Leadership is changing

Modern organisations are becoming flatter in structure, which means managers are given more responsibility to influence a result, but not the authority to control the resources to do what needs to be done. In some ways, leadership is becoming more egalitarian. In today’s world leadership is like safety; it’s everyone’s responsibility.

A different perspective

Rob Redenbach has been exploring the link between safety and leadership for more than 20 years, starting when he worked as an advisor to Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard team in South Africa. Since then he has travelled the world working with an extraordinarily diverse range of clients, from not-for-profit organisations in Africa and the Middle East to publicly listed corporations in Australia, Asia and the United States.

‘Safety’ to Rob goes beyond orthodox definitions of reducing the risk of physical harm. Genuine safety builds work environments where team members feel welcome, respected and – significantly – empowered to make a difference. These are the things that matter. And as a keynote speaker and a workshop facilitator, these are the things Rob encapsulates at the heart of his Leadership Without Rank philosophy.

Leadership is action, not position

If you think of leadership as the ability to influence the thoughts and behaviours of others (which it is), then it is clear that a title doesn’t separate leaders from non-leaders. Of course, possessing a title does allow you to boss people around, but there is one thing a title will never deliver and that is Discretionary Effort: that gap between the minimum someone has to do, and the maximum they choose to do. And it’s in that gap of Discretionary Effort where leaders without rank can have their biggest impact, because that gap is an informal space. Succeeding in that informal space is the focus of Leadership Without Rank. And when you hire Rob to speak to your team you’ll receive keynotes and workshops packed with practical advice that helps existing and emerging leaders to:

  • Reduce conflict and improve cooperation
  • Introduce fresh ways of moving forward
  • Build a culture of high performance
  • Become more resilient – in business and life

With a proven track-record for engaging diverse audiences, Rob has spoken at hundreds of major conferences – including the inaugural Global Leadership Summit in Singapore, where he shared the speaker’s platform with Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and National Geographic explorer Sylvia Earle.

To check Rob’s availability to present at a location of your choice, phone (+61) 0755 592 362. You can also leave your details in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

What clients say

  • Not only did the audience come away with some fantastic tools, but the presentation enabled our conference to end with a real buzz.

    Commonwealth Bank
    Commonwealth Bank
  • Rob’s address was clearly the highlight of our business program . . . an outstanding presentation.
     

    Optus
    Optus
  • An excellent, practical no-hype speaker.
     

    CPA Australia
    CPA Australia
  • On an agenda filled with the best of the best from around the world, Rob provided a unique and compelling session.

    YPO
    YPO
  • Excellent delivery. Excellent examples. Excellent engagement.
     

    Toyota
    Toyota
  • Everyone could relate to the message and take away learnings.
     

    Toshiba
    Toshiba
  • Key messages succinctly delivered and catered well to an audience of international participants.
     

    Seagate Technologies
    Seagate Technologies
  • Relevant, compelling and drove home the real work that needs to be done.
     

    Queensland Rail
    Queensland Rail
  • You could have heard a pin drop. Great message, entertaining, real.
     

    NAB
    NAB
  • Rob's message delivered great focus on the importance of thinking differently and working smarter.
     

    LG Electronics
    LG Electronics
  • The messaging was spot on and really tied in with the overall theme of the meeting.
     

    Johnson & Johnson
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Well received and much appreciated.
       

    Griffith University
    Griffith University
  • A powerful presentation that every business owner could identify with.
     

    Fuji Xerox
    Fuji Xerox
  • Redenbach accomplished a variety of teaching objectives in a relatively short period of time.
     

    FBI
    FBI
  • Each session stimulated thinking and discussion among our global leadership team.
     

    Bechtel
    Bechtel
  • Our partners loved Rob's insight . . . direct, surprising, entertaining and relevant.
     

    Boost Juice
    Boost Juice
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