Leah Weiss | How Kindness & Compassion Can Reduce Company Turnover

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Leah Weiss | How Kindness & Compassion Can Reduce Company Turnover

Leah Weiss

Posted on November 5, 2019

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Why is compassion essential to great leadership and workplace success? This week’s donothing guest, Leah Weiss, Ph.D. knows the answer all too well. As a Stanford lecturer, researcher, consultant, and author focused on compassionate and mindful leadership, Leah’s dedicated her career to teaching the positive impacts of kindness within leadership, corporate organizations, and beyond.

Leah teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially-waitlisted course, Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion. She’s also the author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind, and The Little Book of Bhavana: Thai Secrets of Everyday Resilience.

Also, alongside recent podcast guest, Thupten Jinpa, Lisa’s helped to develop Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training, which was initially conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also co-founded Skylyte, a fascinating company that utilizes the latest in neuroscience and psychology to prevent burnout for leaders and their teams.

Enjoy our wisdom-filled episode of the donothing podcast where you’ll learn:


  • How to create a more purpose-driven workplace
  • Which ways leaders can better support their team members
  • Why leaders should use different language for different employees
  • About the health benefits of knowing your purpose
  • What the science behind compassion and purpose is
  • How the Thai Cave Rescue demonstrates the value of mindfulness
  • Tools to enhance your mental resilience
  • Why workplace managers are at the root of burnout
  • What spending 100 days in silent meditation was like for Leah
  • How Leah reentered society after so much time alone
  • Why Leah believes silence is underrated
  • What we learn about ourselves and others while quiet
  • How we can integrate more silence into our lives
  • Why she recommends that busy leaders go on mindfulness retreats
  • Who Leah’s biggest mentors are
  • How compassion leads to lower turnover
  • Why kind leadership makes an organization stronger
  • Why Leah checks her energy levels each morning
  • What kind of meditation Leah practices
  • How Tibetan Buddhism varies from other meditation practices
  • Why intention setting is so important
  • Leah’s advice on realigning with your purpose
  • Why Leah was first drawn to meditation in middle school
  • The neuroscience behind our habits and patterns
  • Whether you have a job, a career or a calling

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Check Out Leah’s Books on Amazon

How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind


The Little Book of Bhavana: Thai Secrets of Everyday Resilience


Learn about Leah’s Mentor, Dean Sluyter

Dean Sluyter is an award-winning author and teacher of natural meditation and stress-management methods. Check out his highly-acclaimed, bestselling books including Natural Meditation and Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction.

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