Janice Marturano

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The rewards of stopping and noticing 

In preparation for the Institute for Mindful Leadership's recent Mindful Leadership retreat, we send some prework to the participants, inviting them to begin to notice some of the "autopilot" conditioning we all engage in from time to time, especially in parts of the day when we are transitioning from one place to… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • May 4, 2012

Too Small 

A while back, I was guiding a mindful leadership session with a group of experienced leader-meditators. It was late afternoon, the ending of a work day, and we slowly moved from sitting practice to mindful yoga and then to a reflection on the following line written by David Whyte:… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • December 7, 2011

Thank you, Steve 

Much will be written about Steve Jobs — his accomplishments, his courage… He was, indeed, an incredible inspiration. I am saddened by his death. Yet in his shortened life he lived fully, was not afraid to push the boundaries, and seemed to be guided by an inner compass and wisdom. And the… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • October 6, 2011

An Underleveraged Resource 

It is barely possible to read the day’s news without being touched by a description of a global or regional issue reaching near-critical tipping points. Some of these issues speak to human suffering in our own backyards, and some remind us, if we are attentive, that suffering halfway… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • September 26, 2011

Changing Fear to Hope 

Many years ago, I was told that a teacher learns more from her student than the student learns from the teacher. This has certainly proven to be true in my experiences as a teacher, whether I was teaching business law, fourth graders or mindful leadership. And, as importantly, I have… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • August 18, 2011

The Definition of a Leader 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”— John Q. Adams A few weeks back, I came across the quote above. Written so long ago, it was a reminder that the role of leadership,… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • July 29, 2011

Just Be 

“You must be before you can give.” – Elie Wiesel, commencement speech, Washington University at St Louis, 2011   Spring and early summer is a season of graduations, of new beginnings, of young people hearing inspiring words from society’s leaders. I was in… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • July 4, 2011


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