Business Leaders that Meditate

Article by Zhang Xinyue.

Here is a list of some well-known CEOs who use meditation to help them become better leaders and achieve even higher levels of success:

Jeff Weiner
Weiner, known for being the former CEO of Yahoo and the current CEO of LinkedIn. He likes to block out time every day to practice meditation. Weiner notes that meditation helped him take time to think and practice empathy and compassion, which has had a huge positive impact on his productivity.

Ariana Huffington

This Huffington Post CEO has practiced meditation ever since she was a teenager. She is a huge advocate of meditation, stating that it has played a huge role in her success.

One of my favorite quotes about mindfulness comes from Ariana herself: “Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.”

Russell Simmons

Not the most typical CEO, but the co-founder of Def Jam records believes that meditation has been the most critical part of his career. In a recent interview, Simmons spoke up about meditation, “You have to learn to love yourself enough to take care of yourself. Sometimes if you’re lucky you get a chance to change your life.”

Joe Rogan

Despite his tough sports persona as a UFC host and the host of the Joe Rogan Show podcast, Joe Rogan is a very vocal meditation advocate. His platform has allowed him to influence and encourage thousands of people to try meditation. Rogan stated that meditation has had a huge impact on his career, his health, and his success. Rogan says it improves his ability to focus on various projects with a clear-headed approach.

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