Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, CC 4/27

A Day of Teachings with Marc Lesser

  Saturday, April 27, 1 – 4:30 pm

10:15 – 11 am Public Talk (free)
11:10 am – 12 noon Book signing and Q&A (free)
1 – 4:30 pm Workshop

Marc Lesser’s new book, Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, draws on a lifetime of integrating mindfulness practice, business, and leadership. The book evolved largely from Marc’s work helping to create and lead “Search Inside Yourself,” the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program that originated at Google, and ultimately led to the foundation of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, which Marc co-founded and led as CEO for five years. It also builds on his experiences as a Zen teacher at San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC), particularly his time as head cook and director at Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world.

Join Marc at SFZC for a free author talk, Q&A, and book signing on Saturday morning, April 27, beginning at 10:00 am. In his talk, Marc will cover the seven simple yet profound practices from his new book that support conscious, compassionate leadership. While these principles can be applied to leadership at any level, they’re also relevant for anyone wanting to build the inner strengths necessary to meet and shift the personal, professional, and global challenges we all face.

The talk and Q&A will be followed by an afternoon workshop, 1 – 4:30 pm, where participants will learn how the inner work of mindfulness and self-awareness meets the outer work of leadership and business as forces for positive change and results that matter.

In this highly-interactive workshop, Marc will go deeper into each of the seven practices, which are:

  • 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

Embracing any one of the seven practices alone can be life-changing. When used together, they support a path of well-being, productivity, and positive influence. After attending this workshop, you’ll understand why some of the world’s most successful companies routinely incorporate the seven practices of mindful leadership, integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy, to create great corporate cultures, and even a better world.

Fees: $60; $54 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. NOTE: There is no charge for the lecture and Q&A. Some partial scholarships available.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.

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