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#98 How We Work with Leah Weiss

Digital Mindfulness

Stanford University's Dr Leah Weiss talks with Digital Mindfulness about her new book How We Work and how we can integrate mindfulness principles into our increasingly digitised workplaces


4 Apr 2021

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(ENG) AR B-SIDE 001: Data, Culture and Data Culture (feat. Leah Weiss & Gabi Steele)

Contra las Cuerdas // Against the Ropes

On this first ever B-Side you get take a peek at a fragment that didn't make it into the final cut of the first Against the Ropes episode. A lovely 10 minute long piece of conversation with Leah Weiss and Gabi Steele that condenses the key issues currently surrounding data. If you liked the episode your in for a treat and if not... Well, this is a nice preview!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cc-ar/message


20 Jan 2021

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Rhett Power with Leah Weiss, Ph.D on Power Lunch Live

Power Lunch Live

Dr. Weiss teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business., She is a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program,” conceived by the Dalai Lama. We discuss her new book, “How We Work". #HowWeWork #StanfordGraduateSchoolofBusiness #LeahWeissPh.D #CompassionateLeadership #PowerLunchLive #LinkedinLive #RhettPower


19 Jan 2021

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#271: The Antidote to Burnout | Leah Weiss

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

At a time when work has become more challenging than ever, we’re going to explore one myth and one revelation. The myth -- which many of us, myself included, have consciously or subconsciously incorporated into our lives — is that we need to grind ourselves into dust through faux “productivity” in order to achieve professional success. The revelation is that the more effective -- and cleaner burning -- fuel is that potentially sappy notion of finding your purpose. My guest is Leah Weiss, who has impressive bona fides on both the professional and contemplative fronts. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and she wrote a book called How We Work. She’s also done four 100-day retreats and one 6-month retreat. This conversion was recorded pre-pandemic, but is deeply relevant nonetheless. And toward the end of the conversation, she drops some words that have been rattling around in my head for months.Where to find Leah Weiss online: Website: https://leahweissphd.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahweissphdFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/leahweissphd/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leahweissphd/You can always get started with the Ten Percent Happier app with our flagship course, The Basics. In The Basics, Joseph Goldstein and Dan Harris discuss the fundamentals of mediation and dispel common myths about meditation in a seven-day meditation series. Visit https://10percenthappier.app.link/TheBasicsPod to get started. Other Resources Mentioned:The Stanford Prison Experiment - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experimentChristina Maslach - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Maslach#:~:text=Known%20for,her%20research%20on%20occupational%20burnout.Kelly McGonigal - http://kellymcgonigal.com/Thupten Jinpa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thupten_JinpaThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) - http://ccare.stanford.edu/ Steve Cole, UCLA Researcher - https://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=45359The Guest House by Rumi - https://gratefulness.org/resource/guest-house-rumi/Additional Resources:Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/liveCoronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguideFree App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/careFull Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/leah-weiss-271

1hr 11mins

5 Aug 2020

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129: Rethinking Meditation as a Busy Mom // Dr. Leah Weiss

3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms

Do you laugh aloud at the thought of having a few minutes to meditate during busy days with your children? What if I told you that you could be meditating THE ENTIRE DAY, even in the midst of chaotic, everyday moments with your little minions?Dr. Leah Weiss–an author, a mindfulness expert who studied with the Dali Lama, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a mother of three little children–teaches that this is possible. It just requires that we redefine (or rather, correctly define) the word “meditation.”The word “meditation” is a translation from the Tibetan word “gom.” Dr. Weiss points out that a more literal definition of this word is simply “familiarization” or “getting to know your mind and heart.” When explained this way, busy moms can let go of visions of silent meditation rooms and burning incense (though those things are great too!) and instead embrace every moment with their children as an opportunity to “familiarize” themselves with their own hearts and minds. In fact, motherhood itself can become meditation.Join me for this fascinating conversation with a renowned mindfulness expert who teaches us the Tibetan process of “dampa sum,” meaning “good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end.”Meditation for MomsThree TakeawaysFollow the three-part Tibetan practice of Dampa Sum in order to achieve Gom, which means “getting to know our minds and hearts.” (Dom is often translated as “meditation.”)1) Set an intention for a specific and short amount of time (not for the entire day!).2) Do the activity with your intention in mind. Recalibrate when needed.3) Reflect on how it went. Practice self-compassion if you made mistakes, and set a newintention (or restart the same one) for the next activity.Show NotesLeahWeissPhd.comHow We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind by Dr. Leah Weiss “Motherhood Matters: Are You Willing to Suffer?” by Laura FanucciMany thanks to this month's sponsor!Revolution Math, which is a weekly online class for 2nd-5th graders, aligned with Common Core standards and taught by a live teacher. Class sizes are small, with no more than four students per group, and they always have the same teacher guiding them through an immersive, story-based curriculum.If you would like to try out Revolution Math, you can use the code 3IN30 to get a month-long trial for only $1. This includes four one-hour math classes and a complimentary learning kit mailed to your home. For that price, what’s there to lose?Go to RevolutionMath.com, and don’t forget to use the code 3IN30.Do you practice mindfulness? What did you find most helpful about this episode of meditation for moms? Let me know in a comment below!


11 May 2020

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Leah Weiss — How Kindness & Compassion Can Reduce Company Turnover

Leading with Genuine Care

Why is compassion essential to great leadership and workplace success? This week’s donothing guest, Leah Weiss, Ph.D. knows the answer all too well. As a Stanford lecturer, researcher, consultant, and author focused on compassionate and mindful leadership, Leah’s dedicated her career to teaching the positive impacts of kindness within leadership, corporate organizations, and beyond. Leah teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially-waitlisted course, Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion. She’s also the author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind, and The Little Book of Bhavana: Thai Secrets of Everyday Resilience. Also, alongside recent podcast guest, Thupten Jinpa, Lisa’s helped to develop Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training, which was initially conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also co-founded Skylyte, a fascinating company that utilizes the latest in neuroscience and psychology to prevent burnout for leaders and their teams. Enjoy our wisdom-filled episode of the donothing podcast where you’ll learn: How to create a more purpose-driven workplace Which ways leaders can better support their team members Why leaders should use different language for different employees About the health benefits of knowing your purpose What the science behind compassion and purpose is How the Thai Cave Rescue demonstrates the value of mindfulness Tools to enhance your mental resilience Why workplace managers are at the root of burnout What spending 100 days in silent meditation was like for Leah How Leah reentered society after so much time alone Why Leah believes silence is underrated What we learn about ourselves and others while quiet How we can integrate more silence into our lives Why she recommends that busy leaders go on mindfulness retreats Who Leah’s biggest mentors are How compassion leads to lower turnover Why kind leadership makes an organization stronger Why Leah checks her energy levels each morning What kind of meditation Leah practices How Tibetan Buddhism varies from other meditation practices Why intention setting is so important Leah’s advice on realigning with your purpose Why Leah was first drawn to meditation in middle school The neuroscience behind our habits and patterns Whether you have a job, a career or a calling Connect With Leah Weiss Website: leahweissphd.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/leahweissphd Facebook: https://bit.ly/33eqvr6 Twitter:  twitter.com/leahweissphd Instagram:  www.instagram.com/leahweissphd Check Out Leah’s Books on Amazon How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind https://amzn.to/2oBRwp6 The Little Book of Bhavana: Thai Secrets of Everyday Resilience https://amzn.to/338cbQD Learn about Leah’s Mentor, Dean Sluyter Dean Sluyter is an award-winning author and teacher of natural meditation and stress-management methods. Check out his highly-acclaimed, bestselling books including Natural Meditation and Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction. Follow Rob Dube on Social Media LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robdube Facebook: www.facebook.com/rob.dube.1 Twitter: twitter.com/robddube Instagram: www.instagram.com/robddube YouTube: bit.ly/2FYdckW   Register Now for the Most Rewarding Leadership Challenge of your Life! You’ve likely heard about the benefits of integrating mindfulness into your life and leadership. But where do you even begin? Or, how can you take your current mindfulness practice to the next level?No matter where you are on your journey, the 2020 donothing Leadership Retreat was designed for you! Join me and other like-minded leaders as we get out of our comfort zones and focus on becoming the best leaders we can be.Together, we’ll grow in ways never imagined through powerful teachings, mindfulness trainings, and undistracted time for real reflection and rejuvenation. www.donothingbook.com/retreat Rob Dube’s Website www.donothingbook.com donothing Podcast Subscribe to the donothing podcast to discover simple, practical tips and tools from mindful, high-performing leaders that you can implement in your leadership philosophy today.  www.donothingbook.com/podcast Buy the donothing book (now available as an audiobook, too!) amzn.to/2y9N1TK

1hr 26mins

6 Nov 2019

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098: Want to Improve Your Focus? Here’s How with Leah Weiss

Feel Good Effect

Do you want to improve your focus to be more present in your everyday life? We've got you covered. This conversation with Dr. Leah Weiss is all about what mindfulness really means, how to create mindful practices in your daily life (even for the busiest schedules), and how to be more resilient to avoid burnout. This episode is the first part of our Summer Masterclass all about tiny habits that will totally change your life. Show Notes (under episode 98) Get Simplified, Gentle Wellness Tips + Be in the Know Connect on Instagram Join the Facebook group Show the Feel Good Effect Love If you loved today’s episode be sure to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts so we can keep bringing you more content like this! Share the show on Instagram, tagging @realfoodwholelife so that we can connect and highlight listeners on my feed.


3 Jul 2019

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How We Work [audio] Dr. Leah Weiss

Leadership and Loyalty™

One this episode we’ll be taking an insider look at… How to Live Your Purpose, Regain Your Sanity, while Embracing the Daily Grind!As a leader, whether you are a CEO, someone in the C-suite, a Sales Leader or leader in any capacity you know that we’ve spoken many times about the importance of purpose in our work lives. However, sometimes the pressures of leadership in all its forms can be a little crazy, and it’s not difficult to feel like we are losing our mind. So is there a way to: Live Your Purpose, Regain Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind?Well according to our guest today…. The answer is resounding yes!Dr Leah Weiss, is a teacher, researcher, and meditation expert at Stanford University, specializing in the application of mindfulness and compassion in our every day livesLeah Weiss Ph.D., is a Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer and the author of "How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Regain Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind" -- but more than that, she’s a strong proponent of bringing mindfulness tactics that don't include meditation mats to daily life. She assists people like you find your purpose at work, so that you can feel good about what you do.On this episode we'll examine: Mindfulness tactics that don't include meditation mats Why we need to do a better job of training leadership in compassion  Compassion cultivation is vital to building better cultures  and much more...To find out more about Leah please visit: LeahWeissPhD.comTo find out more about hiring Dov Baron as a speaker or strategist for your organization: http://fullmontyleadership.com/consulting or http://fullmontyleadership.com/speakingRemember you can now also find us on iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, or wherever you tune into podcastsAnd on traditional radio stations across the US every Monday and Thursday on: 99.5 FM & 1520 AM Las Vegas102.1 FM & 1640 AM Lancaster, Philadelphia87.9 FM & 810 AM Macon, Gorgia 92.1 FM & 1630 AM Tampa, Florida97.7 The Villages, Florida96.3 FM Boulder ,Colorado90.3 FM Milwaukee, Wisconsin 94.7 FM Pittsburg, Philadelphia87.9 FM Colorado Springs, ColoradoAlso look for us on ROKU TV where there’s 100K subscribers. If you are a regular listener, then a big thank you to you for making us the #1 podcast Globally for Fortune 500 listeners! And with a potential reach of 2.5 to 3 million listeners for every show, we’re honoured and grateful to be cited in INC.com as The #1 Podcast To Make You a Better Leader. Get bonus content on Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


25 Feb 2019

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Episode 134: Leah Weiss – How We Work

Bregman Leadership Podcast

Do you have the courage to focus on what matters? Work and life are inherently integrated and shouldn’t be separated, says Leah Weiss, author of…The post Episode 134: Leah Weiss – How We Work first appeared on Bregman Partners.


4 Feb 2019

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Leah Weiss: Silence at Work (Episode 30)

Encountering Silence

Unless you work in a library or a monastery, you may not intuitively associate "silence" and "work." But it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, our working lives have everything to gain if the workplace could become more hospitable to silence — and related mindfulness practices. Leah Weiss, PhD integrates Buddhist wisdom, mindfulness practice, and holistic management principles to articulate a vision of how it is possible to cultivate a more "sane" workplace. Dr. Weiss is a professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is the author of the New York Times bestelling book How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind.I think of silence in two ways. I think of it as the literal having periods in the day, intermittently, and sometimes they're long, and sometimes they're not, of having literal quiet. But I also think of it as inner silence that we can access (or not), and the world around us can be noisy, but if we have this ability to touch in with our own clarity and mental spaciousness... that's another way to access silence, and you can do that no matter how loud it is on the city streets. — Leah Weiss, PhD"Buddha" art by Leah's son CalebWeiss talks about how Tibetan Buddhism provided the forum for her own journey with silence — and how the experience of having a family (three small children) has deepened and clarified her understanding of the power of silence in her life. Arising out of her work with persons who are trauma survivors, or who have experienced toxic forms of silence (such as their voice being silenced), she offers insights not only about the blessings of silence, but also the importance of addressing honestly problems related to how individuals and organizations use silence in unhealthy ways as well. She muses on how community and connection are important "adjuncts" to the exploration of silence: by being able to talk to others, we more efficiently facilitate healing in our lives.There's lots of people who are out there claiming all sorts of absurd stuff about how mindfulness is a silver bullet and if you teach people to meditate, all problems will be solved. I don't believe that. — Leah Weiss, PhDLeah Weiss's book: Leah Weiss, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily GrindWhat does it mean to create an environment where we can skillfully build positive silence, along with connection, support and healing? Not all of us are survivors of intense trauma, but all of us have traumas in our lives, in places where there is pain that we don't' want to touch, that hurts, and we need to have ways to deal with it. — Leah Weiss, PhDEpisode 30: Silence and Mindfulness at Work: A Conversation with Leah WeissHosted by: Kevin JohnsonWith: Cassidy Hall, Carl McColmanGuest: Leah WeissDate Recorded: July 12, 2018


6 Aug 2018