To: Tim Ryan
Fr: Priscilla Berry
Re: A Mindful Nation
Dt: December 28, 2013
I was given your book, A Mindful Nation, as a Christmas gift and have just finished reading the text. It is interesting to me as I think we have written somewhat of the same book. Business Expert Press published my book in June: Fostering Spirituality in the Workplace: A Leader’s Guide to Sustainability. The focus is on ethics and leadership with no attention to dogma or religion. I think what you call mindfulness, I term awareness, and my book calls for corporate leaders to correct their course with a return to spirituality, which is where truth, wisdom, justice, peace, profit, and sustainability reside. The call is for all decisions to be made in a Venn diagram model with profit, sustainability, and ethics all with equal power.
The difference in my book is that I use corporations, and corporate leaders, and congress members specifically to highlight the models for leadership that we need on the scene now. You are obviously a model for that leadership. I would like to send you a copy of the book or a pdf just for your information and the connectivity to know that others are thinking the same as you and have the shared vision for the course correction that we must make, if we are to survive as a world.
You are doing some important work and have a significant sphere of influence. I have the good fortune to teach graduate students at the University of Florida, and even though I teach professional writing, I work in my vision for a better world and the path to that world with every lecture.
When we have an idea whose time has come, it is reassuring to know/see that it is occurring in more than one place and simultaneously. I would like to have a conversation with you on how we might put together a corporate program for ethics and leadership training.
Dr. Priscilla Berry
Senior Adjunct Lecturer
Warrington College of Business Administration
Hough Graduate School
University of Florida
Berry & Associates Communications Consulting
PO Box 2104
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004