Review: The Art of Leadership - Vancouver 2013


The Speakers at The Art of Leadership Conference in Vancouver - Dan Pontefract (Telus) John Mackey (Whole foods Market) Susan Cain (Quiet) Chester Elton (The Carrot Principle) Marcus Buckingham (First Break all of the Rules)

The Art of Leadership Vancouver was a tremendous success! Five internationally renowned business leaders took the stage at our full day conference to provide strategies and outline issues effecting leadership functions to over 1500 delegates in attendance.  

First to take the stage was John Mackey, CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods Market and bestselling author of Conscious Capitalism . During his session, Mackey discussed how to create and evolve a company's culture so that it is both productive and highly innovative. 

Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author of First Break all of the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths , followed Mackey with his session on strengths based leadership. He covered topics that included what it takes for people to stand out at work and how managers can build on the specific strengths of their team.  

After the first two speakers, a three-course VIP Lunch was provided at Q4 al Centro for VIP Pass holders. This special lunch gave our delegates a chance to network with 500 other VIP Pass holders. 

Susan Cain, author of the instant New York Times bestselling book Quiet took the stage in the afternoon and delighted delegates with insights into the lives of introverts. Susan shared her experiences on how to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires and stimulate innovation from an introvert's perspective.

Dan Pontefract, Head of Learning and Collaboration at Telus, was next to take the stage at The Art of Leadership Conference. During his session, Dan examined the 5 key attributes to becoming a connected leader and how to utilize social collaborative tools to help you truly become a Flat Army Leader

Chester Elton, bestselling author and Senior VP of the Carrot Culture division with the O.C. Tanner Recognition Company, ended our full day conference with his show-stopping session on employee recognition. Chester outlined why it was essential for managers to provide their employees with constant recognition and how to conquer barriers, exceed expectations, overcome mediocrity and create a workgroup culture through collaboration. 

Our attendee's were tweeting up a storm throughout the day, sharing their favorite quotes, moments and thoughts on The Art of Leadership conference. Our conference hashtag #TheArtOf trended in Vancouver, as well as Canada-wide throughout the day!  

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