Fast Company: Why so many successful leaders from Oprah to Ray Dalio meditate

12 Apr 2024
The director of the Sadhguru Center for a Conscious Planet explains simple ways to use meditation to improve your ability to lead.

Originally found at Fast Company

What do Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Ray Dalio all have in common? Hint: It isn’t their high-status leadership positions. These successful leaders all incorporate a meditation practice into their daily lives.

Meditation has permeated Western popular and corporate culture. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, has implemented mindfulness rooms in company offices, while Google’s “Search Inside” focuses on teaching meditation practices.

...A study published in the Academy of Management Journal found that when people are on the receiving end of incivility at work, their performance suffers and they are less likely to help others. 

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