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Creating Mindful Leaders
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Creating Mindful Leaders
How to Power Down, Power Up, and Power Forward

Unleash your inner mindful leader

Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and resilience are the “must have skills” for modern leaders—yet many professionals are too stressed to know where to start. Creating Mindful Leaders provides deep insights and easy practices based in neuroscience, brain training and positive psychology to help professionals thrive in the “age of disruption.”

Written by a global COO turned successful tech entrepreneur, the book provides a roadmap to greater health, happiness and performance. It speaks to every professional wanting to reduce stress, achieve greater success and enjoy life more.  

  • Offers immediately actionable techniques for professionals at all skill levels
  • Provides relatable, real-world advice
  • Helps build resilience while changing your relationship to stress
  • Shares a roadmap for sustainable performance in the face of ongoing change
  • Creating Mindful Leaders provides an informed, humorous and expert peak into the sources of stress caused by the modern pace of living and offers practical, actionable tools and techniques as the antidote to manage stress, increase resilience, and improve your wellbeing, performance, relationships, sleep and physical health. 

    Unleash your inner mindful leader

    Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and resilience are the “must have skills” for modern leaders—yet many professionals are too stressed to know where to start. Creating Mindful Leaders provides deep insights and easy practices based in neuroscience, brain training and positive psychology to help professionals thrive in the “age of disruption.”

    Written by a global COO turned successful tech entrepreneur, the book provides a roadmap to greater health, happiness and performance. It speaks to every professional wanting to reduce stress, achieve greater success and enjoy life more.  

  • Offers immediately actionable techniques for professionals at all skill levels
  • Provides relatable, real-world advice
  • Helps build resilience while changing your relationship to stress
  • Shares a roadmap for sustainable performance in the face of ongoing change
  • Creating Mindful Leaders provides an informed, humorous and expert peak into the sources of stress caused by the modern pace of living and offers practical, actionable tools and techniques as the antidote to manage stress, increase resilience, and improve your wellbeing, performance, relationships, sleep and physical health. 

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    About the Author-
    • Joe Burton (www.whil.com, San Francisco, CA) is the founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, a digital training platform helping employees to reduce stress, increase resiliency and improve their sleep and performance. He is an entrepreneur in the digital health space, former president of Headspace, and spent fifteen years as a global COO in public companies. Joe is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post. He's worked in over 50 countries and travels the world teaching on topics including disruption, culture, and mindfulness. As Whil's CEO, he's become known for modernizing brain training techniques for professionals, by professionals... creating mindfulness for the rest of us. Find out more at LinkedIn. 

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    • DEDICATION

      ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

      FOREWORD

      INTRODUCTION: BEING A LEADER IS AMAZING. AND IT KINDA SUCKS.

      FOR YOU

      1. WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

      2. HOW TO FOCUS IN A DISTRACTED WORLD

      3. STRESS: THE $300 BILLION DOLLAR SLOW LEAK

      4. ARE YOU INCREASING YOUR RESILIENCE OR DECREASING IT?

      5. WHAT DOES “PERFORMANCE” MEAN TO YOU?

      6. YOU VS. TECHNOLOGY

      7. INVEST 5 MINUTES A DAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

      8. IT’S NOT A RELIGION. IT’S A LIFESTYLE.

      FOR YOUR COMPANY

      9. RECOGNIZE AND FIX A TOXIC WORK CULTURE

      10. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND THE WALKING DEAD

      11. LOOK, A SQUIRREL! UNDERSTANDING DISTRACTION AND THE GROWING SAFETY CRISIS

      12. TURN DEPRESSING DATA INTO HEALTHY EMPLOYEES

      EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ) FOR EVERYONE

      13. BUILDING EQ SKILLS FOR YOURSELF

      14. BUILDING EQ SKILLS FOR OTHERS

      15. APPLYING EQ AT HOME (PARENTING)

      16. DO OR DIE: DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK

      ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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