20 Great Canadian Leaders

Ted Rogers School of BusinessCanadian Business in partnership with Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University present Portraits in Leadership. The following Canadian Leaders were asked what role leadership played in their success:

John Manzoni, President & CEO, Talisman Energy Inc.

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corp.

Michael Lee-Chin, Founder & Chairman, Portland Holdings Inc.

John Beck, Chairman & CEO, Aecon Group Inc.

Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Chancellor, University of British Columbia

Annette Verschuren, President, Home Depot Canada

Jim Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc.

G. Raymond Chang, Chairman, CI Financial Corp.; Chancellor, Ryerson University

Donald Sobey, Chair Emeritus, Empire Co. Ltd.

Bonnie Brooks, CEO, The Bay

Monique Leroux, Chair & CEO, Desjardins Group

David Sobey, Chair Emeritus, Sobeys Inc.

Clive Beddoe, Founder & Chairman, WestJet Airlines

Donald Stewart, CEO, Sun Life Financial Inc.

Remi Marcoux, Founder, Transcontinental Inc.

Rebecca MacDonald, Founder & Executive Chair, Just Energy Income Fund

Robert DeLuce, President & CEO, Porter Airlines

Nadir Mohamed, President & CEO, Rogers Communications Inc.

Heather Reisman, Founder & CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Rick George, President & CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.

Each of these 20, successful Canadian leaders shared insight and advice providing a consistent message best summed up by Steve Maich, Editor and Associate Publisher, CANADIAN BUSINESS, “almost all spoke about the importance of listening, of empowering and instilling both confidence and pride in those around you. In the end, all our success is bound up in the success of others. Nobody triumphs alone, and leaders can not lead unless others consent to be led”.

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