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LIVE Event Series Breakfast: Think like a disruptor

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We often end up viewing disruption as something that happens to us, and rarely in a good way. However, it’s possible to take a more proactive, opportunistic approach in dealing with disruption, or to cause your disruption.

Join us for our next LIVE Event Series breakfast – Think like a disruptor – and learn what disruption really is, and why it should matter to you. Our LIVE event series provides today’s Leaders, Innovators, Visionaries, and Executives with the knowledge they need to transform, grow, and succeed.


Innovative disruption could be vital for your current role.

Delivered by Associate Professor Tim Kastelle, Executive Education facilitator and MBA Program Director at UQ Business School, and Danielle Duell, Founder of People With Purpose, this event will explore the concept of disruptive innovation, and look at how disruptors think. 

It will focus on how you can become more innovative, how you can cause or manage disruption, and what this means for you in your current position and future career. You will gain insight into the contrasting mindsets of problem-driven versus opportunity-driven teams through real world examples, and have the opportunity to reflect on your own ‘innovation mindset’.

Attend this event to:

  • Gain an understanding of disruptive innovation and what it really ‘looks’ like
  • Learn how you can apply disruptive thinking to improve what you do and how you lead your team
  • Understand the mindset of innovative teams and identify your dominant mindset
  • Develop insight into how you might develop a more opportunity-driven perspective for yourself and your team
  • Gain an understanding of some of the challenges to thinking like a disruptor and how they can be managed.


Presenter bio: 

Associate Professor Tim Kastelle

Tim is a leading consultant, facilitator, and expert on innovation, who teaches our Innovation Leadership program. He is also the MBA Program Director for UQ Business School.

Tim's research broadly focuses on the impact of innovation on firm and economic growth, and the application of complex network analysis to innovation at the levels of the firm, region, sector, and nation. In high demand as a consultant, Tim has completed work for a range of organisations, including Brisbane City Council, Ergon Energy Corporation, Fusidium Pty Ltd, Queensland Health, Fairfax Digital, and Rio Tinto. 

His blog, The Discipline of Innovation, is for practicing innovation managers, and is ranked in the top 10 innovation blogs in the world.


Danielle Duell

Danielle is a business leader, strategist, communicator and entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of People With Purpose - a company which works with company CEO’s, executive teams and boards to develop and implement purpose-led strategy, innovation, projects, communications and events.

Danielle has worked across a range of industries including education, energy, tourism, arts, water, hospitality, events, construction, farming, conservation, retailing, medical research, and corporate governance. Prior to People With Purpose, she co-founded Riverlife Adventure Centre in Brisbane, and worked as the inaugural CEO of Graham (Skroo) Turner's portfolio of private companies including luxury accommodation group Spicers Retreats.

She is the founder of Australian Harvard Women, a business network for Australian women who have studied at Harvard Business School, and currently serves on the Board of the Queensland Music Festival.




Monday 07 Aug 2017
7:15am to 9:00am
Event location: 
UQ Business School Executive Venue - Level 19, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane.