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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Part I

Leveraging Our National Brand through Bold Leadership

Business leaders and politicians have notoriously short and convenient memories. Each time we hit yet another predictable cyclical economic downturn, we endlessly debate the reasons, are quick to point the finger of blame and then we conveniently use the excuse of external market forces as a means to justify our short-sighted overreaction. This recurring pattern of behaviour does no more than reveal the inherent weaknesses of our leadership acumen, and yet we allow the pattern to continue rather than learn, adjust and compensate accordingly.

In Part I, we suggest this recidivist pattern of misguided leadership behaviour has had an even worse impact on Canada than it has had on other ...

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