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Enlightened management : bringing Buddhist principles to work
Witten, Dona.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Rochester, Vt. : Park Street Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 167 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : Rider, 1998.
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* How to create a successful and harmonious business environment by bringing Buddhist principles to the workplace.

* Practical, time-tested methods that help transform your business environment into a productive and peaceful workplace.

* Includes a series of mental and physical exercises designed to help people cope with challenges they face when working in groups, offices, or industry.

The goal of management in most businesses, large or small, is to get people to work together successfully and harmoniously. This practical manual shows how Buddhist principles can be used to transform the workplace into a supportive, productive environment in which people are capable of maximizing their own potential. Using the ancient Tibetan text The Seven Points of Mind Training as its base, Enlightened Management shows how these time-tested methods can be used in a modern business environment with stunning success.

By applying Buddhist principles to the workplace the authors provide new insights into the true meaning of responsibility and the importance of focus. They teach how to relax under pressure and control emotions, and provide tips on constructive conflict resolution and understanding personal limits. More than just a book on achieving success, Enlightened Management is about creating happiness for all involved, employer as well as employee.

Packed with exercises and techniques tailored for today's workplace, Enlightened Management shows how to draw the best out of ourselves and our colleagues to create the productive, balanced, and happy office environment in which everyone dreams of working.

Author Notes

Dona Witten is a management consultant for Ernst and Young and has served in similar roles for major companies such as IBM and Cadbury. She lives in Ohio.
Akong Tulku Rinpoche is the president of ROKPA, an international relief organization. The author of Taming the Tiger, he is the founder and director of Samye Ling in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in the West.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Part 1 The Guide
Enlightened Managementp. 3
Taking Responsibilityp. 11
Paying Attentionp. 18
Introducing Yourself to the Tigerp. 26
Working with Emotionsp. 37
Conflictp. 48
Competition: Winning and Losingp. 64
Limitsp. 78
Riding the Tigerp. 93
Part 2 The Exercises
The Daily Exercisesp. 108
Doing Nothingp. 108
Doing Nothing Toop. 110
Keeping a Journalp. 110
Working with Intense Emotionsp. 112
Clarifying Blamep. 114
The Sequential Exercisesp. 118
The Schedulep. 118
Breathingp. 120
Feelingp. 122
Golden Gate of Compassionp. 124
The Outer Elementsp. 126
The Healing Lightsp. 133
Holidayp. 138
Positive/Negative Contemplationp. 138
The Mirrorp. 139
The Golden Potential Withinp. 142
The Friendp. 145
The Enemyp. 147
Expanding/Contractingp. 150
Rainbowp. 152
Holidayp. 155
Review of the Outer Elementsp. 155
The Inner Elementsp. 156
Universal Compassionp. 162
Retreatsp. 166