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Leads the Sunsuper culture

Sunsuper leaders create and nurture Sunsuper’s desired culture within and around their teams.

Sunsuper Leaders…

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Model the way, set the example and always align their actions to Sunsuper’s Values. They hold others to account for doing the same.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Show humility, learn from successes as well as mistakes and recognise the knowledge that others bring.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Engage, empower and influence to achieve outcomes and avoid using positional or referential power as a way to ‘get things done’.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Create an environment where it is safe to speak, encouraging candour and healthy debate, supporting creativity and continuous improvement to enable the best decisions and ideas to emerge.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Foster collaboration and build trust. They develop strong relationships across teams and within the wider Sunsuper community.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Recognise, show appreciation and reward performance outcomes and behaviours. They celebrate achievements (big and small) and respect the contribution that everyone makes.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Take the wellbeing of our people seriously and recognise their duty of care as leaders. They model work/life integration and support their teams to do the same.

tick  Believe passionately in Sunsuper’s Are good corporate citizens, committed to the external community they work in e.g. charity and youth education programs. They build teams and create communities, fostering individual connection and care.

Behavioural Examples

The purpose of these examples is to provide additional guidance around how these expectations may be displayed.

They are not designed to be an exhaustive list and will continue to evolve over time. 

Sunsuper leaders...

Model the way, set the example and always align their actions to Sunsuper’s Values. They hold others to account for doing the same.

Sunsuper leaders role-model the Values.
Clearly establish expectations around the Values.
Promptly address behaviours that aren’t aligned to the Values.
Recognise and celebrate others that demonstrate the Values.

Show humility, learn from successes as well as mistakes and recognise the knowledge that others bring.

Acknowledges that they do not ‘know best’.
Values and appreciates other perspectives and considers differing views.
Reflects on experiences and learns from successes and mistakes.

Engage, empower and influence to achieve outcomes and avoid using positional or referential power as a way to ‘get things done’.

Actively engages with others to build buy-in and to influence.
Gives people the information and decision-making authority they need to achieve outcomes.
Gains buy-in and builds momentum and motivation in others to achieve results.
Does not ‘pull rank’ or dictate the way things should be done.

Create an environment where it is safe to speak, encouraging candour and healthy debate, supporting creativity and continuous improvement to enable the best decisions and ideas to emerge,

Sets the expectation that everyone’s perspective is valued and actively encourages others to speak and share their insights.
Encourages creativity, different thinking and continuous improvement.
Encourages candour and for people to respectfully challenge other people’s views when they see things differently.
Role-models candour, respect and healthy debate.
Promptly addresses others’ behaviours that are not aligned with creating a safe environment.
 
Foster collaboration and build trust. They develop strong relationships across teams and within the wider Sunsuper community.

Mutually collaborates – they invest time collaborating with others in the business to achieve outcomes and seek out others to support people to achieve their goals.
Is dependable and follows through on their word to build trust.
Invests time building relationships with others across the business and understanding other perspectives and needs.
Encourages and coaches others to do the same.

Recognise, show appreciation and reward performance outcomes and behaviours. They celebrate achievements (big and small) and respect the contribution that everyone makes.

Celebrates successes and rewards and shows appreciation for achievements, efforts and positive behaviours.
Respects and acknowledges the contribution that everyone makes.

Take the wellbeing of our people seriously and recognise their duty of care as leaders. They model work/life integration and support their teams to do the same.

Makes the wellbeing of their people a priority and addresses wellbeing issues.
Openly demonstrates care for those they lead.
Understands and acknowledges their duty of care as a leader and takes action to address wellbeing concerns.
Understands the importance of life outside of work and role-models work/life integration and encourages and supports their teams to do the same.

Are good corporate citizens, committed to the external community they work in e.g. charity and youth education programs. They build teams and create communities, fostering individual connection and care.

Participates in community programs and charity events and encourage others to do the same.
Invests time establishing and building connections with others and creates a sense of team and community.
Shows genuine care and concern for others and foster the same in others.