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A Coaching Transformation

Sanjay successfully rose to the executive ranks at Compass Group with his exceptional talent for managing operations. Because his success had been driven by his technical skills, he had always assumed that having the right answer was the most important part of being a leader. Things changed for him after taking the Queen’s Executive Education programs at Smith School of Business.

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Small Changes Add Up

As the Regional Operations Director of Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc., Jamie Bedford is responsible for overseeing 101 stores in Northern Ontario and leading a team of ten marketing managers. A desire to refresh her management skills and learn new and innovative ways to coach her team – push them to the next level – led her to enroll in the Queen’s Leadership Program. Her biggest takeaway? It's not about the leader. It's about ensuring everyone else realizes just how important they are.

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Reconsidering the Speed of Business

Managing a $1.77 billion debt portfolio could be a daunting task. For Jonathan Wen, Vice President, Real Estate Finance at Chartwell Retirement Residences, overseeing such a sizable portfolio, for the largest owner and operator of retirement residences in Canada, involves realizing one thing: slower is better.

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Making the Right Choices

After serving as the director of operations at Elections Ontario for three years, Lalitha Flach was offered the position of Chief Operating Officer. She wanted to make sure she set herself up for success by further developing her skills without taking too much time away from her busy job. Taking a five-day strategy course at Smith School of Business proved to be the solution.

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Strategically Approaching a Culture Shift

Shannon Leppky took Queen’s Executive Education Programs in Leadership and Strategy when applying for a senior leadership position at Manitoba Public Insurance. “The CEO gave me the opportunity to further develop my skills to compete for the Vice President of Human Resources role, and this is why I went to Queen’s”.

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Measuring Success

Jonathan Stanley is the president and CEO of AudioConexus Inc., a global provider of GPS and handheld audio tours and multimedia interpretation to tourism companies. His company has been going through a period of rapid growth — 20 per cent a year over the last seven years. In 2015, top line revenue went up 86 per cent. Growth, Jonathan says, creates its challenges.

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