Developing Attention




Developing Mindfulness



Silent Meditation




Loving Kindness

This audio file is a guided lovingkindness meditation.


Why Moments Matter: Opening Convocation at Wittenberg University.

What would you say to your 18-year old about how to live life? Here's my answer.

Mindfulness – Where Business and the Behavioral Sciences Intersect

Innovation and creativity are understood as necessary skills for thriving in a dynamic economy, but what is often left out is the role of transforming the mind itself. Today's overwhelming challenges require leaders to move beyond “being effective“ to fundamentally change themselves and how they see and relate to the world. How can individuals and organizations let go of ego and transform mindsets to evoke creativity, productivity and innovation? In this edition of KPCC’s Drucker Business Forum series Dr. Nick Udall and I discuss a new model for creative and productive leaders, a model in which innovation is actually a complete mentality, not a business-led process.

More about Nick Udall, PhD: co-founder and CEO of nowhere, where he works with CEOs and executive leaders of global businesses to develop breakthrough strategies and build cultures of innovation; Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. His new book, Riding the Creative Rollercoaster: How Leaders Evoke Creativity, Productivity and Innovation, is out this month. @drnickudall

Coffee Break with Game Changers: Health and Balance at Work: Nurturing Innovation

Some call it work-life balance, others say work-life integration. Word-smithing aside, we’re expected to be calm, centered, productive, innovative and happy in our 24/7 globalized work environment. And despite constant distractions, ambiguous power hierarchies, and need-it-yesterday deadlines – we also need time and energy for family, home, friends, relaxation. And sleep. How’s that working out for you? Not so much? Take heart. We hear you.

Re-Envisioning Sustainable Business: From Cost to Competitive Advantage to Flourishing

How can business be a force for positive human transformation? How can we expand the meaning of development to include cultivating generative human capacities?

For Drucker Day 2012, Chris Laszlo (Associate Professor at the Case Weatherhead School of Management and Visiting Professor at the Drucker School) and I addressed these and other questions. We fused his insights and practices on sustainable business with my work on cultivating flourishing human beings.

We both envision a potential future where innovative ways of doing business can positively impact both the environment as well as personal and economic well-being. I explore the question of expanding the notion of development to include the non-material as well as the material.

Chris' segment comes first and lasts for about a half hour, mine follows that and ends with Q&A. Please note I was under the weather that day and operating at reduced speed.

Working with Mindfulness Webinar: Jeremy Hunter and Mirabai Bush

Host Mirabai Bush and guest Jeremy Hunter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Practice at The Peter F. Drucker School of Management, discuss Dr. Hunter's unique experience of teaching mindfulness methods to executives, and highlight why attention-training practices are necessary for today's knowledge worker environment.

Cultivating the Executive Mind: Is Mindfulness the Key to 21st Century Economic Survival?

In this webinar, building off the work of management philosopher Peter Drucker I explore how mindfulness can provide the foundation for enhancing Knowledge Worker Productivity. It was sponsored by the Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.


The Scary, Winding Road Through Change
by Jeremy Hunter, PhD

When changes happen, how do you negotiate the transitions that often come with them? How do you move forward to a new stage and how can mindfulness help this process?

This article appeared in the October 2014 issue of Mindful.

The Executive Mind at The Peter F. Drucker School of Management: Mindfulness and the Inside Work of Management
by Jeremy Hunter, PhD

Why should executives learn the discipline of mindfulness? How does it relate to the work of management philosopher Peter F. Drucker and psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi? I discuss the development of the decade-old mindfulness program at the Drucker School and how I approach working with executives. The chapter also includes practical tools and frameworks that have proven to be effective with an executive audience. It ends with a look to the future of mindfulness and organizations. From: Mindfulness in Organizations edited by Jochen Reb and Paul Atkins published by Cambridge University Press.

Focus is Power: Effectively Treating Executive Attention Deficit Disorder
by Jeremy Hunter, PhD and Marc Sokol, PhD

How to gain more effective, efficient and elegant results at work? The world is not spinning faster, it just seems that way. Businesses operate 24/7 and expect constant performance. Workers multitask through multiple projects, teams, and time zones trying to keep up with too many “top priorities”. Many silently wish to, “stop the madness”, and wonder why results don’t change. An answer lies in our ability and choice to focus attention, which may be the most critical management skill of the 21st century. Drawn from real-life examples, this paper offer several concrete tactics for enhancing your quality of attention.

From: People & Strategy, 2014 (v37.2)

Knowledge Worker Productivity and The Practice of Self-Management
By Jeremy Hunter, PhD, with J. Scott Scherer

This chapter outlines the basic tenets of the Self-Management program. It originally appeared in The Drucker Difference: What the World's Greatest Management Thinker Means to Today's Business Leaders.

Making the Mindful Leader, Cultivating Skills for Facing Adaptive Challenges
By Jeremy Hunter, PhD, with Michael Chaskalson, MA

How can mindfulness be used as a tool for leadership transformation? This is a late draft version, which appeared in final form in the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership, Change & OD edited by Prof. Jonathan Passmore.

Is Mindfulness Good for Business?
By Jeremy Hunter

With growing interest in corporate applications to mindfulness, what questions should we be asking? This appeared in the premiere issue of Mindful magazine.

From: Mindful magazine

Mindfulness in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study
By Jeremy Hunter with Donald W. McCormick

These are some of the findings from a study of professionals who are long-term mindfulness practitioners. It was funded by the Fetzer Institute and the Nathan Cummings Foundation and lead by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Howard Gardner. Don McCormick presented this paper at the 2008 Academy of Management Conference in Anaheim, CA.