How can you build and operate a successful organisation in an environment defined by unpredictability and uncertainty? Between global pandemics, regional wars and a growing climate crisis, organisations of all shapes and sizes are finding themselves navigating uncharted waters.
In 2004, Simon had his own experience of navigating uncharted waters when he competed in the 2004 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race — a race in which only half the fleet made it to the finish line. As a result of a lifelong association with the fishing industry, what concerned Simon the most was about the lack of planning, preparation and seamanship that led to so many of the sailors abandoning the race…and in some cases, abandoning their boats.
In this keynote, Simon shares his reflections on the race and a series of unique insights that the experience has inspired. And perhaps most interesting, Simon shares a number of leadership lessons from professional fishers that can help organisations not just survive, but to thrive in uncertainty.