Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior
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Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW, is a founding faculty member of the CCARE/Compassion Institute Compassion and Cultivation Program, the author of 'How We Work,' a mindfulness and compassion cultivation researcher, corporate leadership consultant, and the lecturer behind the popular 'Leading With Mindfulness and Compassion' course.

Research Interests

  • Resilience
  • Women in the Workplace
  • Mindfulness
  • Compassion
  • Self-Compassion
  • Corporate Culture
  • Leadership
  • High performance teams

Bio

Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, professor, consultant, and author. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is principal teacher and founding faculty for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and three children.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Theology and Education, Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Lynch School of Education, 2012
  • MSW, Boston College, 2006
  • BA, History, Stanford University, 2000

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB
  • Lecturer, University of California

Professional Experience

  • Director of Education, HopeLab
  • Founding Faculty of The Compassion Institute
  • Director of Education, CCARE

Publications

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

The course explores the role of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion in the workplace, and the contribution of these qualities to leadership. Topics addressed will include: How can mindfulness enhance clarity in purpose and productivity?...

2016-17

The course explores the role of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion in the workplace, and the contribution of these qualities to leadership. Topics addressed will include: How can mindfulness enhance clarity in purpose and productivity?...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Other Teaching
  • The course explores the role of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion in the workplace, and the contribution of these qualities to leadership. Topics addressed will include: How can mindfulness enhance clarity in purpose and productivity?...

Stanford University Affiliations

Greater Stanford University

  • Principal Teacher and Trainer, Stanford Compassion Cultivation Program

In the Media

Stanford BeWell, March 7, 2018
BeWell Stanford, September 6, 2017
Huffington Post - The Blog, February 14, 2017
Greater Good - The Science of a Meaningful Life, January 21, 2016
KQED Science, November 8, 2013
NPR All Things Considered, November 21, 2012
TEDx Traverse City, May 2012

Insights by Stanford Business

March 19, 2018
In her new book, “How We Work,” Stanford GSB lecturer Leah Weiss explores how to transform your on-the-job experience.

School News

March 19, 2018
Students explore how self-awareness, self-care, and self-understanding can help them become better leaders.