In connection with a webinar we hosted last week around The Zen Leader, a premier coach in Singapore contacted me, wondering how a Zen perspective would address issues he typically hears from clients. Here was his list: 1- How can I offer the highest quality product/service at the lowest price? 2- How do I accept “working […]
Ginny Whitelaw is interviewed on the Stu Taylor radio show (www.stutaylor.com) about her new book, The Zen Leader: 10 Ways to go From Barely Managing to Leading Fearlessly. Listen to the full interview below.
Most of us are pretty familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy as it relates to life – physical needs at the bottom… self-actualization at the top. But it can also be applied to leadership development. Leaders, for the most part, really care about their people and company. But seeking our own needs is deeply human and does […]
In the final installment of our video series, Dr. Ginny Whitelaw, author of The Zen Leader, discusses what type of experience a participant can expect from one of her workshops or speaking engagements. If you are interested in having Dr. Whitelaw speak at your event or facilitate a workshops, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I was recently at a networking event of a small group of local business consultants. With my fresh copy of The Zen Leader on the table, the conversation quickly turned to the topic of the book. Most of the consultants really ‘got it’ but one of my colleagues really didn’t. Half joking, he said, “all I know […]
I have been engaged in numerous discussions lately in leadership groups and have noticed an interesting trend: It doesn’t take very long for the conversations to swing into territory we’d consider spiritual. Whether we are centering ourselves through breathing or relaxation before an important presentation or finding ways to be “more present” and engaged when […]
I’ve heard these myths many times, but today I found all 3 of them in the same article. So here goes… Myth #1: Zen is about being egoless If you’re going to play the game of life, you need an ego. It’s like having a token on a board game: you can’t play the game if […]
In this video, Ginny Whitelaw, author of The Zen Leader, discusses the importance of spending the effort and energy to lead like a Zen Leader. Order your copy of The Zen Leader now! While you wait for it to arrive, take a look inside.
I was having a conversation the other day about whether listening should be a core competency for leaders. There were a lot of interesting perspectives, but all agreed that listening… truly being present, attentive and hearing what’s being said… was paramount. But one important factor seemed missing from this conversation — you need to be […]
“It was the first time in my own writing that I really felt I could get out of my own way. And I hope that same sense of inspiration comes across to the readers.” – Ginny Whitelaw, author of The Zen Leader. Click on the video below for Ginny’s complete response to this question.