The inside story on how mindfulness is boosting leadership, reducing stress and improving health in the workplace.
A mindful revolution is reshaping the workplace.
The world's most dynamic businesspeople are using mindfulness to become happier and more fulfilled at work - and more successful. In Mindful Work, New York Times business reporter David Gelles explains how mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other mindfulness techniques to boost leadership, reduce stress and improve health.
Featuring insights from revitalised employees, high-level managers at global companies and meditation masters, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to the upsurge in mindfulness among companies as diverse as Google, Facebook and General Mills. Blending timeless insights and modern-day management theory, Gelles explains the practical benefits of the mindfulness boom, and offers a programme for changing the way we work - a change that will make us less stressed, more focused and happier.
About the Author
David Gelles is a business reporter for the New York Times and its business blog, DealBook, where he writes about mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. He is also a longtime meditator and spent a formative half-year in India studying with Zen masters, Tibetan rinpoches and Burmese monks. Previously, David was a reporter for the Financial Times, where he wrote about technology and media and interviewed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff in prison.
Intriguing, timely, and enjoyable new book, a fascinating account of the increasing adoption of these ancient oriental disciplines by western businesses as means of improving corporate efficiency, reducing employee stress, and, directly or indirectly, boosting the bottom line. * Financial Times *
Brimming with insights and backed up with solid research, Mindful Work takes us to the front lines of a revolution that is transforming the business world. -- Arianna Huffington
By far the most insightful, practical guide to mindfulness and meditation. Mindful Work could change your life. -- Bill George, Harvard Business School Professor and author of True North
A delightful, authoritative and provocative guide to the new world of mindfulness at work. Give this book your full attention. -- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
Gelles has done a masterful job of capturing the 'mindfulness movement'. His candid analysis and his dialogue with people from all facets of this movement paint a wonderfully clear view of a potent proposition for living and working in better ways. -- Scott Kriens, Chairman, Juniper Networks and Director of 1440 Foundation
In this compelling book, Gelles describes how apparent paradoxes can resolve into a business culture where taking a breath is part of making a buck. -- Sherry Turkle, author of 'Alone Together'
Gelles deftly shows the power of mindfulness to change individuals, businesses and our world for the better. Cultivating mindfulness is a practice that we need to embrace, and we cannot be afraid to follow this path. -- Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce
In this wise and revealing work, David Gelles explains how Eastern wisdom is transforming the Western workplace. Smart, hopeful and inspiring, this is a book with a wide reach and a clear focus -- Mark Epstein, author of 'The Trauma of Everyday Life' and 'Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective'
This carefully researched, heartfully written, and delightfully readable book tells one of the most interesting true stories of our time: the fascinating and sometimes messy coming together of the wisdom world and the corporate world. -- Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google, and bestselling author of 'Search Inside Yourself'
An intriguing, timely, and enjoyable new book [and] a fascinating account of the increasing adoption of these ancient oriental disciplines by western businesses as means of improving corporate efficiency, reducing employee stress, and, directly or indirectly, boosting the bottom line.
Gelles has both an initiate's appreciation of how meditation works, and a journalist's objectivity and ability to tell a story. -- Felix Martin
Readers curious about the benefits of mindfulness at work or in their personal lives will appreciate this book. * Booklist *