Mindfulness Blog

May 11, 2020

The role of mindfulness awareness meditation for leaders   

We all know what human agility looks like. For those of us who have attended a performance of “Cirque du Soleil” or the NYC Ballet, we are fortunate to have witnessed remarkable performers executing flawlessly: muscular, refined, and utterly disciplined. And while we may assume that such creative elegance is unique...

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May 7, 2020

The kind of leadership we usually encounter in business, in government, and even in our spiritual communities assumes a top-down perspective. At the top are the leaders, who are engaged, ambitious, and effective. At the bottom are life’s voyeurs, uninvolved, hesitant, and resigned. In between is everyone else. Neither visionaries nor bystanders, most of us go about our lives and are expected...

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February 6, 2020

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August 30, 2019

Michael Carroll was interviewed by David Shifrin for The Art of Change

A sample:

Too often, vision is driven by spreadsheets, competitive analysis, product plans, service planning, and marketing. All those are important, of course. But relying on those views too much can come back and bite you if you haven’t spent time...

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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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