Mindful Business Leaders

Google's Gopi Kallayil On The Business Value Of Mindfulness

 

Organizations like the Institute for Mindful Leadership and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute say “yes,” as does the contemplation-centric Garrison Institute. They all assert a business value for mindfulness training while also providing such training. And they root the trainings they offer in traditional practices along with contemporary neuroscience and psychology. So too with business schools bringing mindfulness training into their curricula.

Business leaders are starting to blend the rich tradition of spirituality with the research of psychology and neuroscience to create a simple, yet powerful way for business leaders to enhance their effectiveness.


Some top business schools, including Columbia Business School, have integrated the teaching of mindfulness into their curriculum. Hitendra Wadhwa, a professor of practice at the school and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership, says that before you can master your business, you need to first master yourself and mindfulness is a path to such mastery.

 

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/06/16/mindfulness-isnt-just-for-yoga-studio/

Harvard Business Review Summit on Leadership: Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

 

In her summary, Maria presented the Ladder of Seeing, a tool which we have developed in helping executives make the transformational journey from mindlessness to mindfulness. Over lunch on our table we discussed the practicalities of implementing mindfulness in large organisations. Maria has many years of experience in change management programmes, and for her the solution is to run pilot studies first, demonstrating the potential power of mindfulness to develop leadership qualities in executives, and to show how it can lead to more engaged teamwork.In her summary, Maria presented the Ladder of Seeing, a tool which we have developed in helping executives make the transformational journey from mindlessness to mindfulness. Over lunch on our table we discussed the practicalities of implementing mindfulness in large organisations. Maria has many years of experience in change management programmes, and for her the solution is to run pilot studies first, demonstrating the potential power of mindfulness to develop leadership qualities in executives, and to show how it can lead to more engaged teamwork.

 

http://transitionconsciousness.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/harvard-business-review-summit-on-leadership-mindfulness-in-the-age-of-complexity/

The mindfulness business


Western capitalism is looking for inspiration in eastern mysticism


The movement has a growing, and strikingly eclectic, cohort of gurus. Chade-Meng Tan of Google, who glories in the job title of “jolly good fellow”, is the inspiration behind “search inside yourself”. Soren Gordhamer, a yoga and meditation instructor, and an enthusiastic tweeter, founded Wisdom 2.0, a popular series of mindfulness conferences. Bill George, a former boss of Medtronic, a medical-equipment company, and a board member at Goldman Sachs, is introducing mindfulness at Harvard Business School in an attempt to develop leaders who are “self-aware and self-compassionate”.

 

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21589841-western-capitalism-looking-inspiration-eastern-mysticism-mindfulness-business