Mindful Leader: Awakening Your Natural Management Skills Through Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful Leader: Awakening Your Natural Management Skills Through Mindfulness Meditation

by Michael Carroll


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590306208
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 830,849
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

For over two decades Michael Carroll worked on Wall Street and in the publishing industry, holding executive positions at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Paine Webber, Simon & Schuster, and the Walt Disney Company. Founding director of AAW Associates, Carroll consults with major corporations on bringing mindfulness into the workplace. He is a longtime student of Buddhist meditation and an authorized teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. Carroll has taught mindfulness meditation at the Wharton School of Business, Columbia University, Kripalu, and the Cape Cod Institute. For more information, visit www.awakeatwork.net.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Tradition of the Mindful Leader 1

Part 1 Inspiring the Best in Ourselves and Others

1 Opening Up to Workplace Realities 13

2 Overcoming Self-Deception: Four Parables 31

3 The Art of Sitting Still: Mindfulness Meditation 52

Part 2 The Ten Talents of a Mindful Leader

4 Simplicity 61

5 Poise 68

6 Respect 74

7 Courage 82

8 Confidence 91

9 Enthusiasm 97

10 Patience 106

11 Awareness 115

12 Skillfulness 126

13 Humility 137

Part 3 Bringing Our Full Being to Work

14 Synchronizing 147

15 Engaging the Whole 152

16 Inspiring Health and Well-being in Organizations 158

17 Establishing Authenticity 175

Part 4 Practices and Exercises

18 Meditation 195

19 Contemplation 200

20 Contemplative Activity 217

21 Training the Mind 226

Notes 229

Resources 233

About the Author 239

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