The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business newspapers, recently reported that Rick Goings, Chief Executive of the international plastics storage giant Tupperware, depends on his Transcendental Meditation practice to enhance his performance and help him deal with the rigors of leading a global company.
“For me, it’s a practice that not only burns off stress but gives me fresh eyes to clarify what’s really going on and what really matters.”
Mr. Goings has joined a growing number of leaders in business and government who depend on the experience of transcending to keep them going and growing. Why?
The pressures on leaders are constantly increasing. They’re working harder than ever before. Many spend almost half their time traveling, almost constantly dealing with emergencies, and trying to keep up with the ever-increasing complexity of running modern organizations.
It’s easy to see why many executives love the Transcendental Meditation program. It’s a precious opportunity to transcend the details, to expand awareness, and to come back to activity with the kind of calm alertness and charged-up batteries that every leader and manager wants and needs.
During a conference for executives at American University in Washington, DC, Ramani Ayer, retired Chairman and CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group, and someone who, like Mr. Goings, has been practicing the TM technique daily for more than 25 years, said:
“The Transcendental Meditation technique has been ideally suited to my hectic life. It has demonstrably reduced my stress and helped to maintain my good health, and has immeasurably benefited my family and business relationships. Importantly, it has helped me to make clearer, more effective decisions on the job.”
Here’s a video of a meditating executive in New York City. His experience with the Transcendental Meditation program tells the story pretty well.