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Mindfulness in Organizations
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Foreword; Preface; Part I. Foundations: 1. Introduction Jochen Reb and Paul W. B. Atkins; 2. What is mindfulness, and why should organizations care about it? Shauna L. Shapiro, Margaret C. Wang and Emily H. Peltason; 3. Mindfulness: historical and contemplative context and recent developments Michael Chaskalson and Sharon Grace Hadley; 4. Methods of mindfulness: how mindfulness is studied in the workplace Ellen Choi and Hannes Leroy; 5. Applying mindfulness in the context of work: mindfulness-based interventions Hugo J. E. M. Alberts and Ute R. Hu lsheger; Part II. Research: 6. Mindfulness, identity and work: mindfulness training creates a more flexible sense of self Paul W. B. Atkins and Robert Styles; 7. Improving decision making through mindfulness Natalia Karelaia and Jochen Reb; 8. Mindfulness and creativity in the workplace Ravi S. Kudesia; 9. How being mindful impacts individuals' work-family balance, conflict, and enrichment: a review of existing evidence, mechanisms and future directions Tammy D. Allen and E. Layne Paddock; 10. Building and maintaining better leadership relationships through mindfulness Richard E. Boyatzis; 11. Leading with mindfulness: exploring the relation of mindfulness with leadership behaviors, styles, and development Jochen Reb, Samantha Sim, Kraivin Chintakananda and Devasheesh P. Bhave; 12. Mindfulness in interpersonal negotiations: delineating the concept of mindfulness and proposing a mindful, relational self-regulation (MRSR) model Dejun Tony Kong; 13. Drawing the line: sketching out the role of visual templates in individual mindfulness and mindful organizing Christian Gartner and Christian Huber; Part III. Applications: 14. Awakening at work: introducing mindfulness into organizations Mirabai Bush; 15. Mindfulness and the inside work of management: the Executive Mind at The Peter F. Drucker School of Management Jeremy Hunter; 16. Mindfulness in coaching Liz Hall; Index.

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This book provides researchers and professionals with an overview of the latest theory and empirical research on mindfulness in an organizational context.

About the Author

Jochen Reb is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU), where he also serves as the Director of the SMU Mindfulness Initiative. He conducts research and training on mindfulness with a particular interest in interpersonal effects of mindfulness and mindful leadership. Paul W. B. Atkins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Australian Catholic University (ACU), North Sydney and researcher with the ACU Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. He regularly teaches mindfulness courses, as well as conducting research on the effects of mindfulness, values and meditation training upon identity, perspective taking, empathy and relationships.

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'Discover the rich foundation of research on mindfulness and organizations. This book is a cutting-edge compilation of the latest research and practice implications for mindfulness. The diverse and accomplished set of authors make the book both substantive and inspiring, sure to bring researchers and practitioners up to speed on the most important thinking about mindfulness in work settings and beyond.' Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology, University of Michigan
'The exploding interest in mindfulness at the workplace desperately calls for a systematic, research-based approach. Responding to this call, Reb and Atkins' Mindfulness in Organizations brings together leading scholars, educators and practitioners to cover an exciting array of mindfulness applications at the workplace including creativity, decision making, leadership and coaching. The coverage of Foundations, Research, and Applications makes this a 'must-have' source for any researcher and sophisticated practitioner interested in mindfulness at work.' Gerry George, Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
'The philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius once said, 'Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.' This observation is as true today as it was yesterday. Anyone interested in mindfulness would do well to pick up this scholarly work that gives a kaleidoscopic view on this subject.' Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD
'If you are looking to become more mindful about mindfulness, this book is for you! In one stop, by reading this volume, scholars interested in mindfulness can learn from the biggest thinkers on mindfulness in the field of management and organizations. Whether you are new to the research or practice of mindfulness or an experienced veteran, you will benefit from reading this book.' Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business
"Discover the rich foundation of research on mindfulness and organizations. This book is a cutting edge compilation of the latest research and practice implications for mindfulness. The diverse and accomplished set of authors make the book both substantive and inspiring, sure to bring researchers and practitioners up to speed on the most important thinking about mindfulness in work settings and beyond." Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology, University of Michigan
"The exploding interest in mindfulness at the workplace desperately calls for a systematic, research-based approach. Responding to this call, Reb and Atkins' Mindfulness in Organizations brings together leading scholars, educators and practitioners to cover an exciting array of mindfulness applications at the workplace including creativity, decision making, leadership and coaching. The coverage of Foundations, Research, and Applications makes this a `must-have' source for any researcher and sophisticated practitioner interested in mindfulness at work." Gerry George, Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
"The philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius once said, 'Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.' This observation is as true today as it was yesterday. Anyone interested in mindfulness would do well to pick up this scholarly work that gives a kaleidoscopic view on this subject." Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD
"If you are looking to become more mindful about mindfulness, this book is for you! In one stop, by reading this volume, scholars interested in mindfulness can learn from the biggest thinkers on mindfulness in the field of management and organizations. Whether you are new to the research or practice of mindfulness or an experienced veteran, you will benefit from reading this book." Gretchen Spreitzer, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

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