As leaders, we often find ourselves in the trap of reactive busyness. To help us address this important topic, we’re excited to announce that Juliet Funt will be joining the 2017 GLS faculty. Take a look at the video below to learn more.
Our time is under attack.
Meetings, emails and ever-present smartphones are gobbling it up.
Innovation and creatitivy are withering before the false god of busyness.
At home, families struggle to connect. Grown-ups multi-task in the evening, tied to the office by invisible ropes of worry and expectation.
This is the troubling portait of the culture of insatiability.
This culture of insatiability has turned the average workday into a sprint of reactive activity, squeezing out the time to think. And when talented people don’t have time to think, business suffers.
When is the last time you caught someone thinking at your workplace?
WhiteSpace is the time for which you have no plans and no predetermined agenda. It is unconnected, open, flexible and fluid.
When the brain is supposedly at pause, MRI scans reveal amazing and complex activity within the default neural network. This type of activity has been linked to insight, introspection, memory and creativity.
WhiteSpace is not meditation.
WhiteSpace is not mind wandering.
WhiteSpace is not mindfulness.
WhiteSpace is freedom for the mind. It is allowing your mind to explore and ponder and follow instinct.
Look at your calendar.
Could you use some time to focus on the big picture, where you’re going and what’s really important?
Juliet Funt, a recognized consultant and speaker, founded Whitespace at Work with a mission to unearth the potential of companies by unburdening their talent. A warrior against reactive busyness, Funt teaches a streamlined method for personal process improvement that reduces complexity in the workplace. Teams that incorporate Whitespace mindsets and skill sets increase creativity and engagement, reclaim lost capacity and execute at their finest.
Guest faculty members are invited to participate in The Global Leadership Summit based on proven leadership abilities in their field of expertise. Their beliefs may not necessarily reflect those of Willow Creek Association and Willow Creek Community Church, and their presence at the Summit does not imply blanket endorsement of their views or affiliations.