Mindful means being in the moment, while proactive means thinking and working ahead. Both are important for your career, but they seem to contradict each other. Can you be mindful and proactive
at the same time?
For that to happen, leaders have to create separate space for both activities, says David Shanklin of CultureIQ, a culture management company.
Being mindful as you look ahead is the best way to balance the present and the future. You’re proactive instead of reactive, and it can pay off in many ways.