Presents timely, implementable, and easy practices for the modern workplace, and demonstrates how leaders can be mindful, listen deeply, and embrace tension to enable organizations, and people, to succeed in uncertain times.
Leading is by no means an easy task. We expect our leaders to be steadfast but also flexible. We need leaders to show us the way, but also to deeply listen and recognize the expertise of those around them.
In Mindfully Wise Leadership, Keren Tsuk, founder of consulting group Wisdom To Lead, seeks to revolutionize the process by which leaders manage their organizations and their people. Through her research in the field, Tsuk found that, with the application of mindfulness techniques, individuals can not only improve their effectiveness in the management of others but also in the management of their own needs, building better futures for everyone. It’s for these reasons that leading organizations such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Aetna, and Apple have already implemented mindfulness programs, which have resulted in increased productivity, innovation, and employee engagement.
Mindfully Wise Leadership offers precise tools for leaders to learn how to:
Keren Tsuk, PhD, is a keynote speaker, consultant, and thought leader in 21st century leadership. The founder of the consulting firm Wisdom To Lead, Tsuk specializes in the development of senior management teams and corporate leadership. She guides companies and senior management teams to reach their full potential using various techniques in the field of mindfulness. She has developed an innovative Mindfulness-Based Leadership (MBL) course and retreat, which she conducts for different organizations around the world. Her practice extends to assisting executives to discover their own inner wisdom and maximize their overall leadership potential—both in and out of the workplace. With over 20 years of experience working with senior management in the areas of transition, growth and development processes, Tsuk has worked with companies such as Checkpoint, Verint,Amdocs, Ex Libris, Google, Siemens and more. Being a keynote speaker on the topic of the relationship between mindfulness and leadership, she has lectured at conferences worldwide and has been invited to speak at universities around the world, instructing graduate business school courses at PolyU in Hong Kong, IDC Herzliya, and Lahav Executive Education Tel Aviv University.
Foreword by Scott Shute
Chapter 1: Landmarking Leadership
Chapter 2: The New Path to Leadership
Chapter 3: From External Power to Internal Strength
Chapter 4: The Foundation of Mindful Leadership
Chapter 5: Paradoxical Management
Chapter 6: Flexible Mindset
Chapter 7: Authentic Communication
Chapter 8: The Courage to Be Present
Chapter 9: Deepening Compassion and Empathy
Chapter 10: Trust as the Foundation of Self
Chapter 11: Gratitude to All
Chapter 12: Building Space
Chapter 13: Holding Tension
Chapter 14: Enabling Flow
Chapter 15: Freedom and the Future
About the Author
Mindfulness meditation is often perceived as an impractical activity mostly for the spirit. To me, it is a practical tool to improve decision making and live a better life. Mindfully Wise Leadership is a thoughtful guide that shows how being mindful can improve our ability to interact with more compassion, to handle difficult situations, and ultimately to become better leaders.
While the right time is always “now,” this is an especially important time for Mindfully Wise Leadership. This book can provide a much-needed compass for leaders trying to navigate the treacherous terrain of the modern world.
If you share author Keren Tsuk's dream of creating “a situation where organizations are a platform for humanity's development,” this book is a simple yet complete map on how to get there—mindfully and with presence. My heartiest congratulations and gratitude to Tsuk for bringing her practice wisdom as an important addition to the new leadership model now urgently needed. I would highly recommend it to work-place leaders everywhere.
Mindfully Wise Leadership couldn’t be more relevant to leaders who are trying to figure out the new reality of these days. Dr. Tsuk’s wide experience provides a very comprehensive set of tools, best practices and real-life examples which makes it a practical book for those who are seeking to make a difference in their personal and professional lives and in the way they lead and manage others. This book provides a fresh look at the actual meaning of leadership and a glimpse into the potential of creating mindful organizations and a more beautiful world.