You’ve probably heard the term “mindfulness” but does it have any place in corporate leadership??
Isn’t mindfulness just a hyppie-dippie term that is a “weak” way to lead?
Research shows it’s actually the most effective long-term approach.
In fact, top organizations all around the world are starting to embrace the concept, so this week I’m talking with Marc Lesser on Jamming with Jason podcast.
I met Marc several years ago at the Mindful Workplace Summit in northern California who not only has been studying and practicing mindfulness for decades, but he’s also been the CEO of several companies, so he knows exactly how mindfulness fits into corporate leadership.
And since command and control, dictator style leadership hurts people, organizations, and is dying… wouldn’t you rather learn how to embrace the future of leadership?
Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices and training. He is the author of 4 books, including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, and CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company.
Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders which teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world.
He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.
Marc know what he’s talking about intellectually, but more important from decade of practicing what he teaches.
Listen into this week’s episode with Marc Lesser at: https://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason194/
and then start thinking how you can start applying some of these lessons to make you a more confident, authentic, and effective leader.