Mindfulness Blog

August 12, 2019

A conversation with Charles Betito-Filho – CEO of  Mind Station  

 

July 11, 2019

Michael was a recent guest on Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett discussing mindful leadership. 

 

Listen here. 

May 15, 2019

Originally published in Tricycle.

No matter how hard we try to keep our jobs and careers on track, they just don’t seem to cooperate—they constantly misbehave. One minute we are on our way to a promotion, and the next we are being transferred to Antarctica. Or maybe our boss has closed the...

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March 28, 2019

Excerpt from Awake at Work

When we see our fellow colleagues having difficulties at work, we naturally want to lend a hand. Sometimes work’s demands are weighing heavily on a colleague or maybe a new challenge has got someone stumped and we give a bit of advice or direction in order to help out. Sometimes we put in extra effort,...

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February 20, 2019

Tami Simon's in-depth audio podcast interviews with leading spiritual teachers and luminaries. Listen in as they explore their latest challenges and breakthroughs—the leading edge of their work.

In this epispde, Tami speaks to Michael Carroll about the relationship between sitting meditation and being able to be unbiased, courageous, and confident at work.  ...

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January 22, 2019

As modern-day Buddhists, many of us work in companies and we often love our work, our colleagues and our workplace culture. But ethically, we can be challenged by the harm some enterprises inflict on our planet. As Buddhists, how do we respect “right livelihood” and keep the jobs we enjoy?  

It is fitting in our pursuit of “right livelihood” to consider the harm that our...

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December 6, 2018

Typically, when we feel oppressed by workplace tyrants, we struggle, and we try to comfort ourselves that we are not to blame.  Yet, the more we ponder the tyrant the more disturbing she seems to become.

Excerpted from Awake at Work.

 

People at work can be unusually irritating. For many reasons, we can find ourselves...

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November 14, 2018

Workplaces turn toxic when the emotions we bring to work go unappreciated, unmanaged and ignored. Too often, we may find ourselves chasing after “emotional trophies” at work where we are seeking false reassurance, bragging rights or, even worse, dominance over others. Here in this excerpt from "Fearless at Work” we learn these emotional trophies are...

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October 12, 2018

Promoting workplace candor requires psychological safety, no doubt, but it would be a mistake to misunderstand such “safety” as a form of false harmony or a substitute for courage. 

In his study Managerial Courage1, Harvey Hornstein concluded that seeking harmony in organizations, while worthy at times, is often is a primary killer of innovation, initiative, and...

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June 17, 2016

Here in this review of Fearless at WorkFrater Acher, a master schooled in the ancient arts of “divine magic”, explores the nuances of overcoming cowardice and living a noble and dignified life. 

Fearless at Work actually isn't a book about work. It's a book about cowardice. The kind of cowardice most of...

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