The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future (Hardcover)

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The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future (Hardcover)


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Pause to take your leadership from functional to excellent to embodied

In The Leadership Pause, master somatic leadership coach, trauma psychologist, and mindfulness instructor Chris L. Johnson takes you on a guided journey into your most truthful future as a leader. Johnson's call to action is for all leaders--new and seasoned professionals alike--to take on the important practice of pausing.

The Leadership Pause shows how to quiet the noise of the daily hustle so you can hear the still-small voice of purposeful curiosity that lives within you, which breeds wisdom in both work and life.

The Leadership Pause teaches
  • the gift of mindful awareness that leads to clarity of mind and heart, reduced stress, and increased resilience;
  • a deeper connection to self;
  • a clearer vision of the natural leader resting just beneath the surface.

Johnson shares stories from established and powerful leaders about how they've used pause practices to transform their previous strategies and ways of thinking and behaving to find greater meaning and purpose in their work. This book is for anyone looking to deepen their impact on the lives around them, leave a profound mark on their organizations, and build a legacy of intentional focus, pragmatic ambition, grounded compassion, and empathy-in-action.

Chris L. Johnson is the founder of Q4 Consulting Inc. and passionately committed to creating feedback-rich environments that result in transformational change. Chris integrates teachings on the neurobiology of experiential learning with mindful awareness and embodied practices to offer programs that train attention--The Leadership Pause--and tap the body as a rich source of intelligence, wisdom, and action. Chris holds a PsyD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she's taught in the Business Psychology and the Executive and Professional Development Programs. Trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the Center for Mindfulness and certified as both an Integral Coach (New Ventures West) and a Master Somatic Leadership Coach (Strozzi Institute), Chris's unique training serves her deeper commitment: to extend embodied leadership to innovators who are creating the future--exemplary leaders, collaborative teams and workplaces, and engaged, thriving communities. To that end, she's been involved in the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism for over a decade, an organization committed to "elevating humanity through business," currently serving as chair. When Chris is not working, she's likely gardening or hiking, reading a great book or making art, or at the aikido dojo where she practices the art of peace. Learn more at
Product Details ISBN: 9781956072044
ISBN-10: 1956072047
Publisher: Braintrust Ink
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English