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Master Class: Do Good to Lead Well

The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership

Being a positive leader is a top priority for individuals and organizations today. Countless models and ideas exist which can leave current and aspiring leaders frustrated and uncertain as to how to achieve this important goal. Based on his forthcoming book with Forbes, Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership, guest speaker, Craig Dowden (Ph.D.) will explain how doing good and leading well are not competing ambitions; rather, they are quite complementary.

During this presentation, Six Pillars of Positive Leadership will be introduced - an evidence-based approach to creating positive personal and professional change. Topics to be covered include:

  • The importance of self-awareness in positive leadership
  • The need to park our egos at the door
  • The benefits of focusing on the positive
  • The role of empathy in driving our ability to lead with impact

Please note that some interactive exercises will accompany this presentation

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership - 99 Bank Street, suite 200, Ottawa, ON
Registration: Jennifer Hyland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-562-5800 x7487

Guest Speaker

DowdenAn inspiring peak performance executive coach, Craig Dowden (Ph.D.) works with leaders and executives from diverse industries to help them tackle their most important challenges. With a Doctorate in Psychology and a specialization in Business, Craig is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach. He incorporates the latest findings in the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into his coaching and consulting work to help executives and business leaders develop, engage, and optimize their talent. In 2009, while living in Ottawa, Craig was recognized as one of its “Forty under 40” business leaders by the Ottawa Business Journal.

Craig has shared his thought leadership in highly respected publications including The Huffington Post, The Financial Post, and Psychology Today. As part of his partnership with Forbes, in the summer of 2018, Craig will contribute a recurring column on the science and practice of positive leadership

Published: February 20, 2018 | Category: Uncategorised

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