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The Professor Behind Stanford Business School’s Famous ‘Touchy-Feely’ Course Reveals the Ways Mindfulness Can Make Us Sharper in the Office

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Leah Weiss is a professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and the author of the recently released How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. She recently joined Caroline Webb, CEO of Sevenshift and author of How to Have a Good Day, in a conversation about how individuals can bring mindfulness into their everyday lives, both in and out of the office.

This conversation has been edited and condensed. To view Leah and Caroline’s full conversation, click the video below.

Caroline: We both share a strong interest in what the research suggests about how you can be at your best every day in the working world. The particular area of overlap that we’re going to talk about today is our shared interest in mindfulness. Could we, first of all, get a picture of what mindfulness is and how and why it’s so good for us?

Leah: My favorite definition of mindfulness is a simple one: the intentional use of attention. You can do that with anything that you’re doing, talking, working, anywhere, anytime. Meditation can help you do it, but there are also other ways.

“My favorite definition of mindfulness is a simple one: the intentional use of attention.”

Caroline: I especially like that definition of mindfulness because, like a lot of people, I had tried meditation. I really relish doing it when I’m in a group, but on my own, I always found it difficult to build any kind of meaningful daily practice that went beyond a minute or two.

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