White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

by Steven Heine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195160037

ISBN-13: 9780195160031

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. In White Collar Zen, Steven Heine shows how, by applying Zen principles in our working lives, we can achieve the same results for ourselves.
Heine describes the way Zen

…  See more details below

Overview

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. In White Collar Zen, Steven Heine shows how, by applying Zen principles in our working lives, we can achieve the same results for ourselves.
Heine describes the way Zen embraces two different yet harmonious paths. The Way of the Hermit teaches detachment—the mental clarity you need to view your situation dispassionately and impartially, to perceive who is an ally and who is a competitor, to understand what is possible and what is not. The Way of the Warrior teaches the ability to act without hesitation at the proper moment. Together, they can prepare you to meet the challenges of the modern professional world. Heine offers a step-by-step approach to attaining these skills and applying them in daily life. Using real-world examples interwoven with sayings and stories from the Zen tradition, he shows how Zen can help in situations ranging from gaining a deserved promotion to overcoming obstacles that arise from a breakdown in teamwork. He makes it clear that in Zen the path to personal success must be one that values integrity, respects every individual, emphasizes cooperation, and serves the goals of the larger group.
Replete with practical advice, White Collar Zen will appeal to many of the same readers who have made The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings so successful. It will certainly fascinate anyone interested in applying Zen principles to achieving professional excellence.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195160031
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : applying Zen3
1Zen and professional leadership12
2The power of Zen25
3Everybody must get foxed45
4The greater the doubt, the greater the enlightenment68
5Seeing the forest, but not missing the trees87
6Returning to the marketplace107
7All's well that ends well128
8Coming from nowhere to somewhere155
AppKoan translation ("Te-shan carrying his bundle")191

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >