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About the Author
Scott Shute leads the Compassion and Mindfulness programs at LinkedIn.
After twenty-five years of customer-oriented leadership roles, Scott found his dream job, where he gets to utilize his entire skill set and all of his passions.
Scott has been studying and practicing mindfulness and related wisdom teachings since he was thirteen years old, and teaching since he was in college. In this work he gets to explore the possibility of human potential, helping employees become the very best version of themselves. With mindfulness, his team is building employees' capabilities around resilience, self-awareness, and growth mindset. With compassion, they're working to expand employees' capability and capacity for service. Ultimately, the intention is to build these practices and consciousness into the very fabric of the company—how LinkedIn develops products, sells to customers, and services members—in a way that serves employees as well as customers. His operations lens helps him focus on scaling the work they do.
Another of Scott's passions is photography. He has always loved photography, but over the last few years it's become a deepening obsession. He has created a commercial website (www.scottshutephotos.com) so he can share and hone his craft, while donating the proceeds to charity.
Scott is grateful that LinkedIn encourages transformation: of the individual, the company, and the world. He gets to integrate all of his passions and bring his full self to work. Leading regular meditation sessions. Teaching classes about compassion and growth mindset. Taking time for photography when he travels for business. Changing work from the inside out.