The Meditation4Leadership Leading From Within philosophy is based on two intertwined concepts. The first is understanding what has worked for other effective leaders gleaned from the work of renowned organizational leaders, management professors and authors. The second is that a personal meditation practice can facilitate your capacity for greater awareness. By taking the time to truly observe you see your strengths and areas for growth. Below are key reference books used by Meditation4Leadership to inform its philosophy on effective leaders:
PILLAR 1: Awareness
Carroll, Michael, Awake at Work: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work’s Chaos. Massachusetts: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2004.
Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.
Isaacson, Walter. Steve Jobs. New York: Simon, 2011.
Peters, Thomas J. & Waterman, Jr. Robert H., In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies. New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
Sandburg, Sheryl, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
PILLAR 2: Connection
Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends & Influence People. New York: Simon, 1998.
Ferrazzi, Keith. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time. New York: Crown, 2005.
Jackson, Phil. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. New York: Penguin, 2013.
Pink, Daniel H., Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.
Pink, Daniel H., To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. New York: Riverhead Books, 2012.
PILLAR 3: Perspective
Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 25th anniversary ed. N.p.: Simon, 2013.
Huffington, Arianna. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. New York: Harmony, 2013.
Maxwell, John C. , The 360-Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence From Anywhere in the Organization. Nashville: Nelson Business, 2005.
PILLAR 4: Potential
Cooper, Robert K., The Other 90%: How To Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential For Leadership And Life. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001.
Duckworth, Angela. GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Scribner, 2016.
Green, Bill, All in: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs. Virginia: Koehlerbooks, 2017.
Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. 3rd ed. New York: Back Bay, 2013.
Thaler, Linda Kaplan and Koval, Robin, Grit to Great – How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take You From Ordinary to Extraordinary. Crown Business, 2015.
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