Mindfulness in the Workplace with Amy Edelstein
October 31, 2014
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud
To gain an edge in our highly competitive economy, employers need to create an environment that brings out the best in their employees. This includes training, support, and an environment that fosters well-being. We’ve seen a rash of tools introduced from in-office fitness programs to health-conscious catering. The tool that has proven to be the most effective and long-lasting in promoting employee well-being, cooperation, and creative problem solving is a tool called Mindfulness. Based on work initiated at U Mass Medical Center over 35 years ago, Mindfulness exercises have been clinically proved to be effective to reduce stress, anxiety, ADD and more. Tune in as I discuss Mindfulness with Amy Edelstein, a practitioner of Mindfulness since 1984 and a corporate Mindfulness trainer. Learn about the many benefits of bringing Mindfulness to your corporate culture. Gain insights into a few brief experiential practices that bring long lasting benefits. www.amyedelstein.com
Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud
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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.
Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.
Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).
Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.