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The Mindful Leader: Ten Principles for Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves and Others

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A new generation of business leaders is turning to mindfulness as a cutting-edge leadership tool. Scientific research suggests that the practice of mindfulness (a technique for learning to live in the present moment) can help individuals to gain clarity, reduce stress, optimize performance, and develop a greater sense of well-being.

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 9th 2007 by Trumpeter
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Polly Trout
In case you were wondering, the 10 principles are simplicity, poise, respect, courage, confidence, enthusiasm, patience, awareness, skillfulness, and humility. Carroll practices in the Shambhala school of Tibetan Buddhism and his program is a secularized version of it. He is a sensible, kindhearted person with a lot of good advice ("be authentic," "bring your whole self to work," "don't treat people like shit"), but the idea that Buddhism can and should be adapted to serve consumer capitalism di ...more
especially mindful! I ought to own it.
I found this book interesting, though many of its concepts are found in different leadership and self improvement books. The basic idea of this book, I found, was to be willing to be open, caring, and humble when leading others and you will inspire them to be the same. Even if you aren't particularly interested in meditation and self reflection, this books offers pearls of wisdom for anyone striving to be a good leader.
Edwin B
I was expecting more specific tips about being a mindful leader, but most of what I got was about being mindful in general. No problem though, mindfulness does transcend the specific narratives we concoct and to which we get attached. The practice of mindfulness is a generalized skill immensely applicable to each and every moment.
"More often that not, seeking success for ourselves proves pointless and shallow, whereas seeking success and inspiration for others almost always delivers prosperity and well-being right into our hands." - quote from introduction which I think will be the cornerstone of the entire book and one that I strive to live by.
The author relates how his practice of Buddhism has influenced him as a leader.He shares his philosophy of living a more mindful life. Good stuff.
Scott Mabry

Filled with good recommendation and examples for bringing mindfulness to leadership.
Helena Sludnikov

If you want to learn about yourself, then it is the must to read this book.
David Roberts
What a great idea to apply the principles of Buddhism to work. Practical and insightful.
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Michael Carroll is the founding director of Awake at Work (AAW) Associates, a consulting group that works with organizations and individuals to help them rediscover balance and well-being while pursuing professional success. For over two decades Carroll worked as a human resources professional, holding executiv
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