Mindfulness: Loving-Kindness’ Oxytocin Makes It Contagious

0 Comment by / February 14, 2013 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

You cannot watch this video without getting a shot of oxytocin. Happy Valentine’s Day. Simon Sinek speaking at the Vistage Conference “THINK Big!” spoke about this hormone. Check out the Vistage Blog to learn more. He said: With Oxytocin in the body, it makes me do things selflessly. It is the generosity chemical. Generosity is [...]

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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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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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Understanding Mindless To Begin To Comprehend Mindfulness

0 Comment by / September 25, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

The Century of the Self is a 4 part series for the BBC by Adam Curtis. Adam Curtis’ acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has [...]

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Mindfulness & Lessons from the Lakers

1 Comment by / June 12, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

Looking backwards over today; what a marvelous day with Kip, Alan and Cheryl. What a wonderful scone that Vince made along with the flat white that Shelley put in front of me. The unexpected warm evening as I walked in the dark here in Yallingup to get the lasts 400 steps of my 10,000. While [...]

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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 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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Mindfulness: A tradition of storytelling

0 Comment by / November 24, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, Uncategorized

I remember reading the last paragraph that KVpops shared in his blog: It’s all about telling a great story in the simplest manner with a great insight or an observation thrown in. Whether you are writing a novel, short story, feature film or even a 60 second spot, the rules are the same: set up [...]

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