April 13, 2016
Final Class

We look forward to our final class together where we will review what we have learned about mindfulness and leadership and discuss ways we might bring these teachings and practices into our lives and careers.

To prepare of tomorrow, we’d like you to read a short article by Ellen Langer, and an important article on leadership appearing in Time Magazine.

As a writing assignment, we’d like you to craft a 1/2 to 1 page reflection of your presentation. Both the articles and instruction are linked to below.


Write a 1/2 to 1 page reflection based on your class presentation. Click here for instructions. (Note that the linked to page recited 1 page, but you can use your judgment and write between 1/2 and 1 page).


Langer, E., “A Call for Mindful Leadership” Harvard Business Review (Apr. 28, 2010).
Ellen Langer is a social psychologist who has been thinking about and studying mindfulness and mindful leadership for many years. Below we’ve linked to an article which focuses on leadership and uncertainty, an issue we’ll explore tomorrow.

Time Magazine: Tylenol and the Legacy of J&J’s James Burke (Oct. 5, 2002)
James Burke was CEO of Johnson and Johnson when a leader was very much needed.