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

by Janice Marturano, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership

Winner of 2014 Nautilus Book Award

Executives and leaders from all over the world have sought out Janice Marturano’s mindful leadership training. The award-winning Finding the Space to Lead brings it to readers everywhere.

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 former 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.

Scientific research has shown that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve performance in every field of endeavor. And leaders who have undergone mindfulness training report that it provides a “transformative experience” that significantly improves their innovation, self-awareness, listening, and decision-making.

This is not a new “leadership system” to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the principles of mindfulness into everyday life through specific exercises that address real-world situations. It will help you with your calendar, meetings, to-do lists, strategic planning, and the interpersonal challenges of the workplace. Whether you lead all or part of a company, a nonprofit, a class, or a family, Finding the Space to Lead can help you do just that.

“This book will change your life.” – Bill George, former Medtronic CEO

“Finding the Space to Lead gives us concrete strategies, from a high powered executive of a major American corporation, to increase our focus and creativity, as well as how to lead with compassion. I highly recommend it.” – Tim Ryan, Congressman (Ohio)

“You will find both invaluable wisdom and practical advice in these pages.” – Arianna Huffington, Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post

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