What is the most important, life changing, question you will ever ask, or more likely, not ask?
Why are we so divided?
Why do so few people step up when the situation demands it?
Why is it so difficult to find consensus around what is right?
How can we better work together?
In his fun and exciting book, Waking Up Work, Timothy Velner addresses these questions through the lenses of law, philosophy, social psychology and mindfulness. He walks the reader through how the answers to these questions create blind spots in our awareness, and then provides 26 practical tools through which we can increase our individual and company awareness to grow, mitigate risk and do the right thing.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Max Plank – Forefather of Quantum Mechanics
“If you don’t use you, someone else will.” Carolyn Myss – Writer/Speaker on Human Consciousness
About Waking Up Work
Reduce risk, flesh out the unknowns and do the right thing by mastering mindfulness in the workplace. In this current chaotic world, mindfulness as a practice and way of self-improvement has become commonplace. But those same techniques for increasing awareness, honoring individuality, and sharing perspective are not just for the individual anymore. Through twenty-six awareness tools, Waking Up Work provides guidance in applying mindfulness to the world of business.
With this practical approach, readers will discover how mindfulness can help improve company culture, identify risks, and allow companies to stay focused on doing the right thing. Drawing from personal experiences and examples, Waking Up Work walks the reader through how the strategic application of mindfulness to business is an effective approach to foster growth, mitigate risk and do the right thing.
The innovative ideas presented in Waking Up Work will help wake up employers and employees, and point the way forward for building a business and establishing effective working relationships that draw out the unique perspectives and insights of each employee.
January 13, 2021, Advise and Consult Webinar
April 24, 2021, New York, ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting Plenary Session
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Creating Company and Departmental Awareness
- Examining individual, departmental and company defaults
- Uncovering the White Lab Coats
- Creating personal wake-up reminders
- Creating company and departmental symbols
Establishing a Culture
- Creating Purpose
- Keeping it Alive
- Intentional Evolution
Creating an Environment to Speak Against Situational Gravity
- Acknowledgements, awards and incentives
- Fostering Personal Value
- Creating Reminders
Establishing an Environment for Vulnerability
- Why It’s So Hard and Important
- Giving and Receiving
- Making it Fun
Establishing Employee Connection
- Finding Diversity Within the Company
- Establishing Informal Interaction and a Common Goal
- Creating Opportunities
- For Whose Benefit
- Avoiding Triteness
- Panning for Gold
Alarm Clock/Wake Up Activities
|• Pick Up Garbage
• See the Uniqueness of Each Tree as you Walk
• Sit in the Front Row of a Presentation
• Volunteer for Something You Know Nothing About
• Raise Your Hand
• Sit Alone
|• Ask Someone You Don’t Know to Lunch
• Drive a New Way Home
• See a Difference in Another and Ask What Can I Learn
• Ask Yourself: “Would I Be Proud of this Decision on My Deathbed?”
• Reflect – Do – Repeat