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Leadership Mints Series Sampler Aligning Personal Harmony

What if you could feel good doing the work you love (virtually without breaking a sweat). What if you you feel so relaxed and in tune with yourself as you work that your heart rate says you must have fallen asleep?

No way you say? Not in your stress-filled, work-a-day world.

Yet the most effective leaders align their personal harmony. They define it, refine  it, engage it and leverage it — over time–and work more productively.

With less stress.

Consider the experience of David Brooks, the author of The Second Mountain.

He recalls the first time he wore a Fitbit — a wrist-watch like device that monitors a variety of the body’s functions.

Brooks was surprised that his Fitbit recorded that he was falling asleep every day between 8 am and 11 am.

But he wasn’t asleep. He was writing. He was doing what he loved.

He was “thinking on paper” as author William Zinssner defined the writing process in his book On Writing Well.

“Apparently writing is the time when my heartbeat is truly at rest, when I feel right with myself,” Brooks observed.

As every decision maker knows when you feel right with yourself, your concentration level increases and your creative output soars.

You get more done with seemingly less effort.

To learn how to more fully align your skills and talents to feel even more right with yourself and get even more done  purchase a 300-page book now available on Amazon. com filled with 77 short stories (5-minute reads called Leadership Mints) on examples from business, sports and politics.

It’s titled:          LOVING Like a Leader with Empathy– one of three books in The Leadership Mints Series designed to help leaders refresh their feeling for leading. And as a bonus, the postscript titled– BUSINESS: A HUMAN EXPERIENCE — shares the impetus for this book on empathy impacting the bottom line.

The two other books in The Leadership Mints Series -now available on Amazon.com — include THINKING Like a Leader with Clarity and SPEAKING Like a Leader with Civility





All three books in The Leadership Mints Series are designed for busy leaders seeking to refresh their feeling for leading in 5-minutes or less — the average reading of a Leadership Mint.

           What ‘s a Leadership Mint?

Consumed like a breath mint — quick and on-the-go — a Leadership Mint is a short story that energizes leadership behaviors and personalizes leadership principles so they are more easily remembered, more readily acted upon and more fully applied.


There’s No Place Like “Ommmm”

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you think more clearly. Reading time 2:31.

           There’s no place like “om” when a leader needs to think through contradictory issues.

         a meditate1 Om is the centuries-old meditation mantra where the incantation of the voice hums the body’s muscles into a state of relaxation. Ommmmmmm!

         Om slows down the heart beat. Ommmmmmm!

         Om channels the mind to focus on the important no matter how demanding the urgent. Ommmmmmm!

         Om turns solitude into a catalyst for breakthrough ideas. Ommmmmmm!

         Thomas Edison felt at “om” in his solitude. The inventor of the light bulb and owner of nearly 1200 patents fomented his creative zeal in silence: “To do much clear thinking a man must arrange for regular periods of solitude when he can concentrate and indulge his imagination without distraction.” Ommmmmmm!

         Billionaire J. Paul Getty would sit alone in his library for an hour or two each day. Thinking. Not reading. Not writing. Just thinking. Ommmmmmm! Then he would make a phone call or two that would generate additional millions of dollars into his oil empire. Continue reading