Awake At Work
Promoting workplace candor requires psychological safety, no doubt, but it would be a mistake to misunderstand such “safety” as a form of false harmony or a substitute for courage.
In his study Managerial Courage1, Harvey Hornstein concluded that seeking harmony in organizations, while worthy at times, is often is a primary killer of innovation, initiative, and creativity:
“What often emerges under the pressure to get along, be nice, and work and play well together is an uncontroversial package of rules about how to act and what to think, ...
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.
Here in this review of Fearless at Work, Frater Acher, a master schooled in the ancient arts of “divine magic”, explores the nuances of overcoming cowardice and living a noble and dignified life.
Fearless at Work actually isn't a book about work. It's a book about cowardice. The kind of cowardice most of us comfortably have forgotten about, and to aid that process we conveniantly began to call it everyday life. It's the cowardice that masks itself as numb acceptance or bitter withdrawal, as grudging...
In this Producer’s Pick excerpt from Sounds True, Michael explains how one can be far more successful at work by dropping affectations and acting from a more open and authentic sense of self. Sounds True producer Kriste Peoples commented, “According to [Michael]’s philosophy, the ability to let go of ‘you’ while focusing on others is what unfolds as courage at work. With time, we become skillful at it and, ultimately, powerful enough within ourselves to see the value in all positions—even those that seem challenging.”
New, from Sounds True, Mindful Leadership Training: The Art of Inspiring the Best in Others by Leading from the Inside Out by Michael Carroll.
In this audio program, we will explore how to unleash our leadership talents, open courageously to life’s circumstances, and recognize how to skillfully inspire our world. We will learn how the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation allows us to listen, act, and lead—not out of fear or blind ambition, but from deep confidence and wisdom. And we will examine the essentials for bringing these principles alive in our lives and...Read More