Work Is the Path to Our Greatest Selves

What I do, How I do it, and Why

Leah Weiss, Ph.D. is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially-waitlisted course “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion.” She is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program,” conceived by the Dalai Lama.

Her first book, “How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind” (HarperWave) focuses on developing compassionate and soft skill-based leadership while also offering research-backed actionable steps towards finding purpose at work. Her forthcoming book “Bhavana: Life lessons from the cave boys of Thailand” will be available for preorder Spring of 2019.

What I Do

Helping leaders who care deeply about their people create the conditions to do business differently.

How I Do It

I blend ancient wisdom with modern science with a whole lot of heart and humor. We will spend 90,000 hours of our life at work; I help people use that time to become inspiring and impactful leaders.

Can we be mindful at work without meditating? Thousands of years of practice and current scientific research say yes.

Why I Do It

Soft skills are serious skills.

You can’t afford not to do this work.

People want to work in human environments. They will engage more, have more loyalty, more joy, more creativity – and they’ll give a shit.

People will work hard in a culture that treats them like a human being.

When we feel valued, we give our best effort.

Explore all the ways we can do it together

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