Antarctic Expedition Leader, International Keynote Speaker and Author
Wednesday 22 July
12pm - 1pm
– The future of teamwork and why respect trumps harmony
Imagine living in months of darkness, the temperature hovers around minus 35 degrees and you’re stuck inside with your colleagues. There’s no way in, and no way out, and you’re there for a year.
Antarctic Expedition Leader, Rachael Robertson, will reveal how she kept her team inspired and productive through Antarctica’s long, dark winter. She explains why respect trumps harmony and how she built a culture of integrity and trust with a very diverse group of complete strangers. She was only the second woman to lead a team at Davis Station, and one of the youngest ever station leaders.
In this session Rachael will provide the tools to:
build respect and teamwork through open communication and No Triangles
stop the ‘answer shopping’ that happens in many teams
understand and deal directly with those little things that can be symptoms of deeper cultural issues…dirty coffee mugs?
lead through tough times and turn moments into momentum
look after yourself first
lead yourself, your family, and your teams into the new normal
Using real life examples, Rachael shares her insights from a year on the ice - where she managed everything from a search-and-rescue following a plane crash, to resolving a peaceful settlement to the Bacon War.