Romar Leadership Round Table: Developing Mindfulness in Leadership Development

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12:00pm CT (1:00pm ET and 10:00am PT)

Our ongoing monthly series of round tables on management and leadership development trends will continue in October with a special guest discussion leader. Michael Nagle, Director of Leadership Excellence and Coaching Capabilities at EMD Serono, will facilitate a conversation on developing mindfulness in the context of leadership development.

We know mindfulness is an important factor in helping people cultivate resilience and avoid burnout. Leading in a world of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity requires strong a leadership presence that balances knowing, doing, and being. For many leaders (especially strong analytical thinkers), being fully present, self-aware, and empathetic is the most challenging aspect of leadership. Mindfulness practices are known to help leaders be more in the moment, more aware of their thoughts and emotions, and less reactive.

Including basic mindfulness practices in emotional intelligence and coaching development programs can help strengthen a leader’s self-management capabilities and leadership presence. Join Michael Nagle in a discussion of best practices for introducing mindfulness practices as part of leadership development programs. Romar President Dave Davis will host the 60-minute virtual forum. Anyone involved in developing leaders is welcome to share ideas and techniques to help our leaders reach their full potential.

Who should participate? 

Anyone who develops leaders or who has an interest in mindfulness in leadership. All are welcome! 

When is it? 

The next round table takes place Monday, October 25 at 12:00 noon CT (1:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 a.m. PT). Dave Davis will host the 60-minute virtual forum and Michael Nagle will lead the discussion.

What is the topic?

The topic for October is Developing Mindfulness in Leadership Development.

How do I register? 

It’s easy! Click the button on this page to sign up. When you register, we will send you a calendar invitation along with a confirmation email and a few questions to consider before the session.

What’s the catch? 

There isn’t one! This will be an open forum to share development ideas and techniques to ensure our leaders reach their full potential. Please join us! If you have any questions or suggestions for future round table topics, please send us a message and let us know.

About Michael Nagle

Michael Nagle Michael Nagle is an ICF-certified executive coach with 1000+ hours coaching biotech, pharma, and medical device leaders at AstraZeneca, Covidien, Shire, Takeda, BMS, Aldeyra Therapeutics, Solid Bioscience, and others. Michael spent the first 14 years of his career at AstraZeneca in a variety of senior leadership positions. In 2001 he founded Michael Nagle Consulting Group, an organization development and leadership consulting firm where he has participated in more than 60 change consulting journeys including 5 multi-year organization transformations for high-profile biotech and pharmaceutical companies. With a Master of Science in Organization Development from American University, Michael’s foundation of individual, team, and systems knowledge is comprehensive and pragmatic. This knowledge is grounded in his hands-on sales, marketing, and training experience as a member of Astra Pharmaceuticals commercial leadership team. Michael is also a yogi, snowboarder, mountain biker, grouse hunter (2012 North American Grouse Grand Slam), and diver. Michael believes in the power of meditation, exercise, good nutrition, and sleep to counter the stresses of everyday life.