One Second Ahead : Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness
One Second Ahead is about applying mindfulness techniques (mindfulness techniques enable people to manage their attention, improve their awareness, and sharpen their focus and clarity) to work life.
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 155 x 235mm
- 09 May 2016
- Palgrave MacMillan
- United States
- 2016 ed.
Table of contents
"List of FiguresForewordIntroductionPART I: WORKPLACE TECHNIQUES1. Mastering Your Mind - First Steps1.1. Email1.2. Meetings1.3. Goals1.4. Priorities1.5. Planning1.6. Communication1.7. Creativity1.8. Change1.9. Mental Energy1.10. Physical Energy and Activity1.11. Performance Breaks1.12. Sleep1.13. Eating and Energy1.14. Commuting1.15. Emotional Balance1.16. Work-Life BalancePART II: MENTAL STRATEGIES2. Presence2.1. Patience2.2. Kindness2.3. Beginner '' ''s Mind2.4. Acceptance2.5. Joy2.6. Balance2.7. Letting GoPART III: Foundational Practices3. Training Sharp Focus4. Training Open Awareness5. Mastering Your Life - Next StepsAppendix: Self-Directed Training ResourcesNotesAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsAbout The Potential ProjectIndex"
'"One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organizations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. ... One Second Ahead is a worthy addition to the armoury of every busy executive and essential reading for anyone striving to enhance their productivity and well-being in today's fast-paced work life." (Credit Control, Vol. 37 (2), 2016)"One Second Ahead is a timely addition to the repertoire of individuals striving to enhance their productivity and well-being in a fast-paced work life through the application of mindfulness training techniques." Manish Chopra, PhD, Partner, McKinsey and Co., and author of The Equanimous Mind"In One Second Ahead, Rasmus Hougaard describes in layman's terms how the brain works and the impacts of stress in an 'always on' culture. The authors provide hope through easy to understand practices, anyone can integrate mindfulness into daily routines and overcome the barriers that get in the way of reaching our full potential. The combination of science, mindfulness practices and business application make this a must read for employees and leaders at all levels in organizations." Meghan Seybold, Senior Manager of Diversity Leadership Initiatives, Royal Bank of Canada"One Second Ahead arrives at a critical time for executives and our modern workforce. Leaders and employees are struggling to keep up with increasing amounts of information and demands on their time and ultimately their attention. Here the author's practical translation of mindfulness techniques to the workplace offers us all the opportunity to bring greater focus and presence to our work life and ultimately deliver higher impact performance. If you are interested in unlocking you and your teams full potential then start with One Second Ahead." Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, the LEGO Group"Imagine taking the power of ancient wisdom, the effectiveness of research-proven practices, and the extensive, in-depth experience of teaching these skills in a wide range of organizational settings and you have the empowering book you hold in your hands. With clarity and eloquence, One Second Ahead reveals how the training of the mind can bring any member of a corporate team to a more productive, rewarding, and innovative way of being in the workplace." Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Executive Director, Mindsight Institute, Author, Mindsight, Brainstorm, and The Mindful Brain"One Second Ahead is brilliant in its clarity and simplicity. Finally we have a highly usable guide to applying the practices of mindfulness at work." Michele Milan, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Programs, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto"Rasmus Hougaard and The Potential Project have cleverly combined two hot topics in today's work life: mindfulness and working more effectively. You can find thousands of useful books on both topics, but Rasmus has gone one step further. Putting together a great variety of work techniques with mindfulness creates an extremely powerful toolset for any professional who not only wants more from him/herself, but is also interested in own self's wellbeing." Jouni Torunen, HR Director, Nokia"One Second Ahead is a major contribution to bringing not only more sanity and mindfulness at the work place but also a more caring and open-minded attitude in all walks of life. Highly recommended." Matthieu Ricard, humanitarian and Buddhist monk, author of Altruism: How Compassion Can Change Your Life and the World."In One Second Ahead Rasmus Hougaard ingeniously applies time-tested ancient methods of mental training to practical day-to-day circumstances that are regularly encountered in the business world. This book is bound to be of much practical benefit to all those who seek a more satisfying,