The Zen Executive: Gems of Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership
A multiple award winner, The Zen Executive: Gems and Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership by Jim Blake helps to align business practices and spiritual principles.
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The Zen Executive: Gems of Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership is a pithy, portable book with common-sense ideas for aligning business practices with ancient spiritual principles—from a voice of experience.
Author Jim Blake has held executive positions in corporate America and now is CEO of Unity World Headquarters, a global spiritual nonprofit.
“As I studied world religions and ancient teachings from around the globe, I began to see how easily their beauty and truth could be incorporated in—even function in alignment with—best business practices.”
His success demonstrates that meditation, forgiveness, and self-care can be key elements of a leader’s performance at work. Blake will also help you understand the true calling of an organization, establish a culture of trust, and handle the inevitable changes without resistance.
Here in one place are gems of wisdom for navigating the business world from a higher perspective and bringing your whole self to work. You will boost innovation and creativity in any endeavor!
Jim Blake on The Zen Executive
Watch the video of Unity Books Presents: An Online Conversation with Jim Blake, featuring author Jim Blake and Ellen Debenport discussing The Zen Executive.
Praise for The Zen Executive
Spirituality in leadership? Most of us have a level of spirituality that guides us through our days but even at work? That is the perfect place to be a kinder, more thoughtful person. Jim Blake shares his vast experience as a seeker and leader in The Zen Executive. Written with understanding, humor, and genuine caring, this is a book to help entrepreneurs, teams, and anyone to live with authenticity in all areas of their world.—Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness at Work and Real Change
The Zen Executive is a book whose time has come. It aptly and beautifully demonstrates how integrating spiritual principles with executive leadership principles is not only possible but is critical to the fundamental health and wealth of any organization and the individuals within it. Jim Blake has written a deeply insightful, practical, and compelling guide for not only those in the executive suite, but for anyone desiring to live, work, and lead in a more thoughtful, kind, and heart-centered way, grounded in love, and with compassion as their bottom line. This is the kind of inspired leadership we need for these times.—Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and CEO of Agape International Spiritual Center, author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation
It takes courage to dare to be a different kind of leader, one who blends compassion and well-being of others with performance and profit. Jim Blake provides the steps for those who are willing to not only lead but to change lives professionally and personally—which benefits all. The Zen Executive provides valuable information for any leader seeking an authentic and fulfilling life and career.—Scott Shute, author of The Full Body Yes, former head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn
Leaders who are integrating compassion, intuition, and self-care practices into mission-driven leadership will find Jim Blake's The Zen Executive of great value.—Ken Druck, Ph.D., author of The Real Rules of Life, speaker, and organizational consultant
Jim Blake offers a practical and whole-systems guide that all leaders need to flourish from the inside out. The Zen Executive is a pragmatic and compassionate inquiry into the inner workings that cultivate deep transformative shifts in self, community, and society.—Ina Gjikondi, director of Executive Education and Coaching at The George Washington University, Center for Excellence in Public Leadership
Softcover, 214 pp.