449: How to cultivate mindfulness and calm anxiety with Marc Lesser

Shann shares a conversation about mindfulness and calming anxiety with Zen Teacher, CEO and author, Marc Lesser.

Marc is the Cofounder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and the author of Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.  Marc is a CEO and Zen Teacher who leads mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and offers trainings and talks worldwide. 

We begin our conversation by talking about Marc's inspiration for writing Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader and how lessons from Google and a Zen monastery kitchen inform his experience.

Additional Points Covered

  • How can your new book can support our listeners who struggle with anxiety.

  • A story about The Dalai Lama and Anxiety

  • You recommend a dedicated mindfulness practice. How can we get started?

  • Many business leaders and employees suffer with high levels of stress and anxiety.

  • In Chapter 4 you share the importance os connecting to our pain. How can this help leaders quell anxiety?

  • How does simplifying life bring about mindfulness?

Get a copy of Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader at Amazon and wherever books are sold.

Learn more and get in touch with Marc at www.MarcLesser.net