Louise Kelly is a Professor of Management and Leadership at the University of La Verne in California. With her co-author Marina Dorian, she recently published a conceptual paper in The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship entitled: “Doing Well and Good: An Exploration of the role of Mindfulness in the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation Process.” The article was the subject of a piece in the February, 2016 edition of Forbes magazine.
In this interview, Louise explains how, in addition to decreasing stress and burn out on the job mindfulness can help business managers and entrepreneurs recognize opportunity, make ethical choices, and feel compassion for others. These, in turn, can increase meta-cognition, and increase financial performance. Our conversation included thoughts on authentic leadership, social entrepreneurship, and the crucial difference between how men and women perceive leadership.
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