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CBA, Colonial Theatre, Level 20, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Thu 26 March 2020 | 4pm Presentation followed by Networking Drinks from 5.00pm - 6.00pm

The RMA is pleased to bring to its members our second March event Leadership Disrupted with Mark Braithwaite, hosted by Commonwealth Banking Group.

Disruption in the business world is nothing new. Regulatory change, demographics and politics can wreak havoc on some businesses. But, right now, one common disruptor is universally impacting every single organisation at speed. This exponential acceleration of pace, driven by new technology, has now overtaken our ability, as humans, to adapt. It’s the subject of Odgers Berndtson's new book ‘Leadership, Disrupted’.

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Speaker: Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director APAC, Odgers Berndtson

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About the speaker:-

Mark BraithwaiteMark Braithwaite

Managing Director, APAC, Odgers Berndtson

Mark Braithwaite is an Australian who leads the Odgers Berndtson operations across all of Asia Pacific. He is also a group board member. Odgers Berndtson is one of the world’s largest executive search firms.  

Mark spent the first third of his life in the UK, the second third in Africa and has been in Australia and Asia since 1997. His career has been as an engineer, technology entrepreneur, journalist and an international headhunter in the technology sector.  

In 2019, Mark published a book called “Leadership Disrupted”. This work came from 70 face to face interviews with CEO’s and highlights the leadership challenge they face because of an accelerating pace of change. Mark has been in demand as a speaker on this topic and as delivered his findings to over 700 executives in Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and the UK, at more than 40 events.  

Leadership Disrupted & HBR  

Published in March 2019, Leadership Disrupted has received accolades from hundreds of CEO’s around the world. This short book has a laser-like focus on explaining how executives are challenged by the constantly accelerating pace of change that is causing constant disruption. Mark explains that the common themes that came from his 70 CEO interviews are grouped into Strategy, Talent and the new demands of the practice of leadership. “I gave myself a goal of writing a book that could be read on a 2 hour flight and give the reader usable examples of how they can apply these learnings in their own businesses.”  

The research  for Leadership Disrupted came from APAC, but the message seemed to resonate globally. In mid-2019, Harvard Business Review Analytics, designed an online survey from the Leadership Disrupted findings, which was completed by almost 2000 executives from around the world. This fascinating study builds on Mark’s findings and clearly shows why some companies are thriving amidst disruption, while most are struggling to adapt. The HBR data will be published on 25 February 2020. 

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