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IÉSEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)J.BAYLE-CORDIER

Pré requis

An open and inquiring mind and willingness to experiment

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

Understand from both a conceptual and practice perspective what mindfulness is and how it can be useful for managers Be able to apply some practical mindfulness exercises/techniques (body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation, simple hatha yoga exercises) to help increase capacity to focus, clarity of mind, peace of mind, stress reduction Discover the simple joy of being attentive to the present moment

Contenu du cours

“Mindfulness & Management” is an introductory seminar to the practice of mindfulness in the context of a management setting. Mindfulness enables us to focus wholeheartedly and be present with whatever we are doing or experiencing moment by moment. It is the key to quality relationships, quality communications, intuition, creativity, and wisdom (Levy 1995 cited in Khisty, 2009). This seminar is short but an intense four day immersion journey into mindfulness practice for business school students and future managers and is also probably unlike any that you may have encountered in your curriculum in business school in that it focuses not so much on ‘doing’ or on achievement and

performance but instead on simply ‘being’. This may appear simple but it is actually difficult and particularly so for people who are used to being achievement, and performance oriented, always focusing on the next goal to achieve. The following are some of the questions that will be addressed during the course: • What is mindfulness? Why study and practice mindfulness in a business school setting? • What are some of the key research findings on mindfulness in the management field? • What are the benefits of mindfulness practice in general and more particularly for managers? • What are some key tools developed to practice mindfulness? • Which businesses are already using mindfulness practice and how? • What are some of the key ethical issues to consider when using mindfulness in a business school or managerial setting?

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Lecture du manuel de référence14,00  
Travail personnel
Charge de travail personnel indicative20,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Recherche
  • Coaching


The 16-hour module will be based on a balance between practice (exercises, class discussions) and theory (discussions about the assigned readings). Participants are expected to contribute to the overall learning through their active participation in class exercises and discussions. Participation will be graded based on active class participation (25%) and a diary (25%) where students are to reflect each day on their experience and on the specific readings each day. There is also a take-home 5 page essay of 2,500 words (+/- 10%, excluding references) researching a topic of interest about mindfulness. This essay must address a research question on this topic and demonstrate a rigorous articulation of the relevant academic scientific literature. Students must use a minimum of 5 academic articles to write their essay. Other sources (journalistic, books, web) may also be used.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Rapport écrit0,00150,00
Contrôle continu
TOTAL     100,00


  • Students will be assigned readings from the following books and from a collection of academic articles -

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Dell Publishing. -

  • Brach, T. (2003). Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, Bantam Books. -

  • Siegel, Daniel, J. (2010). Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Bantam Books. -

  • Nhat Hanh, Thich. (1975). The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation, Beacon Press. -

  • Nhat Hanh, Thich. (1987). Being Peace, Parallax Press. -

  • Goldstein, J. (1993). Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, Shambala Publications. -

  • Dalai Lama and Cutler, H.C. (1998). The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, Riverhead Books. -

  • C.J. Khisty (2010). The Practice of Mindfulness for Managers in the Marketplace, Systemic Practice and Action Research, 23: 115-125. -

  • Ehrlich, J. (2015). Creating Mindful Leaders & Organizations, People and Strategy, Vol. 38 (3), pp. 22-25. -

  • Emma (Junhong) Wang, Pierre Berthon, Leyland Pitt, Ian P. McCarthy (2016). Service, emotional labor, and mindfulness, Marketing & Technology, pp. 655-661. -

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