Mindfulness: The Spirit of Music & Dance Echoes Through The Eons.

0 Comment by / January 3, 2014 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

We have no word for Good Bye for Life is Forever. Thanks to Bruce Peters, long time friend, mentor to leaders and co-host of CEOhq-Radio, who shared this piece after reading my blog yesterday. If you want to view the entire KPBS presentation go to: A Concert for Reconciliation of the Cultures (Live at Mt. [...]

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Mindfulness In Congress & Our Nation: A Most Difficult Task

0 Comment by / August 16, 2012 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Oz Archives

Having watched Captain Jack, the story of lobbyist, Jack Abrahamoff, played by Kevin Spacey, I am appreciative of the work that Tim Ryan champions in his work: A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit. It is an amazing journey that we are on [...]

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Mindfulness & Becoming An Elder

2 Comments by / April 18, 2012 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

I have carried Goethe’s comment with me for many years: Life is the childhood of our immortality Here is an interesting fact: “Beginning January 1st, 2011 every single day more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age of 65. That is going to keep happening every single day for the next 19 years.” When [...]

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Mindfulness: Living and Leading with Intention

1 Comment by / January 8, 2012 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

I have been influenced in the practice of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh since the mid-80′s and by Karen Sothers and Steve Alper since the mid-90s with their work at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine under the leadership of Dr Mimi Guarneri. With my 25 years as a Vistage Chair I have been blessed [...]

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Lee Thayer on Leadership Virtuosity: Steps To Being Mindful

0 Comment by / October 31, 2011 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

Lee Thayer’s Leadership Virtuosity in his series of books on leadership is a must read for all who want to see what is the cost of becoming a virtuoso leader. Some of Lee’s thoughts: The Performing Leader The primary advantage of de-personalizing performance–of making the person’s performance and not his psyche and/or personality the issue–is [...]

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Be Mindful: Silent is hidden in the word “Listen”

3 Comments by / May 31, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

I decided to carry 3 books and a journal with me during Kip’s and my 3 month travel portion of my 4 month Sabbatical. The three books are: Mindfulness for Dummies by Shamash Alidina Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing by Lee Thayer Claiming Your Place At The Fire: Living The Second Half of your Life on [...]

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Mindfulness: Present Moment. Kairos: Appropriate Time

2 Comments by / January 16, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, Uncategorized

Bruce Peters is a dear friend, former fellow Vistage Chairman, host of WCEOhq-Radio, and like me a champion of the work and wisdom of Lee Thayer. Check out his archives with his numerous dialogues with Lee. I wanted to share Bruce’s response which reflects: When the mind is ready, the message appears. Bruce shares: “I [...]

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Mindful Reflection: Living the Questions.

1 Comment by / January 15, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

Live the questions and life will move you to the answers. Who Am I? What Do I Want? What’s My Purpose?”. Deepak Chopra was speaking on the Dr Oz Show Deepak Chopra said when I reveal my secrets of the aging process the implications are huge. Deepak Chopra says close your eyes and watch your [...]

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Mindful Readings for a Retiring CEO & Anyone Else

0 Comment by / January 3, 2011 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

A friend of mine and fellow Vistage Chair, Allen Hauge, asked a question about some readings for a retiring CEO. This is what I shared. Here is a short list of books that I think would be helpful to a retiring CEO (was he/she tired the first time?) or anyone else for that matter Also [...]

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Leadership Virtuosity: Lee Thayer’s Call for Leaders to be Mindful

0 Comment by / July 27, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Leadership

Lee Thayer’s Leadership Virtuosity is his latest book that is a must read for all who want to see what is the cost of becoming a virtuoso leader. It would be a good idea to remember to re-read Buddha’s Kalama Sutra as a reminder of leadership and followership and now jumping to conclusions. The example [...]

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