Simplicity, Leadership and Wisdom – Encore Presentation

February 27th, 2013

This is our final week of encore productions of Business Matters. Next week, we lift off with Business Matters 2.0. Join us then for a new on-air team, great conversations and some surprises.

One of the hangovers from our current national election process is that we are not inspired. We feel that our political systems have let us down, large corporations are only focused on how much money they can extract from their customers and we trust each other less and less.

This week, we go back to basics to understand what we can do to change our malaise. We start with simplifying and finding out what’s essential in our business world and home life. Next we explore ancient wisdom to understand the impact of the Zen tradition on leadership. Finally, we talk with one of the most successful corporate leadership gurus, who shows us the power of inspiring ourselves, those we are in relationship with and the world.

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Leo Babauta
Writer of the amazingly successful blog, zenhabits, Leo points out that his credentials for a simple life don’t come from his formal education or some form of certification. They come from his deliberate choices and the results he experiences.

We all have personal dreams. Perhaps we want to be healthier or want more time with our family or want the freedom of being debt-free. Whatever our dream, it’s achievable, if we remember the example of Leo. All dreams happen one step at a time.

You can find out more about Leo’s good advice and practical approach by reading his book, The Power of Less: The Fine Art of of Limiting Yourself to the Essential… In Business and Life.

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Ginny Whitelaw

Ginny had a remarkable career. She is a biophysicist, who spent 10 years with NASA where she was Deputy Manager for Integration of the International Space Station Program. This background along with 30 years of training in Zen and martial arts brought her to teaching the value of Zen practices as a leader.

To gain a clear picture of the wisdom that Ginny shares, you can read her book, The Zen Leader: 10 Ways to Go from Barely Managing to Leading Fearlessly.

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Lance Secretan

From his success as the CEO of Manpower to the books he’s written about leadership, Lance Secretan has distinguished himself as an authentic teacher. His authenticity is infectious to all who meet him whether as a client or in the audience of one of his speeches.

In this time of negativity and divisiveness, he stands out with a simple and profound message. His message, which comes from his dream is “To change the world by creating inspiring organizations.” Lance’s latest book is The Spark, The Flame and the Torch: Inspire Self. Inspire Others. Inspire the World.

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