Summary of Finding the Space to Lead

A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

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Finding the Space to Lead book summary
Overworked business leaders can’t find the pause button. Janice Marturano shows you how.


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Today’s nerve-racking pace makes it impossible to focus, see the big picture or catch a breath. Business leaders have a hard time keeping up when everything they do feels like it’s a fire to put out. Janice Marturano, executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, details how businesspeople can use mindfulness training to find the space they need to work without duress. The World Economic Forum invited Marturano to conduct a mindful leadership workshop at its 2013 gathering of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland. The author’s recommended two daily meditation sessions – plus numerous purposeful pauses and meditative reflections – might not seem practical to already overscheduled business professionals. Still, getAbstract recommends Marturano’s approach to distracted, oppressed leaders everywhere.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What mindful leadership requires,
  • Why it works,
  • How you can apply it to your life and
  • Why it is important.


Business is Busy-Ness
Today’s executives lead “hurried, fractured, complex lives,” and “seem to be more easily losing the richness and engagement that come from being in the present moment.” For many leaders, business is all busy-ness today. They have no time to think, reflect, consider...
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About the Author

Janice Marturano, executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, is a former vice president and deputy general counsel for General Mills.

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