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Leading From Within: A Guide to Maximizing Your Effectiveness Through Meditation by Steven M. Cohen is an insightful and uplifting book that pulls readers into the world of meditation and makes them understand how meditation practice actually changes the brain structure, verifying the scientifically reported cognitive and psychological benefits that go beyond just relaxation. Reading the book will make readers aware of the 13 personal traits that are central to effective leadership. The author gives meditative techniques and guided meditations that will help treaders develop the traits and apply these to the organizations where they have a leadership role. The strategies discussed will enable readers to develop their own meditation practice and understand the value regular meditation can have on health, relationships, and effectiveness as they integrate the wisdom gained from the meditation practices.
Daily meditation practice is training for the mind just like physical exercise is for the body. There are wide varieties of meditative techniques and positions that can be integrated into daily lives and Leading From Within is a good way for readers to practice meditation. Steven M. Cohen's personal experience and story help readers connect better with his words, giving them a new perception of living and dealing with life. The book is a good way to understand how to develop the 13 leadership traits and find clarity amid the chaos so that readers can lead disciplined organizations that are focused, balanced, and innovative. The author's spiritual, positive, and meditative approach to the topic makes it interesting and he speaks about the topics in an engaging and simple way. Each chapter in the book is devoted to one of the 13 leadership traits and how meditation plays a key role in developing them. The author's techniques are profound and will definitely encourage readers to meditate and hone their leadership skills.