What Would Buddha Do At Work B I Z

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What Would Buddha Do At Work B I Z

  1. 2. What Would Buddha Do at Work? 101 Answers to Workplace Dilemmas AUTHOR: Franz Metcalf & BJ Gallagher Hateley PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2002 NUMBER OF PAGES: 170 pages Book pic
  2. 3. <ul><li>You always have a choice on how you will react to pressures, and conduct yourself each day. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about how you use the freedom of choice in the moment to become a better worker, and to find your own path to enlightenment. </li></ul>THE BIG IDEA
  3. 4. Becoming an Enlightened Worker <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>First recognize that you are responsible for your own future. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, recognize that you always have a choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Eightfold Noble Path is choosing Right Livelihood. </li></ul><ul><li>Do great work, all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not take more than you should. </li></ul><ul><li>Action always beats inaction. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Cultivating Enlightened Work Relationships <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>True leadership is service to other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Wise people admit they don’t know everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay open to learning. </li></ul><ul><li>What goes around comes around . </li></ul><ul><li>Give unselfishly to your coworkers. </li></ul><ul><li>To influence others, you must have competence and character. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen more than talk. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Creating an Enlightened Workplace <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddha’s Basics on being a good boss or employer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign work employees can manage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give employees free food and enough money. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support them in sickness. Provide healthcare for all your employees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the bounty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant leave when appropriate. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Creating an Enlightened Workplace <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Job security is a thing of the past. </li></ul><ul><li>We are responsible for our own development as employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Throw away the policy manual. </li></ul><ul><li>Never put profit before people. </li></ul><ul><li>Your organization should embrace diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddha was not sexist. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Creating an Enlightened Workplace <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>When two coworkers quarrel, be the mediator and peacemaker. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddha would have nothing against firing someone for poor performance. But First, there must be a series of opportunities to redeem him self. </li></ul><ul><li>There is nothing wrong with joining the rat race. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Creating an Enlightened Workplace <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>When two coworkers quarrel, be the mediator and peacemaker. </li></ul><ul><li>Buddha would have nothing against firing someone for poor performance. But First, there must be a series of opportunities to redeem him self. </li></ul><ul><li>There is nothing wrong with joining the rat race. </li></ul>
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