Mindfulness is trending in the business world, but that doesn't mean every manager has bought in. The biggest obstacle to changing corporate culture is getting leaders to see the value of such programs. I know about this challenge first-hand, as we recently added a new global mindfulness program at SAP.
It takes effort to push back against the tide of small worries, to-do lists, people to call back, emails piling up as fast as you can delete them. Trying to meditate or to take a few moments out on the porch when full of anxiety can be infuriating. The cart is placed before the horse, and you don't get anywhere at first.