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Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, professor, consultant, and author. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is principal teacher and founding faculty for Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and three children.


"I have long thought that what the Buddha taught can be seen as a highly developed science of mind which, if made more accessible to a lay audience, could benefit many people. I believe that Dr. Weiss's book, in combining such insights with science and good business practice, offers an effective mindfulness based program that many will find helpful." -- His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
"Weiss's approach to greater satisfaction and success at work is steeped in evidence-based science. And it's not just philosophical; there's plenty of practical advice." -- New York Times Book Review
"How We Work will change not just how you approach your job, but it could well change your life. A mix of the practical and the philosophical, Leah Weiss explores this topic in a manner that is both unique and refreshing." -- Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting For Stone
"An antidote to burnout and toxic workplaces can help transform the daily grind into the things that most uplift and sustain us: meaningful contribution and a sense of belonging. How We Work offers practical strategies for bringing courage, purpose, and compassion to our work." -- Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress
"How We Work gets to the heart of the work-life dilemmas we all face: the push-pull of professional and personal, of not enough hours in the day to do it all. Leah Weiss offers simple, practical tools that can help anyone keep calm amid the chaos and remember why they're doing it in the first place. If you have a job, this book is for you." -- Laura Vanderkam, Author of I Know How She Does It
"As lifelong student of mindfulness, a lauded business school teacher, thought leader, and working mother, I can't think of anyone more qualified to write a book about bringing purpose to the workplace than Leah Weiss. Her thoughtful, wise, and practical book is certain to change lives." -- Thupten Jinpa, PhD, Buddhist scholar and author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
"If you want work to work for you, read this book. If you wonder what your true work is, read this book." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses
"Weiss, who teaches a popular class on the topic at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, dispels the "work-life" balance myth. Instead, she encourages workers to pay attention to how they are feeling and to use those emotions as an asset to change the work environment....a good guide for those in business, as well as those who seek self-help techniques on purpose and mindfulness." -- Jennifer Adams, Booklist

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