Well-Being

What Happens If I Don’t Bolt? 

Janice Marturano on mindfulness's debut at the World Economic Forum in Davos—and how one conference goer thought twice about bolting from the session. Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • March 22, 2013

A Season for Connecting 

Mindful's leadership blogger on how to wind down this holiday season and come to terms with what's important to you. Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • December 14, 2012

How not to be a “prepackaged leader”—and why 

A few days ago, I was reading an interview with James Hackett, the CEO of Steelcase. When he was asked about his most memorable leadership lessons, he spoke of the importance of becoming a leader who was not "prepackaged." In the course of his work, he met many… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • August 27, 2012

The Wisdom of Eagles 

Did you know that Minnesota has one of the highest concentrations of eagles in the country? A couple of years ago, I had a chance to visit the National Eagle Center, just south of Red Wing. While there I was able to see eagles that had been rescued (no cages)… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • June 15, 2012

The rewards of stopping and noticing 

In preparation for the Institute for Mindful Leadership's recent Mindful Leadership retreat, we send some prework to the participants, inviting them to begin to notice some of the "autopilot" conditioning we all engage in from time to time, especially in parts of the day when we are transitioning from one place to… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • May 4, 2012

Being Consumed 

I was recently reminded of a column I once read. It was written by an organizational leader who was describing her realization about the auto-pilot way she was going through her life, and her ultimate discovery of the mind’s capacity to cultivate awareness. She shared that ”Blackberries used to be something we consumed,… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • February 23, 2012

Too Small 

A while back, I was guiding a mindful leadership session with a group of experienced leader-meditators. It was late afternoon, the ending of a work day, and we slowly moved from sitting practice to mindful yoga and then to a reflection on the following line written by David Whyte:… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • December 7, 2011

Thank you, Steve 

Much will be written about Steve Jobs — his accomplishments, his courage… He was, indeed, an incredible inspiration. I am saddened by his death. Yet in his shortened life he lived fully, was not afraid to push the boundaries, and seemed to be guided by an inner compass and wisdom. And the… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • October 6, 2011

An Underleveraged Resource 

It is barely possible to read the day’s news without being touched by a description of a global or regional issue reaching near-critical tipping points. Some of these issues speak to human suffering in our own backyards, and some remind us, if we are attentive, that suffering halfway… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • September 26, 2011

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