Ep 78. Leah Weiss: How We Work
"It's good business to be more mindful, to be more compassionate."
Dr. Leah Weiss is author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. Leah teaches a perennially waitlisted course at Stanford Business School called "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion." With a degree in Social Work and in Theology she she brings a distinctive perspective to business education. As a lecturer, teacher, and trainer, she has developed customized trainings that integrate evidence-based meditation techniques with the latest academic research. She provides coaching and consulting sessions for groups, organization, and individuals such as Google, LinkedIn, University of California at Berkeley, and many others. She has worked closely with the Dalai Lama’s main interpreter and has implemented the compassion education and scholarship program at Hope Lab.
Stew and Leah talk about how to help people recognize what they truly care about so they can live and work more purposefully. They describe the benefits of mindfulness and compassion in today’s overstuffed world and how to bring these ways of being to our work lives. And they explore the crucial and fascination connection between Eastern traditions and contemporary Western research.