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leadership | Oct 23rd, 2019

Athlete and Activist Waneek Horn-Miller Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Having been an inspiring athlete and Indigenous activist for decades, Waneek Horn-Miller has been breaking barriers and records her entire life. Her latest achievement is being inducted into the elite Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame—making her the first water polo player to be honoured.  The... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 22nd, 2019

Cracking Trump’s Code: Steve Martin and Joseph Marks explain Who We Listen to and Why for Slate

Steve Martin and Joseph Marks—authors of Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why—join the Slate podcast The Gist to explain why the ‘expert’ isn’t always the best spokesperson, the power dynamics involved in trust, and why Donald Trump can get away with fake news.   One of the most... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 21st, 2019

Why Structure Eats Culture for Lunch: Safi Bahcall with Roger Dooley

Loonshots author Safi Bahcall joined Neuromarketing founder Roger Dooley for a conversation on why smart teams kill great ideas—and how paying attention to structure, over culture, can reverse the trend.  Why do good teams, with excellent people and the best intentions, kill great ideas? It’s a... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 18th, 2019

Navigating Business Trade-Offs: The Financial Times Reviews Sarah Kaplan’s The 360° Corporation

Based on professor Sarah Kaplan’s Rotman business school course, The 360° Corporation offers us a new way of understanding modern business. Trade-offs can’t be avoided, especially in today’s socially conscious environment—so how do we deal with them?  Different stakeholders want different things... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 17th, 2019

Determining Who to Trust: Introducing Lavin Speakers Steve Martin and Joseph Marks

In today’s uncertain world, being truthful and being trustworthy are two different things—a problem that threatens our democracy, society, and the very concept of leadership itself. In their groundbreaking new book Messengers, Steve Martin and Joseph Marks explore the factors that determine who we... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 10th, 2019

Building a 360° Corporation: New Lavin Speaker Sarah Kaplan Navigates Stakeholder Trade-Offs

In today’s political climate, corporate social responsibility has transformed from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have.” Sarah Kaplan, author of The 360° Corporation, shows us how the next generation of business will survive—and thrive—amidst conflicting stakeholder demands.  “Today, increasingly,... Continue Reading →
leadership | Sep 25th, 2019

Redefining Success: Legendary Gymnastics Coach Valorie Kondos Field Joins The Lavin Agency

Though she’s never done a flip in her life, gymnastics coach  Valorie Kondos Field knows a thing or two about how to mentor, motivate, and lead high-performance teams. In her vibrant, anecdote-filled talks, she reveals the unorthodox methods that got her to the top. Is there a difference between... Continue Reading →
leadership | Sep 18th, 2019

Winning Now, Winning Later: Former Honeywell CEO David Cote Joins The Lavin Agency

As the former chairman and CEO of Honeywell, David Cote led one of the most historic turn-around’s the manufacturing industry had ever seen. In his upcoming book Winning Now, Winning Later, he distills those strategic leadership lessons for the next generation of business chieftains and managers.... Continue Reading →
leadership | Sep 3rd, 2019

Leadership Expert Adam Bryant Reveals How One Word Can Undermine People’s Motivation

“Actually.” It’s a word so neutral, it must be harmless. Right? Wrong. As a news editor and leadership consultant, Adam Bryant has sat in thousands upon thousands of meetings throughout his career. Drawing upon this experience, Bryant shares why “actually” may be hurting team performance.  “Tom... Continue Reading →
leadership | Jul 19th, 2019

Retail Maverick Bonnie Brooks Formally Named CEO of Chico’s

As the first female President and CEO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Bonnie Brooks restored the aging institution back to its former glory. More recently, she has been acting as interim CEO of Chico’s—the international women’s fashion retailer—following the abrupt departure of Shelley Broader.... Continue Reading →
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