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“This is an extraordinary book! The Mindfulness Edge offers a practical path to mastering your mind—and changing your brain in ways essential for effective leadership—with one simple habit. Develop this habit and you will not only be more successful both professionally and personally, you’ll be more fulfilled as well.”— Skip Prichard, president and CEO, Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; Leadership Insights blogger at www.skipprichard.com
“I thoroughly enjoyed this valuable book. Matt Tenney and Tim Gard show quite clearly how mindfulness can transform everyday activities into opportunities to change our brains in ways that improve essential leadership skills. They also offer a practical, enjoyable path to consistently being the leaders we aspire to be.”— Bob Hottman, CEO, EKS&H
“This is a game-changing book. Based on cutting-edge research and illuminated by real-world examples and practical guidance, The Mindfulness Edge can take your business acumen, leadership skills, and personal growth to a higher level. I have read roughly 2,000 business books and this one is now in my top 10.”— John Spence, named one of the top 500 leadership development experts in the world by HR.com
“I found this book very insightful. It serves as a practical training manual for improving self-awareness, and shows how self-awareness impacts nearly every aspect of leadership. This book will not only help you to be a better leader, it will also help you to enjoy the journey.”— Gregory A. Serrao, executive chairman, American Dental Partners, Inc.
“Matt Tenney and Tim Gard present—in an engaging and inspiring way—a practical method of ‘strength training’ for the most important ‘muscle’ in your body: your brain. This is a must-read for any leader looking to raise the bar of excellence, while also becoming happier!”— Chris Thoen, senior vice president, head of Global Science and Technology, Givaudan Flavours Corp.
“I truly enjoyed this book! The applications and narrative herein apply not only to leadership but also to life. With readable and to-the-point information on mindfulness backed by rigorous neuroscience, I strongly recommend The Mindfulness Edge to people new to the practice and to people with a long-standing interest.”— Tara Swart, MD, PhD, CEO, The Unlimited Mind; senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management; and coauthor of NEUROSCIENCE FOR LEADERSHIP: HARNESSING THE BRAIN GAIN ADVANTAGE
“I recommend The Mindfulness Edge to leaders of all types. The book offers a path to self-mastery through mindfulness training and guidance for applying that self-mastery to enhance the effectiveness of your employees and company, thereby more positively impacting your clients. The authors explain the practice in great detail, inviting reflection along the way, and show how mindfulness can be easily integrated into daily routines.”— Rick Staab, CEO, InterMed
“If you want one book that dives deeply and eloquently into one of the single best ingredients for a healthy and effective brain, The Mindfulness Edge is it. Matt Tenney and Tim Gard pair up to give spot-on insights that will unleash some awesome things already hanging out in your head. Bathe your brain in this book and get ready to find a whole new you.”— Scott G. Halford, executive educator, National Hall of Fame speaker, and author of ACTIVATE YOUR BRAIN: HOW UNDERSTANDING YOUR BRAIN CAN IMPROVE YOUR WORK—AND YOUR LIFE
“The brilliance of The Mindfulness Edge is that it deviates so significantly from the status quo. This book offers practical, achievable guidance on how to skillfully embrace the chaos and complexity of today’s business environment so that we can uncover truly innovative solutions on our own.”— Martin Sirk, CEO, International Congress and Convention Association
“The Mindfulness Edge brilliantly & scientifically demonstrates why mindfulness is a key ingredient in leadership. This book offers not only insight into the journey of mindfulness, but the road map, the compass, and the tour guide to get you there.”— Chad Paris, CEO, Parisleaf
“I thoroughly enjoyed this very entertaining and highly-useful read. This inspiring book brings together the sound and thorough interpretation of up-to-date neuroscience research with fun-to-read stories and suggestions for applying mindfulness practice in daily life.”— Britta Hölzel, PhD, neuroscientist, mindfulness trainer, and author
“The Mindfulness Edge offers a fresh and highly practical approach to mastering mindfulness and creating inspiring, mindful workplaces.”— Michael Carroll, author of THE MINDFUL LEADER: TEN PRINCIPLES FOR BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN OURSELVES AND OTHERS
“Matt Tenney and Tim Gard haven written the first really practical, neuroscience-based guide for enhancing leadership performance through mindfulness. You can start rewiring your brain now!”— Wibo Koole, director, Centrum voor Mindfulness, Amsterdam, and best-selling author of MINDFUL LEADERSHIP: EFFECTIVE TOOLS TO HELP YOU FOCUS AND SUCCEED
Imagine that you could transform activities that are normally thought of as “wastes of time” into some of the most productive moments of your day, allowing you to rewire your brain in ways that help you make better business decisions, improve your people skills, and become more innovative, while also realizing greater happiness.
Cutting edge research in neuroscience suggests you can.
In The Mindfulness Edge, you’ll discover how a subtle inner shift, called mindfulness, can transform things that you already do every day into opportunities to become a better leader. This book brings together training programs presented to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and other organizations around the world to present a complete, self-guided process that enables you to systematically train to improve self-awareness and mental agility.
Step-by-step guidance for applying mindfulness to break free from conditioned ways of behaving and making decisions gives you the keys to both better business acumen and emotional and social intelligence, which allows you to create and sustain high-performance team cultures.
You’ll learn how to quickly and seamlessly integrate mindfulness training into your daily life and easy-to-understand insight into the neuroscience behind it. Every chapter includes review questions to reinforce covered material and accelerate progress toward mastering the most important element of professional and personal success: your mind.
This inspiring guide jumpstarts your ability to:
• Quickly improve your financial performance
• Develop extraordinary leadership presence
• Realize happiness during even the most simple, mundane moments of your day
Whether you’re brushing your teeth, waiting for the train, or walking to the office, The Mindfulness Edge will help you take advantage of each moment to gain a significant competitive edge and more fully enjoy your life.