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Bob McClure: Mindfulness and Compassion: Skills for Successful Leadership

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Episode 19

About Bob McClure: Bob is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and Instructor at UCLA Mindful Awareness Center. He’s also a Senior Educator and Certified Compassion Cultivation Training Teacher for Stanford University Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research, and Education (CCARE). He’s also a trained L2 Coach for Unified Mindfulness. Bob is a Human Resources Consultant at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego and teaches mindfulness and compassion skills to healthcare professionals which include emergency room doctors and nurses as well as other high-stress physicians.


In this episode, Jordan and Bob discuss:

  • Mindfulness as concentration, sensory clarity, and equanimity.

  • Compassion is the intention that other people or beings not suffer.

  • Happiness is a skillset and burnout is empathy overload and fatigue.

Key Takeaways:

  • See compassion as a skill for someone you love, yourself, a stranger, someone difficult, and then the entire world.

  • Chronic stress degrades the ability to pay attention, your working memory, and your emotional regulation while mindfulness and compassion training enables the ability to maintain a steady-state.

  • Recognize ineffectual habits within our brains and take the necessary steps to retrain our brain and change our bad habits with skills training.

"Mindfulness is paying attention to our present moment experience with openness and curiosity." — Bob McClure Connect with Bob:

Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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