“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is,” Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson. “If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.”
There have been some significant business figures advocating meditation as a daily practice for enhancing decision making and leadership in the work place. Below is a quote by Steve Jobs which was included in an article in the Financial Times on Mindfulness in the professional context. The link to that full text is below.