by Marc Lesser,
Daniel J. Siegel MD (Forward)
“Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen” defines the leadership in most attractive and meaningful ways. Marc Lesser and Daniel J. Siegel MD are the guys behind this book. Marc Lesser is a CEO, Zen teacher, and author who offers training and talks worldwide. He has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations, including Google, SAP, Genentech, and Twitter. In this book, Marc gives us a solid structure for bringing mindfulness to our roles as business and other leaders.
The practices are surprisingly simple, easy to implement, and yet not obvious. His fourth practice of connecting to your pain is particularly powerful for any leader and will transform your business life, and your personal life. If you just do that practice, it will distinguish you as a trusted leader. If you are a leader or want to be one (of any kind), this book is a must. It helps the reader who wants to become a leader accomplish more with less wasted effort.