Roberts & Morrow Journey 2020

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The February Leadership Retreat


The first Leadership Retreat of 2020 was much different than that which Partners have attended in the past: there were no numbers, no laptops, no phones. Before the retreat, the Leadership Team was tasked with bringing along an object or image that represented “the greatest thing about Roberts & Morrow today”. Over the retreat, the group sat in a circles and experienced some vulnerable moments where they all worked on empathy and emotional skill development for becoming modern leaders.

Again, unlike in the past, we will be sharing some real examples of what takes place at the Leadership Retreats. See below for all that we had done at the first retreat of 2020:

The team were introduced upon arrival to the facilitator for the retreat, Shane Emms, who specialises in developing strong workplace culture and relationships and who will be guiding us all at Roberts & Morrow on the journey we will be embarking on together in 2020.

Shane guided the troupe through various exercises, creative dinners and introduced the Leaders and Employee Value Propositions (LVP & EVP). The Leadership team spent Friday and Saturday working with Shane on building and reflecting on the value propositions, which we will be sharing and developing further with the entire staff (see below for more details on what is to come).

The retreat also included fun activities for the Leaders to relax, get to know one another better, and share some meaningful conversations. There was wine, golfing, great dinners and socialising where some vulnerabilities were experienced as well.

SpongeBobby Leader Of Tomorrow


One of the tasks at the creative dinner was to break into teams and draw a picture of what the future leader of Roberts & Morrow looks like. While all teams came up with interesting and clever representations of the future leader of Roberts & Morrow, Sponge Bobbi was one of the best examples out of the group presentations.

Name Sponge Bobbi

DOB January 15, 1988

About me

  1. My name is Bobbi because I can be male or female.
  2. I am a sponge because I absorb everything around me.
  3. I am missing a piece out of left shoulder because I am not perfect.
  4. I have big eyes because I am a visionary.
  5. I have a big heart because I am empathetic.
  6. I have big ears because I am a good listener.
  7. I have a big smile because I try to always be positive, happy & approachable.
  8. I am holding a magnet because I am good at attracting stars.
  9. I am wearing Nike joggers so I can run towards the next opportunity.
  10. I am holding a mobile phone because I am up-to-date with technology and always contactable.