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Leaders not Captains

Aug 1, 2021

Michael Hawker, former Wallaby and chairman of several companies, is on the podcast with us to speak about his roles and positions. He talks about his background and his experiences as a professional athlete.

Hawker has many experiences in leadership positions and gives insights on how to keep a team stable and on the same page. He makes a distinction between leadership and management, emphasizes the importance of trust and courage in having difficult conversations.

Hawker closes the episode with what are his values as a leader and the importance for them to have a vision. Listen to the full podcast episode and gain some insight you can apply to your team.

Show topics

  • Roles, positions of Hawker
  • Hawker’s hometown
  • Hawker’s test debut and vice-captain assignment
  • Importance of team stability
  • Keeping teammates on the same page
  • Grand slam tour
  • New South Wales training approach
  • Leadership vs Management
  • Importance of trust
  • Courage to have difficult conversations
  • Humility
  • Why is it important for leaders to have vision?
  • Management structures
  • Values as a leader