Killing the Buddha
As a pioneer in workplace mindfulness, we're always looking for new perspectives on our field. So, when we came across Work Pray Code by Carolyn Chen which was published last month, we decided to do a series of articles exploring this work with you. Our hopes are to encourage conversation and critical thinking. This excerpt is the second article in our Work Pray Code series. Check out the first article in the series here!
By Carolyn Chen
[Various consultants] and coaches teach Buddhist meditat…
How Can Corporations Become Healing Forces in the World?
By Raj Sisodia & Michael Gelb
What if there was a company whose CEO said, "Let's pay our people as much as possible"? What if that same company showed up to help communities in distress before FEMA and the Red Cross when there was a disaster? What if your company treated your spouse, your children, your parents, and even your pets, as stakeholders, and made it a priority to ensure that you can be present for them? What if there was a company that not only reduced its environmental footprint to …
Book Review: Work Pray Code
By The Mindful Leader Team
As a pioneer in workplace mindfulness, we're always looking for new perspectives on our field. So, when we came across Work Pray Code by Carolyn Chen which was published last month, we decided to do a series of articles exploring this work with you. Our hopes are to encourage conversation and critical thinking. This review is the first article in our Work Pray Code series. Check out the second article in the series here!
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5 Ways to Bring Your Whole Self to Hybrid Working
By Dan Nixon, guest contributor
Between the busyness of our work lives and shifts towards flexible and hybrid working patterns, the ability to remain grounded, and to be fully present, becomes ever more challenging. Add to this the bottomless newsfeeds on our phones and the blurring of home/work boundaries, and it can easily feel as though our lives become a series of “to-do list” tasks and back-to-back meetings, with any spaces in between quickly filled with emails and other updates.
All of t…
Why is a Mindful Workplace Essential to Thrive in the New Era?
By Peter Calin, Mindful Leader MBSR Instructor
The level of stress we’ve experienced in the past two years has increased significantly due to an environment full of uncertainty created by the pandemic, climate change, social unrest, inclusivity and diversity issues, a heightened awareness or concern for work-life balance, and a myriad of other factors. As a result, the workplace is a fast-paced and stressful environment. How do leaders now lead their organizations in a global market that has c…
Four Mindful Steps to Lead With Compassion
By John J. Murphy, guest contributor
In 2009 I wrote a book titled, Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace. Originally, the book was intended to help people in all walks of life live with more presence, confidence, compassion, and abundance. It was the first book I wrote outside of the business and leadership genre, so I was surprised to learn a few years later that it was being used by a “sensei” (master teacher) at one of the world’s largest corporations to train business leaders how to lead…
Leaders Connect With Empathy, But Lead With Compassion
By Jacqueline Carter & Rasmus Hougaard, guest contributors
For decades, leaders have been taught the importance of empathy. Its importance cannot be overstated, especially in today’s world of work. Empathy is the ability to recognize and share others’ feelings and perspectives. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in others’ shoes. As a leader, this ability is obviously important. You can lead others more effectively if you can understand what they might be experiencing. Research also shows t…
How Can Mindfulness Help You Become a More Agile Learner?
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By Andy Lee, Mindful Leader CWMF and MBSR Instructor
There’s an old adage that in ten years on the job, some people amass ten years of learning while others gain one year of learning ten times over. The difference between these two types of people can be described as a difference in learning agility.
Learning agility, a term coined by Lombardo and Eichinger (2000), is the capacity of a person to learn and develop as a result of their on-the-job chall…
8 Take-Aways to Mindfully Advance Your Life & Career
By John J. Murphy, Guest Contributor
During this epic time of uncertainty, adversity, and the “Great Resignation,” it is wise to ask oneself, “What can I do to step up my performance and meet these challenges successfully?” What would a sensible and proactive leader do? How do highly effective people manage these challenges with poise, confidence, and grace?”
The 8 Take-Aways:
Here are eight “take-aways” my clients find very helpful, both personally and professionally. I use the term take-a…
3 Simple Ways to Create More Tech-Life Balance Today
By Meico Marquette Whitlock, the Mindful Techie, guest contributor
The pandemic has disrupted your life and blurred the lines between working at home and living at work. Your job role may have shifted as we grapple collectively with how to provide essential services with little to no human contact. The volume of emails, texts, tweets, and meetings has increased exponentially. And you’re emotionally spent from all the change, disruption, and uncertainty.
If you wish things could magically go b…