Awake At Work

March 28, 2019

Excerpt from Awake at Work

When we see our fellow colleagues having difficulties at work, we naturally want to lend a hand. Sometimes work’s demands are weighing heavily on a colleague or maybe a new challenge has got someone stumped and we give a bit of advice or direction in order to help out. Sometimes we put in extra effort, staying late at work to help meet a deadline or coming in early to set up for a meeting. Or, helping could be as simple as just listening as someone thinks out loud about whether to accept a new job...

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February 20, 2019

Tami Simon's in-depth audio podcast interviews with leading spiritual teachers and luminaries. Listen in as they explore their latest challenges and breakthroughs—the leading edge of their work.

In this epispde, Tami speaks to Michael Carroll about the relationship between sitting meditation and being able to be unbiased, courageous, and confident at work.  Listen here.

January 22, 2019

As modern-day Buddhists, many of us work in companies and we often love our work, our colleagues and our workplace culture. But ethically, we can be challenged by the harm some enterprises inflict on our planet. As Buddhists, how do we respect “right livelihood” and keep the jobs we enjoy?  

It is fitting in our pursuit of “right livelihood” to consider the harm that our employers may be causing our world. It is also equally fitting to recognize that our employers — whether pharmaceutical companies, banks, social media businesses, energy corporations — do tremendous good...

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December 6, 2018

Typically, when we feel oppressed by workplace tyrants, we struggle, and we try to comfort ourselves that we are not to blame.  Yet, the more we ponder the tyrant the more disturbing she seems to become.

Excerpted from Awake at Work.

 

People at work can be unusually irritating. For many reasons, we can find ourselves deeply offended or angry with colleagues: a co-worker who publicly accepts praise for a job well done by others; a condescending customer who never seems satisfied; a supplier who is full of polite excuses...

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November 14, 2018

Workplaces turn toxic when the emotions we bring to work go unappreciated, unmanaged and ignored. Too often, we may find ourselves chasing after “emotional trophies” at work where we are seeking false reassurance, bragging rights or, even worse, dominance over others. Here in this excerpt from "Fearless at Work” we learn these emotional trophies are almost always self-defeating.

Collecting emotional trophies at work can be a disastrous pre-occupation.  We may think that we are working to complete the project on time, make the sale...

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