With leaders everywhere searching for ways to be mindful, Janice Marturano’s timely new book, Finding the Space to Lead, is the definitive guide to becoming a mindful leader. If you follow her practical advice and easy-to-adopt exercises, this book will change your life. You will not only become a better leader, you will have a more fulfilling life.
At the World Economic Forum, I saw in person how Janice Marturano’s Mindful Leadership training could make a real difference in the lives of corporate leaders from around the globe. Her powerful new book, Finding the Space to Lead, makes the principles of this training accessible to readers everywhere. Whether you’re the leader of a corporation or a PTA, or you just find yourself overwhelmed by the pace of modern life, you will find both invaluable wisdom and practical advice in these pages.
This book is both deeply moving and utterly inspiring. Whether you are already a leader, or preparing to lead, or perhaps you have had leadership ‘thrust upon you,’ reading this book and following its practices will become a lifeline, allowing you to discover a way to cultivate your deepest potential to lead with excellence and wisdom.
A must read for anyone in a leadership position. This is a riveting account of how mindfulness can transform leadership in organizations and improve individual well-being and organizational success. Sprinkled with compelling real-world examples, this book should be required reading for leaders of any organization.
We live in a world where every single person is a leader in some capacity and everyone is trying to figure out how to deal with the increasing demands and complexities of life. Finding the Space to Lead gives us concrete strategies, from a high powered executive of a major American corporation, to increase our focus and creativity, as well as how to lead with compassion. In this practical and straightforward book, Janice Marturano shares her down to earth and common sense approach that can help moms and moguls alike. I highly recommend it.
Mindful Leadership has transformed my life. As a corporate change agent my ability to understand myself better and others is crucial to bring about skillful & sustainable improvements. In Finding the Space to Lead, Janice, the pioneer of Mindful Leadership, offers us the practices that have enriched my leadership competencies and opened the most meaningful workplace and life dimension.
Janice Marturano is a widely-admired executive and a leader in a movement that is changing the shape of our world through mindfulness and emotional intelligence. With this insightful book, leaders of all shapes and sizes will not only become much more effective in every way, they will also become happier.
I describe my first mindfulness retreat as life-changing and once again Janice has ‘WOW’ed’ me. Her clarity, encouragement and reminders to be gentle on ourselves as we learn to be mindful leaders are simply amazing. Finding the Space to Lead will benefit all who read and practice it.
Janice Marturano knows what leadership excellence is, and shows us how it can be cultivated. Much more than just a simple application of some mindfulness techniques, Finding the Space to Lead joins mind training exercises and sound business disciplines into practical, transformative leadership practices.
Janice’s personal story about discovering mindfulness, and ultimately defining how it applies to enhanced leadership, is inspiring. This is not some ‘new age mindset’ rhetoric … as someone who had no idea what mindfulness was, this has made me a better leader, father and husband by building the muscle of staying focused ‘on demand’.
This is a book filled with practical steps that can help businesses to succeed by cultivating the strengths of their most important resource–their employees. This book is a must read for business leaders who want to create a sustainable corporate environment grounded in shared communication and trust
Janice Marturano has been an inspiration to many at General Mills. Her new book, which explores the framework of mindful leadership, is an excellent read for anyone balancing the complexities of modern life and leadership.