Our lives are filled with distractions—email, Facebook, Twitter, texting. We’re constantly connected to technology and rarely alone with just our thoughts. Seeking out more alone time for introspection is a practice called “mindfulness” and it is the first step to becoming more self-aware of your thoughts, physical sensations, and surroundings. You cannot develop self-awareness by simply reading a book on the topic. Mindfulness requires specific actions that increase our powers of observation and an intentional focus on becoming more aware of our surroundings and how we react to changes in our environment.
Jeff Wilkie, HoganTaylor LLP
Jeff Wilkie has made a career in organizational development strategies for the last 25 years. Today, Jeff leads the Human Capital and Organizational Strategies niche under Hogan Taylor Advisory Services. He works as a confidante and coach to organizational executive teams and assists in the focus and formulation of a company’s human capital strategies. He also provides valuable consulting around executive presence, team building, performance strategies and organizational communications. Jeff works across the nation, but resides in his native Tulsa, Oklahoma and is married to Cathy. He has been blessed with two sons and a daughter: Tucker, Drew and Megan.