As our workplaces and teams are emerging from the COVID-19 bubble, we are entering a changed ‘normal’ where we will no doubt be tested, at the team, leadership and organisational level. Join us for our next virtual event to explore this critical phase of re-emergence and a bit of networking. We will gather a group of like-minded individuals to grapple with questions like:

• What have you learned about leading a team through this unique environment?
• How do we as leaders create the conditions for resilient and high performing teams?
• What capabilities do you need to lead in this changed environment?

While we will provide you with some insights based on research findings and our recent experience, we will make sure you have lots of time for conversation with others to share ideas and experiences.

Wicked problems are those that trouble, perplex and resist our attempts to understand and solve them. Everyone today is getting a lesson in wicked problems courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extreme effects it is having on the day to day lives and health of everyone on the planet!

The term was first coined by Rittel and Weber in 1973 and has since continued to resonate with leaders who struggle to understand and respond to the seemingly unsolvable.

Join us for a highly informative online event in which we will explain how leaders can use The Cynefin Framework (Snowden, 1999) to help them cope and lead in these incredibly difficult times.

Speaker Info:

ANDREW STONE – BA, PGDipPsych, Principal Consultant

Andrew is an Organisational Development Specialist with qualifications in Psychology from Monash and Swinburne University. Andrew works with Senior Managers and Executives through the development and delivery of Leadership Development, OD Strategy, Culture Change, Capability, Psychometric Assessment and Executive Coaching.

Leveraging a foundation of experience in assessment and psychometric assessment from organisational psychology consulting firm Coyne Didsbury PDI, and Telstra Research Laboratories, Andrew then pursued a career in talent identification and selection with Paxus, one of Australia’s largest IT consulting and organisations. Andrew joined Steople in 2014, and has continued to work closely with key clients across banking & finance, FMCG, telecommunications, I.T, Government and Media Industries. Andrew’s client’s includes companies such as NAB, ANZ, Smith & Nephew, Worksafe, Swisse Wellness and Simplot Australia.

Leading teams in remote and challenging environments has to be the most complex role for any leader.

Come along to a highly interactive and entertaining session to hear from Kim Ellis, Director of the Australian Antarctic Division on the unique challenges operating in one of the most remote and harsh environments on earth.

Why do leaders need to be real?

In today’s world, leadership appears to be seriously lacking. Leaders in title only are ultimately destined to fail. What then separates a leader in name only from a real leader? It all comes down to authenticity – a leader who is self-aware; genuine; fair minded and always doing the right thing.

Come along to this highly informative breakfast event to hear first hand from one of Australia’s true leaders – MAJGEN Gus McLachlan AO (Ret’d) as he describes his 35 year journey as a leader in the Australian Army, and his take on how authentic leadership can thrive in the corporate world.


Date: 31st October 2019
Venue: Dexus Place
Address: Level 5, 1 Margaret Street, Sydney

Is there a connection between performing at sports, particularly at a high level (collegiate or professional), and the development of leadership?

This is the question that we are going to ask from our distinguished panel – Todd Woodbridge, Nick O’Hern and Nathan Burke.

Although there is little empirical work on the subject, join these fantastic leaders in their own right discussing the role that sports played in their own development, and their opinions about the leadership lessons learned from sports.


Date: Thursday 14th November 2019

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Harrison Room, Brunton Avenue, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Time: 12.00pm for a 12:15pm start

Cost: $95.00 per person