“The world needs more Canada” is a phrase that has been gathering momentum over the last few years, perhaps given greatest visibility when President Obama used it in his speech to Canada’s Parliament in his valedictory visit in 2016. Bruce Wiesner was delighted to hear the statement being repeated from the stage at a FRED Leadership forum in New York, in October 2017, by a young American participant, and says he feels that Canada needs to get better at promoting this message itself.
Wiesner is the Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia so has an interest in people taking more note of Canadian leadership and management styles, but his passion for promoting a more inclusive and collaborative approach to business, that he feels Canada embodies, is deeply held. In today’s increasingly polarised world of binary choices where many leaders appear to be reverting to the “you’re either with us, or against us” style of management, Wiesner is adamant that the Canadians have a particular management approach which needs to be shared and engaged with more widely.
You can watch the full conversation in the video above