Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out

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Profile, Jan 1, 2015 - Business & Economics - 411 pages

A mindful revolution is reshaping the workplace.

The world's most dynamic businesspeople are using mindfulness to become happier and more fulfilled at work - and more successful. In Mindful Work, New York Times business reporter David Gelles explains how mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other mindfulness techniques to boost leadership, reduce stress and improve health.

Featuring insights from revitalised employees, high-level managers at global companies and meditation masters, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to the upsurge in mindfulness among companies as diverse as Google, Facebook and General Mills. Blending timeless insights and modern-day management theory, Gelles explains the practical benefits of the mindfulness boom, and offers a programme for changing the way we work - a change that will make us less stressed, more focused and happier.

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About the author (2015)

David Gelles is a business reporter for the New York Times and its business blog, DealBook, where he writes about mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. He is also a longtime meditator and spent a formative half-year in India studying with Zen masters, Tibetan rinpoches and Burmese monks. Previously, David was a reporter for the Financial Times, where he wrote about technology and media and interviewed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff in prison.

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