Dominic Barton, who is near the end of his term as McKinsey and Company’s appointed Global Managing Partner, travels the world over 200 days of the year and his days are structured, efficient and jammed to the rafters.  Thus, it was a real treat to talk with him privately for nearly an hour.  At the McKinsey Canadian head office, stunningly situated amongst UofT and surrounding museums, he joins us for this episode of The CLiP.

Dominic is Canadian but runs a global business and is very passionate on the long term sustainability of our country and business in general. With this background, his views and ideas come from the heart but are paired with the benefit of best practices gathered from all over the planet. He has authored a long list of articles, almost as long as the list of awards he has gathered for his personal and professional contributions.  Dominic is also the co-chair of the Focusing Capital on the Long Term initiative, which we discuss in this episode. The initiative seeks to develop practical structures, metrics, and approaches for longer-term behaviours in the investment and business worlds.  We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed the interview.

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John Bitove Jr. is our guest on this episode of The CLiP. If his name rings a bell for you, it should. Not only is he responsible for bringing Taco Bell and KFC, as well as XM Radio to Canada, he is the founder of a little NBA team called the Toronto Raptors —have you heard of them?

In this episode, John tells us about his 2008 Olympic bid for Toronto, and his experiences growing up in an entrepreneurial family, and how “there’s a certain mindset…an aggressiveness.” However aggressive John Bitove has been, his success clearly stems from a well built foundation of good leadership, learnt-from-mistakes, and a passion for getting it right.

 

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In this episode, we speak with General Rick Hillier, the former Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces. He commanded NATO’s Stabilization Force’s Multinational Division in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and was the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance in Kabul, Afghanistan. In this podcast, General Hillier cites many examples of military leadership as they relate to business, community and family.

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In this episode of The CLiP, we sit down with 3 very passionate and dynamic members of Girls 20. They describe the program and initiatives, and speak to the underlying fundamentals of diversification within boards, management, and corporate culture, and the importance of training young people to become leaders. Listen in now, and should you want to learn more, visit https://girls20.org/.

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This episode features Hugh O’Reilly, CEO of OPTrust; the institution that looks after Ontario’s retired public sector employees and their retirement money. In this episode, Hugh speaks to the management and leadership necessary to managing a pension fund, offering candid examples of how he incorporates humility and vulnerability to his management style. Listen in to this podcast as Hugh shared his advice for leaders of any type of organization.

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This episode features Michael Burns, CEO of the Invictus Games. Michael provides insight into the trials and tribulations of launching an epic sporting event. In September 2017, the Invictus Games will be broadcast to millions of Canadians plus millions more around the rest of the world. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the unconquerable spirit of our military men and women as they participate in these games. Michael also provides insight into True Patriot Love, the organization behind the Invictus Games. Listen in to this podcast as Michael, who has been working very hard to prepare, shares with us the experience he has had over the past two years bringing these games to Canada.

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Canadian Leaders & Influencers share thoughts on life, early influences, and what informs good leadership.

Season one ends with the compilation of our best ‘clips’, featuring a selection of common topics discussed by our guests, including:

– The role family and community have in building a leader;

– Common leadership characteristics;

– Importance of being charitable and volunteering your time;

– The importance of sponsorship; and

– How good leaders deal with mistakes.

Listen in to our podcast to hear some of our favourite moments of the season.

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Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, sits down with Bill to discuss “the man”. Who is he, and how does someone like him from a small town in Quebec rise to become a leader of our great country? Listen in to our intimate interview where we discuss what drove him then, now and in between.

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Our guest in this episode is the CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling. We tap into his experiences creating and running one of the most popular film festivals in the world and turning it into a year-round destination. He shares his views on what film’s role should be with respect to shaping the discourse for change in our country and how important having a diverse culture canvas is to ensuring an even more secure future for the next generation.

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In this episode, we sit down with The Honourable Brian Tobin, former Premier of Newfoundland, Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, a father, a grandfather, an officer of the order of Canada, and currently Vice Chair at BMO Financial. We talk about the early days, the present, the good times, the bad, and everything in between.

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