It’s during unprecedented periods like this that leadership is called on to make the most immeasurable difference. This session explores the challenges associated with transition, high competition and a weight of expectations.

Steve Tew, former chief executive, New Zealand Rugby
Moderator: Colin Tate, chief executive, Conexus Financial

CPD are not available for this session

Key Takeaways

  • When confronted with team members that aren’t the right fit – be it in a high-performing rugby organisation like New Zealand Rugby or a successful financial planning practice – the biggest mistake a leader can make is to delay action according to Steven Tew.
  • There are a lot of similarities between sport and other enterprises, he says, especially when it comes to picking the right team.
  • Tew believes NZ PM Jacinda Ardern is well placed and respected as a leader coming into the NZ elections, but the party may struggle to get votes.
  • One of the most underrated skills as a coach is being able to select the right team members. The same goes for leaders in business in executive roles.
  • Clearly defined roles and a sense of unified purpose are universal drivers of success in any organisation. “Leadership is about the people involved in a team or an organisation, one person isn’t the crux of it,” he says. “Everyone needs to know their role and the benefit that function brings to the unit as a whole.”

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