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: 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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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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Mindful Leadership: A Lesson from Marshall Goldsmith

0 Comment by / September 8, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith’s presentation to the Leading@Google Video Series is well worth the watch. He shared his wisdom about 3 years ago with me and my fellow Chairs at the Vistage 50th anniversary celebration in San Diego. You will enjoy reading Bob Nourse’s recollections about his founding of TEC, now called Vistage. Be sure to check [...]

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Mindfulness in Action: Partners101.org

0 Comment by / June 2, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

I have had the privilege of know Jim Vaughan for over 15 years. And through Jim I met his associate and dear friend: Kelly Castor. I have been a champion of their work and an associate of their Life Design work. I have used sections of the Life Design book for over 12 years during [...]

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Shambhala Sun’s Guide To Mindful Living

0 Comment by / March 9, 2010 / Posted in Breathe, Meditation, Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

The March issue of the Shambhala Sun is focused on Mindfulness. The editorial by Barry Boyce explains (although it always has): Why The Shambhala Sun Is Taking Mindfulness to Heart The Shambhala Sun has collected a series of excellent articles in its feature section in its Guide To Mindful Living. Thich Nhat Hanh shares a [...]

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Ready for 2010? First, complete 2009.

1 Comment by / December 24, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Running, Mindfulness

This is shared with you from a fellow Vistage Chair and friend: Dwight Frindt Ready for 2010? First, complete 2009. It’s the time of year when many of us conduct annual rituals that may include everything from strategic planning sessions for business to making New Year’s resolutions or setting Bold Goals for 2010 and beyond. [...]

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A Mindful Moment for a friend and loved one: Armon Kamesar

0 Comment by / December 24, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

Armon Kamesar was a friend. He was proud that his major in college was Animal Husbandry. It was something that he used throughout his life in his commitment to others and to doing the right thing.  He is missed. I will always remember our walk-and-talks in the early ’80′s. Armon truly lived his life. Music, [...]

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Mindfulness and What Happens When We Forget

0 Comment by / July 14, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

There is a great BBC Series from several years ago called: The Century of the Self. Edward Bernays is a name very few people recognize, however he truly influenced the 20th Century and continues to influence each of us in ways that we are: Unaware. Edward Bernays was the nephew of Sigmund Freud. After World [...]

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