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This page explains the ideal criteria for participants in the study in three categories.
However, there is some flexibility with respect to meeting these ideals. If your
experience does not exactly match these criteria, but you would like to participate in the study,
I. Current Leaders
Ideally, current leaders would meet the following criteria:
» Work in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations
» Have held a leadership position for at least 5 years
» Have had at least 3 employees who report directly
to them and 8 employees who work in positions below theirs
In addition, the study seeks to enroll leaders with experience in one or more of the following
II. Previous Leaders
Those who are not currently supervising others but who have previous experience that meets the above
criteria include recent retirees, leaders who are between jobs or are presently not supervising
others, those currently pursuing other interests or further education, and leaders currently
working as teachers or leadership development coaches and consultants.
III. Boards of Directors
The study also seeks to enroll leaders with overall responsibility for directing both for-profit
and not-for-profit organizations.
The purpose of the study is to understand how mindfulness - whether naturally occurring or
deliberately cultivated - may help leaders be more effective in developing the social
and emotional skills critical to effective leadership. Therefore the study seeks to enroll:
» Leaders who do or do not have a formal mindfulness practice
» Leaders who represent a diverse range of mindfulness practices within the study group
» Leaders who have practiced mindfulness for diverse lengths of time
If you practice mindfulness and chose to participate, you will be asked in the initial
Participant's Questionnaire to specify the form or forms of mindfulness that you practice,
and to estimate the number of years and approximate number of hours you have
practiced mindfulness over those years.
Participants in the study must be at least 35 years old, and ideally between the ages of
40-60, but there is no strict upper age limit for participants.
There is no strict requirement for the level of education attained by participants.
Ideally the study group will be comprised of equal numbers of men and women leaders.