Do Business Leaders Meditate?
Article by Zhang Xinuye of Create Abundance
Yes, business leaders meditate as it is a way to organize their thoughts and calm their minds, saving time by energizing them. Their concentration is improved and the ability to avoid distractions and be more focused is one of the key benefits of meditation.
Marc Benioff is the CEO of Salesforce and is reported in saying that he started meditation during his time as an employee at Oracle and it helped him with controlling his stress at the time. He says that meditation helps him to listen very carefully before he makes any decisions. Marc Benioff says “Having a beginner’s mind informs my management style,” he says. “I’m trying to listen deeply, and the beginner’s mind is informing me to step back so that I can create what wants to be, not what was. I know that the future does not equal the past. I know that I have to be here at the moment.”
The founder of Panda Express Andrew Cherng meditates daily and he believes that it is important for his staff to practice meditation to reduce any stress levels. He encourages them to take up hobbies that make them happy or start self-improvement habits that will benefit their performance. Andrew wants the staff to be relaxed and feel respected; he has admitted that his company’s success has a lot to do with the well-being of his team.
A sportsman and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant practices meditation which he was introduced to by the coach of the Lakers years ago. Interestingly Kobe Bryant sees that bringing meditation into the sports arena was a performance enhancement in addition to being a journey of discovery for the members of the teams.
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