Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required. Photo In a recent seminar I gave for over 100 business professionals, I asked the participants to play a simple word association game with me: “I say mindfulness, you say ________.”
The word that rang out in unison was, of course, “meditation.” Mindfulness, it seems, has become a mainstream business practice and a kind of industry in its own right. Get Ready for the Starbucks of Yoga. Editor's note: This article is part of Inc.'s 2015 Best Industries report.
"Yoga juggernaut" seems like an oxymoron, and a laughable one at that. Until you consider Denver-based CorePower Yoga, the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Trevor Tice. In the late 1990s, Tice was busy building Tech Partners International, an IT outsourcing company. Tice had grown up in Telluride, Colorado, enjoying skiing, hiking, mountain biking--"all the things you do in the mountains," he says--until a rock-climbing accident shattered both his ankles. Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda and Self-Realization. Fastcompany. If you are like me, you probably find yourself multitasking more, yet feeling like it really isn’t benefiting you.
As a society, we’re stressing out about more and accomplishing less, adversely impacting both our mindsets and our productivity. Most of us think of this as the new normal, and we’ve gotten used to juggling more. The begrudging acceptance of this attitude prevents companies from taking actions needed to keep workers focused and productive. A stretched-thin, stressed-out workplace is not the workplace of the future. The Practice. Welcome to Mindfulness Foundation - Mindfulness in Schools Campaign - Focus : Daniel Goleman. Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, by Daniel Goleman, HarperCollins/Bloomsbury, £18.99 Please concentrate.
Your ability to focus productively is being undermined by the daily bombardment of emails, text messages and audio-visual stimulation. This threat demands our attention, Daniel Goleman writes, because focus is the secret of success. Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.