General Rick Hillier (Ret.): Good Leaders Focus On People, Not Process
After retiring as the nation's top general, he authored the book Leadership: 50 Points of Wisdom for Today's Leaders—a must have for people in all industries looking to lead their organizations to greater things. As he explains in his book, relating to the people you lead is the key to successfully driving them toward success. Further, as he states in his keynote, positively interacting with the people you are leading is also important. “If you are a leader that is focused on people then you are going to move them by your optimism each and every day,” he says. “Attitude can affect people in a very negative or in a very positive way.” Building from three decades in military service, General Hillier (Ret.) the lessons he has learned both as a solider and as the chief of defence. He is an in-demand leadership speaker whose customized talks present both the inspiration—and the tools—necessary to make anyone an effective leader.