EiP 2016 Webinar – Telstra & LIW

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 29 Nov 16 09:00
And will end on: 29 Nov 16 10:30

Location: web-based,

From 9:00am to 10:30am CET (Paris time).
If not familiar with Webex, please make sure you connect 15 minutes prior to the session.

Telstra Business Leader Programme - Transforming Culture Through Connections


Telstra (Australia’s largest telecoms and media company) carried out a strategic review in 2013 and redefined its purpose and values to deliver in this new marketplace. The essence is connection: connecting people and technology, and this underpins the new leadership imperatives the organisation has defined.

Telstra’s new CEO, Andy Penn, has supported this strategic direction and launched an initiative to:

  • Redefine Telstra leadership in order to create the world-class performance required to deliver the strategy
  • Create an agile workforce able to change and adapt quickly in order to thrive in a VUCA world

Telstra and LIW started working together in 2013 and have together developed a suite of leadership programmes to address all levels of leaders which are strategically aligned and with common themes and language. These programmes span senior executives to frontline staff.

The Business Leader Programme (BLP) was designed for General Managers, with a population of 2,400 people. So far, around one quarter of the population has attended BLP with approximately monthly programmes planned through the next few years.

Results for the BLP programme have been exceptionally good. Participants also shared inspiring stories of impact since attending BLP, particularly in clear goal setting, coaching and developing team members, building networks for collaboration across business and functional boundaries, building business cases for change and communicating effectively with senior stakeholders to deliver strategic impact.

In this session, both Telstra and LIW representatives will share their success stories and also point out some of the interesting challenges they came across during these last years.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Full Case and Global Focus article.

EIP silver 2016 logoTelstra and LIW were granted the Silver Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2016 in the category of ‘Executive Development’.  


  • Addis O’Sullivan, Leadership Capability Specialist, Telstra, AUS
  • Pia Lee, CEO, LIW Global Leadership Consultancy, AUS
  • Juliet Hammond, Business Impact Research specialist, LIW Global Leadership Consultancy, UK

This session will be moderated by Jan Ginneberge.

Target group:
This webinar is dedicated to both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration. Number of participants is limited. Priority will be offered to EFMD member organisations. Follow the registration process (under “upcoming” live sessions).

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