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Good leaders learn : lessons from lifetimes of leadership

Author: Gerard H Seijts
Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard H Seijts
ISBN: 9780415659765 0415659760 9780415659772 0415659779
OCLC Number: 800036117
Description: xxxi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Leadership Character 3. Learning to Lead 4. The Interviews 5. You Have To Be Able To Communicate And Then Be An Example: John Furlong (President and CEO, Vancouver Olympic Committee; and Executive Chair of the Vancouver Whitecaps) 6. No Task Is Insignificant For Making A Family, A Community Or A Corporation Better: N. R. Narayana Murthy (Founder, CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys) 7. I Am A Better Leader When I Can Represent That Which I Believe In, For Which My Passion Is Sincere, My Understanding Is Complete, And My Commitment Is Personal: Elyse Allan (President and CEO, General Electric Canada) 8. It Is Critical That Leaders Understand the Concept of Duty, Obligation: Daniel Akerson (Chairman and CEO, General Motors) 9. I'm A Big Believer That If You Don't Want To Be Criticized, Then Say Nothing, Do Nothing And Be Nothing: Cassie Campbell-Pascall (Captain, Canadian Women's Hockey Team) 10. Roll Up Your Sleeves and Work Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Others; Barbara Stymiest (Chairman, BlackBerry) 11. There Are Very Few Things In Life That You Can Control, But The One Thing That You Have Absolute Control Over Is The Quality Of Your Own Effort: Rahul Bhardwaj (President and CEO, Toronto Community Foundation) 12. Knowing When To Leave And Do Something Different Is One Of The Hardest Things For A Leader To Do: Carol Stephenson (Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business) 13. I Learned It's Not Good Enough To Be Right - People Have To Buy Into Your Vision: Michael Harris (22nd Premier of Ontario; Senior Business Advisor Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP) 14. Life Is A Blackboard That You Cannot Erase: Arkadi Kuhlman (President, CEO and Chairman ING Direct USA; Founder and CEO ZenBanx) 15. I Didn't Have Time To Think About Courage Or Where To Find Courage - You Just Have It: Linda Hasenfratz (President and CEO, Linamar Corporation) 16. Don't Under-Estimate The Value Of Your Early Career Moves. You Can't Make Up Lost Time: Steve Snyder (President and CEO, TransAlta) 17. Care With Your Heart, Concentrate Your Heart, Relax Your Heart And Open Your Heart: John Cheh (Vice-Chair and CEO, the Esquel Group) 18. Learn To Accept Accountability And The Consequences Of Failure: Leadership And Accountability Are Inseparable: Michael McCain (President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods) 19. People That Mind, Don't Matter And People That Matter, Don't Mind: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon Limited) 20. I Had Always Felt My Strongest Role Was As The Voice Whispering In Somebody's Ear: Michael Shindler (Executive Vice President Hotel and Casinos, Hard Rock Cafe) 21. If You Have The Illusion That You Can Do Everything Well, God Help You - It Is Going To Be A Disaster: Chaviva Hosek (President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; Professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance) 22. There's Credit In Mission Accomplishment - Don't Bring Back Excuses: Lieutenant General (ret.) Russel L. Honore (Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina) 23. I Constantly Learn Lessons About Letting Go: Robert Bell (President and CEO, University Health Network) 24. I Like To Think People Think I Stand For Something: Eileen Mercier (Chairman, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan) 25. Leaders Tend To Be People Of Broad Interests And Knowledge: Purdy Crawford (Counsel, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP) 26. Trust Is Built On Behaviour - Not On What We Say The Values Are: Charles Brindamour (President and CEO, Intact Financial Corporation) 27. You Have To Create Not Only A Network, But Also A System Through Which Information Can Flow: Amit Chakma (President and Vice-Chancellor, Western University) 28. Coming From A Long Line Of Leaders I Was Raised To Be A Leader: Jody Wilson-Raybould (Regional Chief British Columbia Assembly of First Nations) 29. Reach For The Stars - But Keep Your Feet Firmly Planted On The Ground: Gautam Thapar (CEO and Chairman, the Avantha Group) 30. There Are Two Things In Life You Should Not Let Go - Your Values And Your Family: Umran Beba (President, PepsiCo Asia Pacific) 31. If You Are Not Creative In Getting Solutions And You Limit Your Expectations And Outcomes, You Are Not Going To Change The World: Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival of Canada) 32. If You Are Not Working For People Who Inspire You, Who Are You Working For?: Sukhinder Singh-Cassidy (Founder and Chairman, JOYUS) 33. The More I Learn, The More Exciting My Life Is And The More Opportunities That I See: Chip Wilson (Founder, Lululemon Athletica) 34. There Is No Individual Who is Ever Bigger Than The Team: George Cope (President and CEO, Bell Canada Enterprises) 35. I Went Into Public Life Because I Felt That Was The Place That I Could Make The Biggest Contribution: The Right Honourable Paul Martin (21st Prime Minister of Canada) 36. Reflections on the Interviews 37. Conclusions on Learning to Lead 38. Leadership Insights for the Next Generation of Leaders
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