The most profound way to bring Zen into work is to practice kindness.
Marc Lesser co-founded the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) with Google engineer and author of the New York Times bestseller, Chade-Meng Tan. He is the CEO of SIYLI that takes Google’s #1 training program to thousands of senior executives, entrepreneurs and professionals around the world.
During this very personal conversation, Marc shares his fascinating story from childhood to living in a Zen centre, founding a multi-million dollar publishing company and then teaming up with a Google engineer to create the hugely successful Search Inside Yourself Program. During our time together, Marc shares:
- How personal pain and European literature catalysed a contemplative path.
- How dropping out of college led to living in a Zen Centre for 10 years.
- The rewards and challenges of founding a multi-million dollar publishing company.
- The joy of bringing “Search Inside Yourself” to a global audience.
- Why Kindness is at the heart of all contemplative traditions.
Marc Lesser is the CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) that takes Google’s #1 training program to thousands of senior executives, entrepreneurs and professionals around the world. Previously, Marc founded a multi-million dollar publishing company, managed a Zen monastery for 10 years and has written three books including ZBA: Zen of Business Administration; LESS: Accomplishing More By Doing Less and Know Yourself, Forget Yourself. Marc now sits on the SIYLI board with the likes of Arianna Huffington and the VP of Google’s People Development, Karen May.
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P.S. The Search Inside Yourself trainings are being held in Sydney on March 23-24 and Melbourne on March 27-28. If you’d like to save $250, make sure you book before February 28.
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