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Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 339–349 | Cite as

Mindful Leadership: Sind achtsame Führungskräfte leistungsfähigere Führungskräfte?

  • Sebastian SauerEmail author
  • Karin Andert
  • Niko Kohls
  • Günter F. Müller
Hauptbeiträge

Zusammenfassung

In den letzten Jahren hat sich Achtsamkeit zu einem konzeptionellen Fokus innerhalb der Gesundheitswissenschaften entwickelt; über hundert Studien belegen die gesundheitlichen Effekte von achtsamkeitsbasierten Interventionen. In klinischen und nichtklinischen Anwendungen haben sich achtsamkeitsbasierte Verfahren etabliert, zum Beispiel in der Stressprävention, Suchtbehandlung oder Partnerschaftsberatung. Im Arbeitskontext jedoch finden achtsamkeitsbasierte Ansätze bislang nur wenig Beachtung. Vor diesem Hintergrund versucht diese Arbeit zu beleuchten, ob und wenn ja wie Achtsamkeit Führungskräften helfen kann, ihre Aufgaben erfolgreicher und gleichzeitig entspannter zu bewältigen.

Schlüsselwörter

Achtsamkeit Führung Management Interventionen Stress 

Mindful leadership: are mindful leaders more efficient leaders?

Abstract

In the last years, mindfulness became the focus of increasing research interest in the health sciences. More than hundred studies highlight the positive impact of mindfulness based interventions on a variety of health relevant parameters. Mindfulness became a well-established intervention in clinical and non-clinical contexts such as stress prevention, substance abuse treatment or relationship counselling in couples. The concept has until now not received much attention in business contexts; implications and applications in this field are highlighted in this article. In particular, it is described how mindfulness may help leaders and managers to perform their tasks more successfully and in a much more relaxed way.

Keywords

Mindfulness Leadership Management Interventions Stress 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Sauer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karin Andert
    • 1
  • Niko Kohls
    • 1
  • Günter F. Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGeneration Research ProgramBad TölzDeutschland
  2. 2.Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus LandauFachbereich Psychologie, Psychologie des Arbeits- und SozialverhaltensLandauDeutschland

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