Today’s Solutions: August 15, 2022

Meditation is becoming very popular in the business world. It is typically of zen-inspiration, or borrows from the Hindu tradition of yoga. But Scotty McLennan, the Unitarian Universalist minister who spent 14 years as the dean for religious life at Stanford University points out that “no religion has a lock on quietude, reflection, stillness, and serenity.” He has concluded from his work and research that integrating spirituality and ethical commitments with one’s daily work life leads to “more successful businesses and to greater satisfaction of customers and other stakeholders.” And so he returns this spring to teach at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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