How can mindful leadership training enhance focus, clarity, creativity, resilience and compassion?

Janice L. Marturano, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership explains

Appreciating Everything: a reflection

November beckons us to be thankful. We readily reflect on what pleases us – tasty food, crisp fall weather, congenial company. These are the kinds of blessings we like to count. But what about the other stuff? How do we appreciate mixed blessings, complicated things, or those that trigger our irritation? This ten minute reflection, guided by Institute instructor Carol Hyman, invites you to explore expanding gratitude to meet all of life’s challenges.

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Welcome to the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization. We offer retreats and workshops that train the mind’s innate capability to be focused, see with clarity, cultivate creativity and embody compassion. Just as we understand that there are innate capacities of our bodies that can be trained to make us more resilient, flexible and stronger, we now know from neuroscience research that there is universal training we can experience that can cultivate and strengthen our mind’s capacity. Mindful Leadership training is fitness for the mind. With dedication and practice, you can transform yourself, your organization and your community. Join us at one of our upcoming retreats or workshops, or contact us at for information about customized training for your organization.


Why Does Mindful Leadership Matter?


Visual Introduction to Mindful Leadership Retreats

Upcoming Retreats and Workshops

March 18, 2016
Join us for this one day Workshop to experience the training of the mind to lead-at work and at home. This workshop based on the international best-selling book, Finding the Space to Lead, will be hosted in the the Hilton Garden Inn – Wayne, New Jersey.
April 13-17, 2016
Join Janice Marturano for this intensive four day residential retreat to explore the Mindful Leadership curricula taught by the Institute around the world. In the company of a small group of experienced professionals, you will learn to cultivate your ability to lead and live with excellence-focused, clear, creative and compassionate.
June 2-3, 2016
Join us for this two day, non-residential retreat where you will explore your ability to train your mind to be more flexible and resilient. We will begin to see how we can lead with excellence – focused, clear, creative and compassionate. To be hosted in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

by Janice Marturano

Winner of 2014 Nautilus Award

Are you facing another “crazy busy” day? Sometimes “leader” seems to mean “person who deals with problems nonstop from morning till night.” What if you could hit the “pause” button on your day, step back, and meet your challenges with a sense of space and clear focus? And what if you had a way not just of “getting things done,” but ensuring that what does get done connects with your deepest values?

Clarity, focus, creativity, and compassion: these are the fundamentals of mindful leadership. In this plainspoken, accessible guide, Janice Marturano, a senior executive with decades of experience in Fortune 500 corporations, explains how to integrate the practice of mindfulness-meditation and self-awareness-with effective techniques of management and mentorship.

(Now in Paperback)

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