ZENgagement: Employee Engagement Right Here and Right Now.

Thich Nhat Hanh has written a short and helpful book, The Art of Power. His writing was one of the first to introduce me to the concept of mindfulness – being present to who and where we are in the moment.

Without mindfulness we cannot experience high levels of employee engagement:

It takes training┬áto master the art of living mindfully in the present moment. Everything has its own time — this is universal wisdom, not just Buddhist wisdom. You invest yourself one hundred percent in whatever you are doing in the moment. There are times when you have to discuss your work and business strategies. At that time, you invest one hundred percent of yourself into the practice of looking into the nature and difficulties of your business. If you are able to eat mindfully with concentration and spend time with your child mindfully with concentration, then, when the time for doing business comes, you will be able to look deeply into matters at hand and that time will be productive (p. 154).

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