Larry Ward: Mindfulness in Action, in Business

Happy Valentine's Day!

HERE IS A RECENT PODCAST INTERVIEW LARRY GAVE ON SOUNDS TRUE:

In case you're curious what he talks about... here are some brief notes from the talk that a friend jotted down while listening (though obviously they talk about a lot more!):

  • Organizations need to change from being problem-driven to vision-led

  • Developing skills of resilience- building a reservoir of resilience, so you have it before you need it

  • Helping businesses learn to change, adapt, and grow: More important to demonstrate mindfulness than to talk about mindfulness

  • Secrets of energy management: How do we leak energy at work? (5 ways)

  1. Being preoccupied with what's not working

  2. Being preoccupied with controlling things

  3. Drama, rumor mill

  4. Not having clear boundaries (#1 frustration is often being reached out to all hours of the day)

  5. Being focused on perfection (We are often focused on the 1% that's broken, rather than the 99% that is working - this is hardwired into our neurology)

  • How to have Fierce Equanimity- It is beyond a conscious "act", it is embodied, unmoving. An equanimity that is anchored in the body and the mind

The photo is of our dog Charlie enjoying the Dharma