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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Mindful Running: An Interview with Ozzie

0 Comment by / October 5, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Running, The Running Mind

Here is the link to Jackie Linehan’s web page:The Peaceful Runner where she did an interview with me. The Full Interview: Mindful Running Interview with Ozzie Gontang The first of Jackie’s ten questions: Q. Thank you Ozzie for joining us today. I have to say I really enjoy reading the articles on your website. They [...]

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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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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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A Reflection on the Odyssey of Chairing

3 Comments by / July 3, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

June was my 24th year as a Vistage Chair. I have been blessed to know this group of men and women who do the work I do. The people pictured above have all been doing the work of helping leaders of small and mid-sized companies develop and transform themselves professionally and personally. It is about [...]

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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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Mindful of A Good Day

0 Comment by / November 26, 2009 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized

Thanks to a dear friend, Jenn Sertl of Agility3R, for sharing this with me and the Vistage Chair community. Happy Thanksgiving. This video, featuring Brother David, a highly-respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Look, listen and be inspired by this [...]

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Mindfulness, Gratitude & Appreciation=Thankfulness

1 Comment by / November 25, 2009 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, Uncategorized

Laura Fine taught me what it means to have an Attitude of Gratitude. Appreciation has been shared by so many patients who have been part of the Healing Hearts and Lifestyle Change Program at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. These gifts have been shared so deeply by my family and friends over the years. Today [...]

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