Webinar: Mindfulness

How it can help you and your team in challenging times. April 6th, 2 pm BST - catch up on the recording!

In a state of crisis two things help you and your team immediately – staying calm and thinking clearly and creatively. Right now many of us are struggling to do either. We are in truly uncharted territory, coping with a barrage of personal challenges such as childcare and care for vulnerable members of our family, as well as the need to engage with an unprecedented work environment (many of us battling the anxiety of whether work will even exist in a few weeks’ time).

If you are a manager, you are trying to cope with your own anxieties whilst responding compassionately to your team’s worries. And you probably desperately need your team to come up with and implement new ideas and ways of working.

There is compelling research that shows mindfulness practices can reduce anxiety, develop resilience and enable clearer, more thoughtful and creative ideas and decisions.

Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Hult Ashridge Executive Education who has been studying the effect of mindfulness practices at work for the last five years. Her findings have been published in Harvard Business Review and in her book, Mind Time, with Michael Chaskalson.

Tune into this live session to explore:

  • What mindfulness is
  • How you practice it
  • What it can do for you and your team right now
  • How you can access resources to keep practising in the turbulent days ahead

Speaker: Megan Reitz

Catch up on the recording!

Speaker: Megan Reitz, Professor of Leadership and Dialogue

Megan is passionate about the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness. She specializes in research which is participatory and dedicated to initiating change through cycles of action, inquiry and reflection. As Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge Executive Education she lectures, researches and consults, as well as supervising students undertaking their PhD on the Executive Doctorate in Organizational Change. Her recent research with John Higgins on ‘Speaking Truth to Power’ examines how perceptions of power enable and silence others. Together they acknowledge the complexities of truth and power in organizations, explaining how the interplay of five key issues – Conviction, Risk Awareness, Political Awareness, Social Awareness, and Judgement – affect whether people speak up and/or encourage others to feel free to speak up in organizations.

Megan Reitz
Hult International Business School
Hult International Business School
Ashridge Executive Education