Science confirms the distinction between the biological brain and the conscious mind. Each day, a game of mind versus matter plays out on a field defined by the problems we must solve. Most are routine, and don't demand a more mindful approach. It's when we're faced with more difficult challenges that our thinking becomes vulnerable to brain patterns that can lead us astray.
"Better as a Workbooklet"
A personal leadership fable on applying principles of Zen to work personal zen principles, coming to understand that it is often the involuntary challenge, the setbacks, that harbor the power to transform. When approached as an opportunity no easy task when simple survival is the first order of business unforeseen trials can sometimes result in an altogether new lease on life. Shows how personal leadership can lead to real (and not always easy) breakthroughs.
In this thought-provoking exploration, Matthew May defines elegance as the elusive combination of unusual simplicity and surprising power, and pinpoints the four key elements that characterize it: seduction, subtraction, symmetry, and sustainability. In a story-driven narrative that sheds light on the need for elegance in design, engineering, physics, art, urban planning, sports, and work, May offers a surprising array of stories that illustrate why what's "not there" often matters more than what is.
"I love elegance, but this book isn't elegant"
"Achieving Mindfulness at Work, No Meditation Cushion Required" is from the April 22, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Matthew E. May and narrated by Paul Ryden.