When a world-class hockey player and a former mayor of New York City come together for a conference, the business community is presented with a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to be a leader from some of the best examples in the world.
That’s exactly what’s happening in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, when four-time Olympic hockey gold medalist and bestselling author of Gold Medal Diary Hayley Wickenheiser and Rudy Giuliani, one of Time magazine’s People of the Year, take the stage to headline this year’s The Art of Leadership Conference.
Considered Canada’s number 1 leadership event, an audience of more than 1,500 area business leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs is expected to fill the Centre at 777 Homer Street.
Wickenheiser, a member of Canada’s women’s hockey team and a respected community leader, knows first-hand that success comes from going above and beyond what is normally expected of a leader.
“The best leadership is demonstrated in action,” she says, adding that, when it comes to guiding a team, she draws from her experiences in hockey.
"[Our greatest success as a team] has been our ability to put aside all those differences we may have as players and as people and coming together to try and have one goal in mind,” she explains.
Giuliani, who led his city through times of change and crisis after 9/11, will share personal stories and make references to his bestselling book, Leadership, during his discussion of how effective leadership can improve profitability in an organization.
Additionally, his presentation will offer immediate value for the audience through demonstrations on how to apply his time-tested principles to daily situations and how simple principles can be used to inspire excellence for those throughout an organization.
Business leaders and visionaries from around the Vancouver area will find these talks, which aim to provide inspiration for reaching success in times of need and adversity, helpful and engaging, and will gain unique insights into business trends that can help bring their companies to the next level.
In other words, they will learn how to be a leader.
As Wickenheiser describes: “People really appreciate when you’re authentic and honest and upfront and do what you say and mean what you say.”
Business in Vancouver subscribers can take advantage of a preferred conference rate – use promo code BIV26 and save up to $100 on registration. Click here for more information.