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Janice L. Marturano
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Janice L. Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and leadership excellence. She founded the Institute for Mindful Leadership in December 2010, after ending her tenure as Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills, Inc.

Janice was a strategic leader within General Mills for nearly 15 years before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While at General Mills, she co-developed the very first mindful leadership curricula at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness where she served as a member of the Advisory Board. As a certified teacher of mindfulness and an experienced former officer of a Fortune 200 company, she has brought the intensive training of mindful leadership to leaders from all forms of organizations-corporate, non-profit, academic, government, military.

She is the author of Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

Entries by Janice L. Marturano

Top 3 Reasons Our World Needs Mindful Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 3:09 PM

It has been more than a decade since I began to explore the intersection between leadership excellence and contemplative practices -- first in my own life as a Vice President at a Fortune 200 company, and then with incredible leaders from around the world as I began to teach as...

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3 Reasons to Begin Mindful Leadership Training!

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 10:13 AM

If you are still on the fence about cultivating your mind's innate abilities to lead and live with excellence, here are three critical reasons not to wait:

1. You only have one life and it shouldn't be spent on auto-pilot. If you are looking at the date and wondering how...

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Compassion: a Fundamental of Mindful Leadership... and Life

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 4:37 PM

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This post is part of an ongoing partnership between the Institute for Mindful Leadership and Huff Post as we work together to bring mindfulness to the workplace. The Institute has just opened enrollment for a number of retreats in NY and MN. More...
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A Mindful Season

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 11:57 AM

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This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. We are happy to announce the opening of registration for the upcoming New York-based Mindful Leadership Retreat in April. For details, visit mindfulleadership.com.


"We can only be...

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Leadership Burnout: A Simple Way to Re-engage

(3) Comments | Posted September 29, 2013 | 4:48 PM

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This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. The series will culminate in a four-day mindful leadership retreat in New York in October 2013. While the October Mindful Leadership Retreat is now filled, we are happy to announce...
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Simple, Daily Tips for Mindfulness at Work

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 9:00 AM

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This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. The series will culminate in a four-day mindful leadership retreat in New York in October 2013. For more information, visit http://www.mindfulleadership.com/.


Mindfulness training is about...

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Mindful Leadership: Being the Leader We Know We Can Be

(15) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 9:00 AM

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This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. The series will culminate in a four-day mindful leadership retreat in New York in October 2013. For more information, visit http://www.mindfulleadership.com/.


I was recently doing...

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Welcome to the New Mindful Leadership Page on HuffPost

(11) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 9:00 AM

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This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. The series will culminate in a four-day mindful leadership retreat in New York in October 2013. For more information, visit http://www.mindfulleadership.com/.


Welcome to the Institute...

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Power and Money: What Is Missing?

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 9:29 AM

Last week, I had the privilege of being a part of a unique, all day gathering at the Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Power and Money. In many different ways, the panelists and the attendees spoke about the struggles of leading and living in today's 24/7 culture. It felt to...

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The Most Precious Gift: Mindfulness to Lead and Live With Excellence

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 12:50 PM

In the past year, I have been interviewed many times about the relationship between mindfulness and leadership. Why do we want to explore this training of the mind in the development of excellence? Is it to become better at our chosen career? It has the potential to do so. But...

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The Most Precious Gift: Cultivating the Ability to Lead and Live With Excellence

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 11:10 AM

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This post is part of a series on Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness. The series will culminate in a four-day mindful leadership retreat in New York in October 2013. While the October Mindful Leadership Retreat is now filled, we are happy to announce...
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Mindfulness and Nature's Purposeful Pause

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 4:58 PM

It seems as though spring is testing our patience this year, at least in many parts of the U.S.. I, for one, am more than ready for the world to 'green up' and to feel the warmth of the sun unfiltered by 3 layers of clothing or panes of glass,...

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The Wisdom of Eagles: Mindfulness Lessons for Leadership and Life

(4) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 1:47 PM

Did you know that Minnesota has one of the highest concentrations of eagles in the country? A few years ago, I had a chance to visit the National Eagle Center which is just south of Red Wing, Minn., and saw up close a few eagles that had been...

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Autopilot Leadership: The Need to Pay Attention

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 10:39 AM

I have long understood the 'ripple effect' of each person's actions -- for better or worse, what we do affects those around us and the world in which we live. When I became a manager, I tried to be even more aware of that ripple effect because I quickly learned...

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Mindful Leadership Receives Warm Welcome at Davos

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 1:32 PM

The Mindful Leadership Experience workshop at the WEF in Davos received an incredibly warm welcome as the room filled to capacity. The participants were leaders from around the world and represented many age groups, ethnic groups and backgrounds. Yet, as has been true with every group of influencers I have...

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Mindful Leadership at World Economic Forum

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:12 PM

It is early Wednesday morning in Davos and the main meeting space for the 2013 World Economic Forum is just beginning to buzz. People are filling the registration lines and the security is well in place everywhere you look. As a first timer, and someone deeply honored and grateful for...

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Mindfulness and the Two Sides of Joy

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 3:38 PM

I have been noticing that the word "joy" appears in the most interesting places at this time of year. I have seen it boldly hanging over my head in a packed mall. I have seen it as part of seasonal commercials for all types of products, and I have even...

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The 'Win, Win... Win' Challenge: Leadership Excellence in Today's World

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Very early on in my life I learned that it was best to find a "win, win" solution. At first that meant sharing the last cookie with my little sister so that there would be none of the fighting that would lead to tears, or worse yet, lead to Mom's...

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