Awake At Work

April 4, 2016

New, from Sounds True,  Mindful Leadership Training: The Art of Inspiring the Best in Others by Leading from the Inside Out by Michael Carroll.

In this audio program, we will explore how to unleash our leadership talents, open courageously to life’s circumstances, and recognize how to skillfully inspire our world. We will learn how the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation allows us to listen, act, and lead—not out of fear or blind ambition, but from deep confidence and wisdom. And we will examine the essentials for bringing these principles alive in our lives and...

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November 4, 2015

Research is showing that leaders who practice mindfulness experience heightened self-confidence, a more nuanced sense of autonomy, and richer emotional resilience and well-being.  

From Mindful.org, this article explores how mindfulness enhances overall employee well-being. 

October 7, 2015

When our life’s work confronts the tough realities of  death, disappointment, and existential doubt we may turn to our favorite Empiricist David Hume.  

 

How did Hume come up with these ideas, so profoundly at odds with the Western philosophy and religion of his day? What turned the neurotic Presbyterian teenager into the great founder of the European Enlightenment?

 

Read the entire article at The Atlantic...

October 2, 2015

A Sufi tale

One day the sun and a cave decided to have a conversation. During the chat, the sun was having a difficult time understanding what the cave meant by “dark, closed and dank” and the cave was confused by the sun’s notion of “light, open and clear”. So, they decided to change places and share perspectives.

The cave went up into the sky and took the sun’s view and remarked: “Ah, I see, this is remarkable and vast - truly marvelous!”

After a while the cave invited the sun to visit his world: “Now come...

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September 16, 2015

Mindful leadership is less about relieving stress or becoming a “better version of who we are” but more about becoming familiar with our experience and noticing that we are hardwired to inspire the best in others.

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