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White Collar ZenUsing Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals$
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Steven Heine

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195160031

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001

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All's Well that Ends Well

All's Well that Ends Well

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(p.128) Chapter Seven All's Well that Ends Well
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White Collar Zen
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Steven Heine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0008

This chapter discusses the four steps that build a successful Encounter. The steps are a template for spontaneous yet deliberate behavior that integrates and coordinates inner reality, or the levels of consciousness, by using words and silence effectively to refashion intractable institutional structure. Step 1 involves feeling—reckoning with a crisis in structure; Step 2 involves speaking—using words creatively within structure; Step 3 involves thinking—silence as a tool for strategic planning. The fourth step is addressed in the next chapter.

Keywords:   Zen, Buddhism, Encounter, inner reality, consciousness, feeling, speaking, thinking

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