Session video

Steve Tew: Leadership keynote and Q&A: in these extraordinary times

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.”

Poll results

2020 has been an extraordinary year so far, has it been the hardest on record for your practice?

  • Yes
  • No