4The Promise and Perils of Corporate Mindfulness

Ronald E. Purser, Edwin Ng and Zack Walsh

Key Questions

Why does mindfulness practice require an ethical perspective?

What are the common misconceptions regarding mindfulness?

What is “right mindfulness”, and how can leaders nurture and develop it?

How can mindfulness practices be tied to systemic change?

Introduction 1

Mindfulness meditation has become mainstream, making its way into schools, corporations, prisons and government agencies including the U.S. military. Millions of people are receiving tangible benefits from their mindfulness practice: less stress, better concentration, perhaps a little more empathy. Almost daily, the media cite scientific studies that report the numerous ...

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