Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader evolved out of Marc Lesser’s work helping to create Search Inside Yourself, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program at Google. It builds on his experiences as a Zen teacher, particularly his time as head cook at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world.
What are the Seven Practices?
• Love the work
• Do the work
• Don’t be an expert
• Connect to your pain
• Connect to the pain of others
• Depend on others
• Keep making it simpler
This book comes out of a lifetime of integrating mindfulness, business, and leadership. It highlights practices of mindful leadership for leaders and anyone wanting to shift consciousness, develop character, and produce results that matter.
Marc Lesser is a longtime Zen teacher and the cofounder and former CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. The author of several books, he now leads ZBA Associates, a company providing executive coaching, consulting, and keynote speaking. He lives in Mill Valley, CA.