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Designing Events to Promote Compassionate Leadership with Mo Edjlali – ECEO041



Designing Events to Promote Compassionate Leadership with Mo Edjlali – ECEO041

Designing Events to Promote Compassionate Leadership—ECEO041

Mo Edjlali, President of Mindful Leader

Something is broken in our workplace culture. According to a survey referenced in Forbes magazine, 65% of employees would rather replace their boss than receive a salary increase. The current high-pressure climate is not sustainable long-term, which means it is up to corporate leadership to strike a balance—to find a way to be both profit-driven and compassionate. And there are a growing number of events working to educate corporate leaders around bringing mindfulness into the workplace.

Mo Edjlali is the founder and president of Mindful Leader, Inc., and he is passionate about driving the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in workplace culture. Through collaboration with non-profits, universities, corporations, as well as leaders in neuroscience, leadership development, organizational behavior and mindfulness, Mindful Leader curates events, learning communities and educational resources to inspire, develop and connect leaders.

Today Mo joins Rebecca Linder to discuss the impetus behind the Mindful Leadership Summit and how the organization’s goals have evolved over time. He explains how Mindful Leader works with sponsors to draw a global audience, the three measures of success he uses to gauge an event’s tangible and intangible ROI, and his approach to keeping the Mindful Leader audience engaged year-round through free resources and repurposed content. Mo shares his take on what’s broken in current workplace culture and offers his best advice to leaders around recognizing innovation in culture and leadership. Listen in for Mo’s insight about the lingering mind-body connection a great event can provide and how Mindful Leader distinguishes itself from the competition in the maturing mindfulness movement.

Topics include:

  • Mo’s drive to build the Mindful Leadership Summit
  • How Mo’s goals have evolved since Mindful Leader’s inception
  • How Mo leverages his networks to draw in speakers for events
  • The three measures of success Mo uses to gauge an event’s ROI
  • How the Mindful Leadership Summit attracts a global audience
  • How Mo employs targeted marketing to engage the Mindful Leadership audience
  • Mo’s approach to building community year-round with repurposed content
  • The value proposition Mindful Leader provides to its sponsors
  • Why the current workplace culture is not sustainable
  • The growing maturity of the mindfulness movement
  • How Mindful Leader distinguishes itself from the competition
  • Mo’s take on the mind-body connection provided by a great event
  • How Mo’s approach to leadership has changed over time
  • Mo’s insight around innovation in culture and leadership

Mentioned in this podcast:

Organizations

Mindful Leader

Insight Meditation Community of Washington

The Nature Conservancy

Wisdom 2.0

The Conference Board

People

Mo Edjlali

Tara Brach

Mark Tercek

Tim Ryan

Sharon Salzberg

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Mo Edjlali

 

Mo Edjlali is the founder and president of Mindful Leader, Inc., and he is passionate about driving the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in workplace culture. Through collaboration with non-profits, universities, corporations, as well as leaders in neuroscience, leadership development, organizational behavior and mindfulness, Mindful Leader curates events, learning communities and educational resources to inspire, develop and connect leaders. Mo is on the board of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, Minds Incorporated, and the DC Prison Meditation Program. He is also a serial entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience in management, technology and marketing for startups, non-profits, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

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