Mindful Work: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Mindful Work containing key details about the book.

What is Mindful Work About?

Mindful Work is a book that explores the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in the workplace, and provides guidance and exercises for incorporating these practices into one's professional life to improve focus, creativity, and overall well-being.

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In Mindful Work, New York Times business reporter David Gelles explains how mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other mindfulness techniques to boost leadership, reduce stress and improve health. Featuring insights from revitalised employees, high-level managers at global companies and meditation masters, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to the upsurge in mindfulness among companies as diverse as Google, Facebook and General Mills.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Mindful Work

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* Introduction to mindfulness and its impact on work and productivity.

* The importance of being aware of the present moment in order to improve focus and reduce stress.

* Techniques for bringing mindfulness into the workplace, such as meditation, deep breathing, and paying attention to sensory experiences.

* The role of mindfulness in decision-making and communication.

* The benefits of mindfulness for creativity, leadership, and team building.

* The impact of technology and digital distractions on mindfulness and the importance of finding balance.

* The role of mindfulness in promoting workplace wellness and reducing burnout.

* The importance of developing a mindfulness practice outside of work and incorporating it into daily life.

* The impact of mindfulness on overall happiness and well-being.

Who is the author of Mindful Work?

David Gelles is a staff writer for the New York Times Sunday Business section. Previously, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times , and his work has appeared in Forbes , the Los Angeles Times , and other publications.

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Book Details

  • Print length: 304 pages
  • Genre: Business, Nonfiction, Self Help

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “Intriguing, timely, and enjoyable . . . A fascinating account of the increasing adoption of these ancient disciplines by Western businesses." — Financial Times

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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