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Wisdom at Work is a contemporary mental fitness manual field-tested in team and leadership development programs at over 100 leading organizations including: Hewlett-Packard, NASA, AT&T, Intel, Advanced Technologies Laboratories, Intuit, Travelers Insurance, Group Health Cooperative, and with the Ultimate Warrior Training Program for the U.S. Army Special Forces. This book offers a treasury of practical wisdom distilled from many of the most respected authorities on the world’s inner science traditions and an introduction to the disciplines necessary for personal mastery and resilience in times of increasing intensity and accelerating change.

The Dalai Lama
You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the inner sciences to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with the inner technologies of mental development and transformation.

Dan Goleman, Ph.D.
Science Editor for the New York Times, author of Emotional Intelligence, and Emotional Intelligence at Work

Wisdom at Work is a skillful blend of time proven antidotes to the stress of modern life.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, author, Wherever You Go There You Are

In this beautifully done book, the Leveys have skillfully woven together contemporary insights into the value and need for meditation practice in our lives with a large number of extremely evocative suggestions for making use of different ways to practice relaxation, concentration, and meditation. It’s a real gem.

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
author, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Wisdom at Work is, I believe, the most complete primer of meditation and spirituality that has ever been written. You hold in your hand a precious jewel, a treasure with the power to transform your life and to heal the world. If it were the only book you had to study and work with for the rest of your life, it would be all that you needed. Use it well and share it with others. In a time when so many superficial books are being published, it is a rare opportunity to own a book of this depth and breadth, written in a way that allows each of us to develop our minds and hearts at exactly the pace we need.

Alan T. Pope, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Langley Research Center, NASA

Your work and the material contained in your book, are valuable contributions to a technology of attention management. Thank you for your insight into the nature of states of awareness and suggestions that hold promise for enhancing performance and vigilance."

Ester-Margaret Hood
Hong Kong Post

Perhaps the best aspect of this book is that it actually tells you what to do and how. It also explains in no-nonsense style why a certain approach is recommended and what benefit may be expected from its practice.

Dr. Elmer Green
Founder of the Center for Applied Psychophysiology, Menninger Foundation

In this beautiful book, the Leveys condense three decades of study, experience, and teaching in the art of self-mastery. They make it clear that it is not stress itself that kills us but our reaction to it, and they lead us from simple self regulation to the heights of self knowledge and spiritual awareness. Hopefully everyone who reads this book will make room in their life for the practices and growth program that it illustrates."

Peg Jordon, R.N.
Founding Editor, American Fitness Magazine, author, Awaken the Fitness Instinct

Wisdom at Work is a remarkably useful and important guide in a stressful age. Joel and Michelle Levey free the mental disciplines of meditation from commonly held misconceptions and set it soaring, fresh and joyful, into the heart and mind of the modern-day spiritual explorer. It's meditation demystified. Pure and simple.

William C. Miller
President, Global Creativity Corporation, author, Flash of Brilliance: Inspiring Creativity Where You Work

This wonderful book is the best I know to develop the most basic skill for becoming a proactive rather than reactive leader in these fast changing times. I wholeheartedly I urge you not only to read this book, but even more, to live with it and see how it softly strikes into your mind, your heart and your ability to put your talents to work.

Larry Dossey, M.D.
author, Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine

What a beautiful book! We need so much in our world to focus on how to be instead of how to do, and your book shows the way.

Richard Strozzi Heckler, Ph.D.
author of Anatomy of Change, and In Search of the Warrior Spirit

This book is an excellent primer for waking up. Practice these techniques and your life will change."

Joe Colletti
President, The Woodledge Group

This book is a clear concise synopsis of easily applied techniques focused on stress reduction for people caught up in the daily rush of business life. The diversity of methods presented here insures that you can pick and choose those that will work best for you even within the most hectic of schedules.

Michael Lindfield
author, Dance of Change

Many of the current problems in business and society are the result of limited thinking. Our rapidly evolving, interdependent world requires that we learn to think in a new and integrated way... I believe that these fresh thoughts are born within a still and centered heart and mind. This book helps open the door to that much needed resource.

Tom Campbell
M.C.P., President & CEO, SnoNet

"Wisdom at Work is a useful guide full of practical strategies for developing the qualities of mind necessary to make lasting and beneficial social and organizational changes."

David Ellerington
Manager Human Resources, Imperial Oil

In these days of rapid change, uncertainty and high personal stress, many employees are look for support in meeting the challenges of organizational life. It was a delight to find such support available in Joel & Michelle Leveys’ book Wisdom at Work. The book's easy to follow techniques are welcomed by employees seeking peace of mind, emotional well-being, health and effective performance. This book is a valuable resource for employees in any organization.

Bill Veltrop
Founder, International Center for Organization Design

Deming did Japan an enormous favor by giving them access to Western Quality Control technology after W.W. II. The Levey's are returning the favor by making inner quality control technology available to the West.