5 traits of a mindful leader

traits of a mindful leader

To really embody mindful leadership it’s important to think about the traits that you value the most. The more we are able to embody those characteristics, the more it becomes a part of who we are – our human fabric. In my position as a mindful leadership trainer, I often get to talk to people who […]

Reflective Practice using Gibbs Reflective Cycle

Reflective Practice

One of the best tools I have found over the years to develop my leadership capability is reflective practice. Reflective practice is looking back on an event or a period of time with the intention of learning from it so we can improve for next time. I am a firm believer that leadership can’t necessarily […]

TEDx Canberra Mindfulness Presentation

Rob Hills TEDx Canberra

Recently I had the honour and pleasure of presenting a workshop to the TEDx Canberra Salon on Saturday 25 March 2017. The theme of the TEDx Canberra event was Empower and exploring what it means to be truly empowered? Where does ‘empower­ment’ come from? How do we empower ourselves? So, sticking with the theme, my workshop […]

How to stay mindful during difficult conversations

Mindful Leadership Rob Hills

As a leader we have to engage in difficult conversations on a regular basis, no matter how easy going we think we are. There’s asking people to do things they don’t want to, saying no to requests and conversations around performance management; all of these things have the potential to turn into difficult conversations. The question […]

How mindful leadership can reduce stress in your workplace

Rob Hills Mindful Leadership

As leaders we tend to have a lot of information constantly going around in our heads. So much so that it can feel like there is no more room to fit anything in! We are thinking about the things that have happened in the past; tasks we have been given, things we have agreed to […]

You don’t have to be a monk to be mindful

Rob Hills Mindful Leadership

As a person who teaches leadership for a living, one of my specialist areas of interest is Mindful Leadership. When I first mention mindfulness, it’s really interesting to see the different reactions I get from the participants. I often see their faces change almost immediately and it’s usually one of three reactions; • A knowing […]

Being more mindful starts with S.T.O.P.

Rob Hills Mindful Leadership

One of the questions I get asked a lot from people who are new to mindfulness is around techniques they can use during stressful situations to help them calm down. They may be overwhelmed because of a high workload and tight deadlines, becoming anxious at the thought of a big presentation or dealing with a […]