9 results for "bill duane"


Bill Duane: Mindfulness and the Greater Good 

Bill Duane, Senior Manager of Learning Programs that promote well-being and sustainable high performance, believes in a “chain of goodness” that starts with the best individual and the best organization—which leads to positively adding to the greater good in the world. He believes that, at Google, taking care of the individual will lead to […] Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • May 28, 2015

Search Inside Yourself 

[…] even had one person reverse her decision to leave Google after taking Search Inside Yourself!), while some have become much better at what they do. Engineering manager Bill Duane, for example, discovered the importance of giving himself quality time, so he reduced his working hours to four days a week. After he did that, […] Read More 

  • Chade-Meng Tan
  • March 21, 2012

What’s It Like to Take Google’s Mindfulness Training? 

[…] part of a broader trend towards workplace mindfulness that many innovative organizations are embracing. If it hasn’t touched your organization yet, chances are it will before long. Bill Duane from Mindful Direct. Here’s a few of my own impressions of SIY as a contributor and a teacher: One day in an SIY class at […] Read More 

  • Mirabai Bush
  • July 30, 2014

The Real Reasons Why Mindfulness is Good for Business 

[…] ground level: paying attention to the mind, body, and emotions so we can begin to approach the world with more openness and inquisitiveness. And that’s not just “hippie bullshit,” says Bill Duane, an engineer at Google. “Seeing meditation in the context of how the brain functions—that the mind is something that can be hacked—was eye-opening.” Read More 

  • Stephany Tlalka
  • June 10, 2014
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Using Mindfulness to Jumpstart Creativity at Work 

[…] re-calibrating of our minds by stepping out of the fray. Slowing down can actually help us speed up. “When you slow things down, you stop the autopilot” —Bill Duane, Superintendent of Well-Being and Sustainable Performance Learning at Google. As a leadership consultant and social scientist, I have been investigating mindfulness and its impact on […] Read More 

  • Ellen Keithline Byrne
  • October 6, 2016


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