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Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite | Conscious business | Scoop.it
The use of meditation, introspection, and journaling are taking hold at successful enterprises.
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We need these things to offset the reality of work today: pressured, always on, information overloaded and distracted.

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Startup Professionals Musings: 7 Benefits For Startups Joining The B-Corp Movement

Startup Professionals Musings: 7 Benefits For Startups Joining The B-Corp Movement | Conscious business | Scoop.it
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Just had a workshop in Westchester County, NY for small businesses on the benefits of using the Stakeholder Relations Business Model. Could have used this list...

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Mobile Uploads - Mindfulness Ireland | Facebook

Mobile Uploads - Mindfulness Ireland | Facebook | Conscious business | Scoop.it
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A little too true...

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Why values need to be at heart of sustainable business transformation

Why values need to be at heart of sustainable business transformation | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Jo Confino interviews Dov Seidman about where capitalism lost its way and why values must be at the heart of corporate sustainability transformation
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Underlying message from a number of the speakers at the Wisdom 2.0 Business conference in NYC... 

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Taking the Third Metric Abroad: Redefining Success Goes Global

Taking the Third Metric Abroad: Redefining Success Goes Global | Conscious business | Scoop.it
I'm in London for the first international edition of our Third Metric conference, discussing a more sustainable definition of success that includes well-being, wisdom, and our ability to wonder and to give back.

Via David Simpson
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Exciting to see well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back as part of  ongoing sustainable success...

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Leadership in Sustainability: What Makes a Successful Sustainability Executive

Leadership in Sustainability: What Makes a Successful Sustainability Executive | Conscious business | Scoop.it
What really drives sustainability? The answer may surprise you. Learn why the real role of sustainability executives is "Chief Translation Officer". (Sustainability benefits the triple bottom line: #people #planet #profit.
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Hmm... Chief Translation Officer. Never heard that before...

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Life Lessons From Yoga To Bring Off The Mat And Into The Office

Life Lessons From Yoga To Bring Off The Mat And Into The Office | Conscious business | Scoop.it
In the past decade, yoga has penetrated pretty much every domain of American life: Yoga classes can be found in airports, public schools, in the White House and the Pentagon, in homes and in the training rooms of pro athletes -- not to mention in...
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Peace of mind... so fleeting amidst the emails, texts, calls, calendar reminders. So much urgency but not ultimately important...

 

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Creativity at the Workplace – It Is Possible | Dowser

Creativity at the Workplace – It Is Possible | Dowser | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Innovation is an elusive ideal, prized as the secret ingredient in economic growth, social progress, and technological acceleration.  Unlocking American
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"One of the great barriers to being actively creative is a fear of being vulnerable." http://www.BreneBrown.com/ writes all about this...

 

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Social Innovation Summit 2013: What's Next? - Justmeans

Social Innovation Summit 2013: What's Next? - Justmeans | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Social Innovation Summit 2013: What's Next?
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How to Build A Healthy Economy: Ron Schultz | Dowser

How to Build A Healthy Economy: Ron Schultz | Dowser | Conscious business | Scoop.it
An excerpt from Ron Schultz's most recent book -  Creating Good Work—The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build A Healthy
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Whole Foods Expands From Retail to Lifestyle Brand with Health Resort

Whole Foods Expands From Retail to Lifestyle Brand with Health Resort | Conscious business | Scoop.it

Emblematic of the slow but steady rise in health and wellness awareness, the gold-standard of ‘conscious capitalism,’ natural grocer Whole Foods is taking its brand and business acumen into the health resort sector.

 

"We have the perfect vehicle for this," Whole Foods Market co-CEO John Mackey told USA Today. "Think of it as a center where people would go for a day, a weekend or a week for healthy lifestyle education."

 

Call it a spa, resort or "healthy lifestyle education center," it's planned to open in the brand's Austin, Texas, hometown within three years—a pilot project that could catapult the company into the lucrative market pioneered by Canyon Ranch or Pritikin, or it could be another failure along the lines of the five education-focused Wellness Clubs that Whole Foods tested in 2006, including alocation in Dallas.

 

That experiment, called "ReFresh - The Everyday Spa At Whole Foods Market," offered massage, manicures, a staff dietitian, natural and organic skin care and home spa items, organic cotton clothing and gifts and a concierge team to shop while customers were getting ReFreshed and pampered.


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A good idea? I'm not so sure.

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Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line

Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America's Bottom Line | Conscious business | Scoop.it
There's nothing touchy-feely about increased profits. This is a tough economy, and it's going to be that way for a long time.
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What is a Benefit (B) Corporation? - BillMoyers.com

What is a Benefit (B) Corporation? - BillMoyers.com | Conscious business | Scoop.it
What is a Benefit (B) Corporation?
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Benefit “B” Corp certification is a new movement whose goal is to redefine what it means to be a successful business.
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Third Metric Live: Taking Our Show on the Road

Third Metric Live: Taking Our Show on the Road | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Mika Brzezinski and I are taking the Third Metric on a three-city tour.
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Imagine a world where people focused on their "well-being, wisdom, capacity to wonder and to give!"


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Only Conscious Capitalists Will Survive

Only Conscious Capitalists Will Survive | Conscious business | Scoop.it
This article is by Jeff King, CEO of Barkley, an independent ad agency, and Jeff Fromm, executive VP at Barkley and co-author “Marketing To Millennials.” Is conscious capitalism profitable? In a simple answer, yes.
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I've been hearing it called win, win, win (i.e. more value breeds more value)

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The 46 Healthiest Companies to Work For in America

The 46 Healthiest Companies to Work For in America | Conscious business | Scoop.it
While some people are trapped in cubicles, their muscles and souls slowly deteriorating, other employees stay happy, healthy, and fit all day long.
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Did breathing exercises and yoga poses at Wisdom 2.0 Business conference at Google headquarters in September...

 

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Truly Human Leadership: Why You Should Value Your People

Truly Human Leadership: Why You Should Value Your People | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Why should leaders of businesses and other organizations implement a people-centric culture? Because it improves your productivity and enhances your ability to innovate and respond to challenges, NorTech President and CEO Rebecca Bagley writes.
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Seems like a long road to get there for most companies (in my experience...)  

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The Secret To Being A 'Good' Boss

The Secret To Being A 'Good' Boss | Conscious business | Scoop.it
As managers, we can learn to be mindful in our decisions, policies and practices. The best way to start is by thinking about what our values are and choosing to live by them.
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Interesting insight here about emotional intelligence...  

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Building a Mindful Company

Building a Mindful Company | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Contemporary brain science is unequivocal. Individuals who feel connected to their work and connected to co-workers are the most productive,…
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Inspired by this: What does mindfulness look like in practice?

In meetings and recruiting at Medium, it means reflecting before taking action or speaking, rather than impulsively reacting. It means teaching skills and supporting people in looking at their assumptions, and slowing down enough to consider alternative perspectives. It means taking the time to make one’s internal assumptions and concerns explicit so that co-workers can optimally collaborate and learn from one another. It means building time into the work week for yoga, meditation, and other avenues for self-reflection and self-awareness.

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Redefining Success: Takeaways From Our Third Metric Conference

Redefining Success: Takeaways From Our Third Metric Conference | Conscious business | Scoop.it
The themes and ideas that make up what we call The Third Metric -- redefining success beyond money and power to include things like well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving back -- are resonating at every social and economic level, as more and more...
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Redefining success as wisdom, wonder and giving back...

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Meditation Isn't Just About Inner Peace—in the Valley It's About Getting Ahead | Wired Business | Wired.com

Meditation Isn't Just About Inner Peace—in the Valley It's About Getting Ahead | Wired Business | Wired.com | Conscious business | Scoop.it
Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it's not just about inner peace—it's about getting ahead.
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East coast businesses pay attention...

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People, Planet, Profit: Introducing the B Team - Huffington Post

People, Planet, Profit: Introducing the B Team - Huffington Post | Conscious business | Scoop.it
People, Planet, Profit: Introducing the B Team Huffington Post There are many organizations, leaders, and corporate collaborations that have been hard at work trying to achieve this vision, including the good people leading B Lab, Conscious...
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Love the focus on promoting those who are doing conscious business principles that work.

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BALLE conference set to take over Buffalo - Buffalo.com (blog)

BALLE conference set to take over Buffalo - Buffalo.com (blog) | Conscious business | Scoop.it
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Companies Increasingly 'Pursue Triple Bottom Line' · Environmental ...

Echoing the growth in corporate social responsibility reporting, a growing number of mostly small- and medium-sized companies are taking environmental and social stewardship further and becoming ...
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How Three Quiet, Seismic Shifts Are Changing the Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Landscape

How Three Quiet, Seismic Shifts Are Changing the Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Landscape | Conscious business | Scoop.it
'How Three Quiet, Seismic Shifts Are Changing the Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Landscape' blog post by David Wilcox. (Yes, yes, yes! RT @reachscale: New framework 4 #entrepreneurship: Moving away from competition towards collaboration.

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