This list is a work-in-progress. If you have suggestions of resources you find particularly valuable please contact me about including them here.
Amazing account of the submarine captain who stopped giving orders, and took his submarine from the worst rated in the navy to the best rated in one year.
Blogs and Newsletters
All Things Workplace, Steve Roesler, a sound and creative thinker, both practical and people-oriented. http://www.allthingsworkplace.com/
Mindful Leadership Sources
The Institute for Mindful Leadership, established by Janice Marturano. The Institute brings together mindfulness training and the actual, lived experience of senior business leaders. Their motto is “Finding the space to lead.” http://www.instituteformindfulleadership.org/
Washington Contemplative Lawyers, wacontemplativelaw.blogspot.com
The Law Program at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, http://www.contemplativemind.org/programs/law/. The center offers other approaches to mindfulness as well.
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life by Winifred Gallagher (Penguin Press). How to let go of distraction and choose what to attend to.
Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants: 108 Metaphors for Mindfulness by Arnie Kozak (Wisdom Publications).
Mindfulness in the Workplace, a starting guide to research on the topic. http://www.mindfulnet.org/page9.htm
ALIA Institute (Authentic Leadership in Action), programs in mindful leadership and social change. http://aliainstitute.org/
Employees First, Customers Second by Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies. Nayar seems to have been particularly successful at implementing this approach (average revenue per employee up from $37,000 to more than $50,000 a year, employee attrition down by almost 50%. See a summary report by Forrester).
The Mindful Leader by Michael Carroll (Trumpeter). The best leaders aren’t those who take charge and make things happen. They’re the ones who are willing to be fully human and inspire the best in others.
Articles on Coaching
Three Keys to Mindful Coaching, by Douglas Riddle, (Forbes.com).