tech Leader community is the first steps to demonstrate this commitment.
Going forward we will have casual and occasional get-to-togethers with the Fellowship, bi-weekly Mindful Tech Leader meetings, mastermind groups (different levels of leadership experience), weekly live events, mindful technology leadership courses, Q&As, and other opportunities to connect. Those are all optional and you decided based on your own schedule and objectives, how you will benefit, take advantage, and contribute.
Meetings will be conducted virtually over Zoom, so that everyone independent of location is able to participate.
To share some common principles and methodologies I suggest to review:
The 7 Pillars of Mindful Leadership (as a framework to organize leadership growth)
The 12 Mindful Leadership Principles (applying mindful leadership to organizations)
To accelerate and direct your personal and leadership growth, members of the Fellowship are encouraged to create "The Quest" - Your own Personal and Leadership Growth Plan.
This comprehensive plan is a working document that you own, and comprises 7 categories and dimensions of your personal and leadership growth according to the "7 Pillars of Mindful Leadership). Each of those is further organized into 6 sections.
I got motivated to create The Quest, when observing typical problems many of us leaders are encountering.
You may already have some goals, but are they the right ones?
Your current leadership development plan may focus too much on skills, not on sufficient consciousness growth and upgrading your mind.
You may be learning, but not transforming
The Fellowship will provide the necessary templates, support, and resources, so that you can create your own version of "The Quest."
At the end you can print out the content that you create, and arrange it in a nice folder - like a book. This becomes your guidance on your journey to becoming a Mindful Tech Leader.
This list will continuously evolve as we're working together to upgrade "old" Leadership and define the New Workplace.
"The Quest" will be available as training, for those who want to fuel and accelerate their personal and leadership growth.
As we're growing the Fellowship organically, we had a purpose workshop in mid March 2020. As a result of our collaboration and the workshop we have decided to focus our efforts in these three areas:
Support each other on our journey of growing our consciousness to accelerate our personal & leadership growth
Create a platform and space that creates awareness, and where people can come together, be honest, open, and authentic about their struggles without judgment
Enables discussions, guidelines, masterminding, networking, coaching & mentoring support through subject experts
To identify the underlying issues in our personality and thought process and using them, providing guidance on creating a structured & customised development plan to become a better version of yourself.
Come up with practical suggestions for ways to bring mindfulness and consciousness growth, as well as love into the workplace
Developing and sharing of helpful mindful technology leadership principles and best practises
Support leaders to become Mindful Tech Leaders - by teaching them skills and best practices that help them on their journey
Concrete recommendations / examples how to implement more mindfulness in organizations and teams
Access to knowledge & resources (books, workshops, seminars, courses, events, …) around mindfulness, empowerment & encouragement
Provide guidance on relevant knowledge and directly applicable skills to become a more effective leader in the organization
Develop hands on techniques on how to implement mindfulness in a (non-mindful) Organisation
Spreading knowledge about mindfulness, best practice sharing from bringing mindfulness to life in business related measures
Guidance on impact of mindfulness on bottom-line business results
Providing education, cultivating awareness, and increasing the size of the mindfulness population in the workplace
How can we motivate and inspire other leaders (e.g., build a tool set, strategy) to develop the awareness of their company?
True Personal transformative work and the communication of the impact of this. So others get inspired and can change the way they lead.
Get more insights on research findings on how mindfulness benefits the workplace
These focus areas are evolving, as we're shaping the future our our Fellowship together!
Building a community of like minded leaders and experts with the goal of raising and cultivating awareness of mindfulness in the workplace, develop best practises of mindful leadership, and enabling transformation of tech leaders, teams, organizations and communities through new leadership principles
"This is your journey, and you need to take ownership on your own personal growth!"
Research has shown that your chances of success are increasing if you surround yourself with a supporting community.
Joining the Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders therefore could be a helpful step to have the right support and community of likeminded Mindful Leaders.
What are you waiting for?