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What role does spirituality play in leadership? It makes the leader whole and fill the hole in the whole of the organization
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Corporate Mindfulness is Bullsh*t

Corporate Mindfulness is Bullsh*t | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Mindfulness matters, but make no mistake: Corporations are co-opting the idea to disguise the ways they kill us.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Any time we co-opt a word and process, we excise them of their deepest meanings. Being mindful is a way of living and being. It is not to enhance one's financial bottom line.
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 3, 2017 6:04 AM

Is the mindfulness boom really a revolution? If it is, what exactly has been overturned or radically transformed to garner such grand status?

 

Wall Street and corporations are still conducting business as usual, special interests and political corruption goes unchallenged.

 

As Nicole Ashoff points out in “The New Prophets of Capital,” “people must willingly participate in and reproduce its structures and norms,” and in times of crisis, “capitalism must draw upon cultural ideas that exist outside of the circuits of profit-making.”  Mindfulness is one such new cultural idea serving this purpose.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 3, 2017 5:06 PM

What do you think?

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 4, 2017 7:07 PM
Like this contrarian view. This doesn't mean that we as individuals don't notice (mindfulness) and take action to rid the world of arguably our greatest problem - inequality
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The Mindfulness Racket

The Mindfulness Racket | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The evangelists of unplugging might just have another agenda

 

"why we disconnect matters: We can continue in today’s mode of treating disconnection as a way to recharge and regain productivity, or we can view it as a way to sabotage the addiction tactics of the acceleration-distraction complex that is Silicon Valley."


Via craig daniels
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Mindfulness is two-edged sword. It can be the racket this article suggests and it can be process where we listen more deeply to our self. I use "and" purposely. Mindfulness is not an either/or. It is a matter of degrees and in that sense it can used more calculatingly and less meditatively. Mindfulness is about being present in the world we live and work in. That makes it something I can be and not something to do, but the two may not end up mutually exclusive.

 

I worked in education and it is easy to get lost in the garble of jargon. That is why mindfulness is important.

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craig daniels's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:13 PM

It's not hard to see that many who inhabit the center of the mindfulness movement have co-opted mindfulness itself for a frenzied agenda of green and greed... Is this a surprise?


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Co-opted Again: Diluted Mindfulness Hurrah

Co-opted Again: Diluted Mindfulness Hurrah | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Corporations and their cheerleaders again have co-opted and struck gold, Diluted Mindfulness Hurrah

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Mindfulness is not about a corporate or organizational bottom line. It is about being a better person and contributing to a better world. Those go beyond economic bottom lines.

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craig daniels's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:55 PM

There is no longer a time lag between the growth of a trend and the monetization and dilution of that trend. Mindfulness joins the ranks for the diluted...