Can mindfulness get any hotter? The mainstream spotlight continues to grow on this subject, which I have blogged about several times. In particular, see Time magazine’s seven page February 3, 2014 cover story, “The Art of Being Mindful.” And Mindful magazine continues to do interesting work. The cover story of the February 2014 issue, “No Blueprint, Just Love,” is an eight page interview with one of the best-known figures in the field, Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is also a major presence in the Time article.
I also wrote about mindfulness in my new book, Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, especially about the work being done by Jeremy Hunter, an Assistant Professor at the Drucker School. Jeremy was included in a recent Schumpeter column, “The mindfulness business,” in The Economist. If you live in Southern California, be sure to attend the Drucker Business Forum February 13th event in Pasadena, “Mindfulness – where business and the behavioral sciences intersect,” with Jeremy and Nick Udall, CEO of nowhere and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership.
The Time article mentions another mindfulness luminary, Janice Marturano, founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership; and a former high-ranking executive with General Mills. There is an excerpt from her new book, Finding the Space to Lead, in Mindful’s issue with the Kabat-Zinn cover.