I walked into a room of influential, powerful and inspirational people at the keynote address to be given by Elyse Allan President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada. Her keynote, highly anticipated (at least by me) entitled “A Canadian Business Leader’s Insights on Governance” was well attended by what I came to learn to be a wonderfully intimidating group of influencers who belong to an organization to which I have recently joined; the Institute of Corporate Directors – Edmonton Chapter.
I had the good sense not to look too closely at the list of attendees for the event. Had I, I may have been intimidated by the calibre of government, business and not-for-profit greats; those who would be attracted by the promise of a glimpse into the mind of the 36th annual Canadian Business Leader Award winner presented by the University of Alberta School of Business the very night before on March 14, 2017.
Continue here to read the rest of the article, originally posted to LinkedIn on March 16, 2017