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Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

One of my most gratifying activities during these past few years has been co-developing and co-teaching a program at Google called Search Inside Yourself, a program that integrates mindfulness with emotional intelligence.
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The Personal Branding Paradox

Personal branding is a hot topic these days. Perhaps it all began with the article The Brand Called You. by Tom Peters, published in Fast Company Magazine back in August 1997. And there have been numerous other articles on this topic, before and after this one. Peters wrote:
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Time Is On My Side

“In essence, all things in the entire world are linked with one another as moments. Because all moments are the time-being, they are your time-being.” Zen teacher Dogen, from a talk in the year 1240, Japan
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What Do You Call the World?

There is a story from the Zen tradition that goes like this:
One teacher asks another, “Where do you come from?” (Sometimes a trick question.)
The second replies, “From the south.” (Ah, a safe answer.)
The first asks, “How is Zen practice in the South these days?”
The second responds, “There is lots of discussion.”
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What’s the Climate of Your Organization?

As I was preparing to address an audience about my new book Less, a young professional woman, one of the event organizers, asked me how I market my book. I responded that I do two things:
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Marketing, Zen, Success, Failure, and Letting Go

As I was preparing to address an audience about my new book Less, a young professional woman, one of the event organizers, asked me how I market my book. I responded that I do two things:
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The Ultimate Competitive Edge

Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage; greater than strategy, than finance or technology. People working in teams can achieve more than people working individually could ever imagine.
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Meetings that Matter

Dear friends: When I mention the word “meetings” what is your first reaction? Do you suddenly feel sleepy or do you want to run for the nearest exit? Or are you enthusiastic and intrigued, looking forward to the thrill of…
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