CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.



November 19, 2021

Article Published In : Seattle Business

3 Tips for Practicing Mindfulness in a Multitasking Workplace

Practicing mindfulness, whether it’s simply taking deep breaths, or actually meditating or doing yoga, has been shown to alter the structure and function of the brain, which is what allows us to learn, acquire new abilities, and improve memory.

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November 19, 2021

Article Published In : Amazon

Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks: 1960-1969

Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies, but he’s also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture.

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November 10, 2021

Article Published In : YouTube

Driving Value-Based Growth, the SPJIMR way with Dean Dr. Varun Nagaraj

Dr. Nagaraj shares how he interprets SPJIMR’s mission to ‘Influence Practice and Promote Value-based Growth’ to different stakeholders and discusses how SPJIMR alumni can lead such growth. Mr. Lulla and Dr. Nagaraj discuss the unique role of Centers of Excellence in creating and disseminating thought leadership at scale to shape ideas, behaviours, and actions that can benefit the country on the whole.

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November 10, 2021

Article Published In : MIND & LIFE Institute

Mind & Life Conversation: Embracing Hope, Courage and Compassion in Times of Crisis

On December 8 (Indian Standard Time), His Holiness the Dalai Lama will engage in conversation with stress scientist Elissa Epel and emotions researcher Michelle Shiota on how to embrace the current moment with compassion, courage, and purpose.

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October 28, 2021

Article Published In : brainpickings

The Building Blocks of Personhood: Oliver Sacks on Narrative as the Pillar of Identity

“Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives — we are each of us unique.”

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October 28, 2021

Article Published In : brainpickings

The Good Luck of Your Bad Luck: Marcus Aurelius on the Stoic Strategy for Weathering Life’s Waves and Turning Suffering into Strength

“What happened could have happened to anyone, but not everyone could have carried on.”

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October 20, 2021

Article Published In : Lion’s Roar- Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time

The Three Minds of Zen

Zen teaches that we should maintain “a joyful mind, an elder’s mind, and a great mind.” According to Jisho Sara Siebert, they’re never far away.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : SPEAKINGTREE.IN

Humility Opens The Door To Inner Strength

Humility treads the fine line between arrogance and self-deprecation. Humility, modesty and down-to-earth are synonyms deriving from the Latin, ‘humus’, translatable as ‘grounded or from the earth’. So, what makes someone humble? Are the humble meek or psychologically weak?

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : Harvard Business Review

Managers: Compassion and Accountability Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Now that restrictions are lifting in many parts of the world, some managers are wondering how to continue to balance compassion for the people on their team and accountability for getting work done. The good news is, experts say that it’s possible to have both. Rather than thinking of it as a trade-off between compassion and accountability, think about how you can combine the two. Here are eight steps managers can take to meet goals while also being caring.

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October 12, 2021

Article Published In : PSYCHE

Meditation is like mountaineering: approach it with care

The links between meditation and mountaineering aren’t limited to surface aspects of goals, methods and popular appeal. One key similarity concerns the importance of teachers or guides.

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