Rasmus Hougaard

Rasmus Hougaard

Getting One Second Ahead – Enhancing Leadership Performance with Mindfulness

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Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of The Potential Project, the global leader in customized leadership and organizational training programs based on mindfulness. The firm has a proven track record of enhancing individual and collective performance, resilience and creativity. The Potential Project works with fortune 500 companies in 22 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Clients of The Potential Project include Accenture, Nike, American Express, Microsoft and Sony to name a few. The objective of their programs is to enhance individual and organizational performance and well-being through skillful application of mindfulness in a corporate context.

Rasmus has practiced and taught mindfulness since the early 90s and has many years of experience working with leaders in bringing mindfulness and mental effectiveness into their organizations and lives. He has lead more than 1500 workshops and programs for more than 50.000 people and is recognized as a leading international authority on training the mind to be more focused, effective and clear in an organizational context. His book "One Second Ahead – Enhance Your Performance with Mindfulness" was published in 2015.

Rasmus´ background includes a career in the Sony Corporation as well as a researcher in organizational development. Rasmus has a Master's degree in Organizational Development & Adult Learning and degrees in Philosophy and Human Resources.

In 2009, after years of working with leading scientists, corporate executives and mind training experts, Rasmus launched The Potential Project. The mission of The Potential Project is to help individuals and organizations become more mindful and effective in everything they do. Through the work of the Potential Project, Rasmus and his colleagues in The Potential Project, have helped tens of thousands of individuals and organizations enhance performance and job satisfaction.

His article, written with business partner Jacqueline Carter, on how to practice mindfulness at work, was recently published in HBR.

Among his speaking clients: Mindful Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (video link below), where is has been a returning featured speaker several years in a row. Rasmus is also speaking at a number of national and global conferences in 2016. Coming up are appearances at the Mindful Life conference (also in Washington, DC) and the WorkHuman conference in Orlando, FL.

His programs include:

Getting One Second Ahead – Enhancing Leadership Performance with Mindfulness

It's not easy being a leader in today's fast-paced, complex, dynamic work environments. Leaders need to maintain calm in the midst of daily storms. They need to remain focused in the face of a million distractions. They need to have clarity of mind to ensure they are helping themselves and their people do the right things as opposed to just doing lots of things.

In this session, we will share stories and experiences from around the globe on how and why companies are incorporating mindfulness training as a foundational tool to support leadership performance and development.

The session will include case studies from work with leading companies including Sony, EY, Accenture and more. It will also include practical tools and techniques that participants can use and integrate into their leadership development activities to get the "One Second Ahead" advantage enabling leaders to respond as apposed the react in the face of daily busyness.

From this session, participants will get practical, tactical, information on how they can help themselves and their teams enhance effectiveness and productivity through training the mind.

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