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Finding Clarity: The Art and Practice of Compassionate Accountability with Marc Lesser

July 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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About the event

What does clarity and compassionate accountability look like?

  • Facing rather than avoiding conflict for the long-term benefit of all
  • Working with and through difficult emotions with skill, care, and connection
  • Practicing compassion toward others as well as oneself
  • Understanding the stories we live by and evaluating their relevance — or irrelevance
  • Learning to listen and lead in ways that align with one’s mission and values with a focus on more meaning,
  • Connection, and effectiveness
  • Turning communication breakdowns into breakthroughs that foster win-win results for all


Yet finding clarity is only the first step. We also need to work cooperatively to take effective action and solve the crucial problems facing us.


How?  Practice!


During this mini-workshop we will explore seven core practices for integrating clarity within our lives:

1. Be Curious Not Furious

2. Drop The Story

3. Listen For Understanding

4. Mind The Gaps

5. Cultivate A Clear Vision

6. Turn Breakdowns Into Breakthroughs

7. Don’t Wait


About Marc

Marc Lesser is a CEO, executive coach, and Zen teacher. He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Finding Clarity is his fifth book. His other books include Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen and Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less. Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders that spread through Silicon Valley and then globally. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads an online Zen group, Mill Valley Zen International. https://marclesser.net/