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Leading Questions: Interview with John Sicard

June 16th, 2020|

How does a man who drops out of school to try and make it as a rock and roll drummer go on to become one of Ottawa’s top CEOs? John Sicard draws parallels between drumming and leading, recognizing that when he is in tune with the rhythm he can both play drums better and be a more effective leader of Kinaxis. Leading questions is a series of interviews with successful leaders conducted by TEC Canada Chair, Tim Redpath.

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The Leadership Standard Podcast

The Leadership Standard – S01E09 – Leo Bottary – International Speaker, Author, Founder and Managing Partner of Peernovation, LLC

Leo Bottary is the founder and managing partner of Peernovation, LLC. He is a sought-after thought leader on peer advantage, an emerging discipline dedicated to strategically engaging peers to realize their business and life goals.

The Leadership Standard – S01E08 – Rachel Mielke – CEO and Founder of Hillberg & Berk

With a career that has included a showing at the Oscars, a pitch-turned-deal on Dragons’ Den, partnerships with Olympic athletes such as Tessa Virtue, and two designs commissioned for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Rachel Mielke's interview with Gair Maxwell details a sparkling leadership journey that is sure to uplift and inspire.

The Leadership Standard – S01E07 – JasonTasse, COO – Lee Valley Tools Ltd.

There are two parts to every company: the mechanics and the soul. How does a leader achieve both in a  time of retail disruption? Jason’s comprehensive discussion with Gair Maxwell provides an inspiring look at the mindset of a leader who was tasked with guiding the future of one Canada’s most iconic catalog companies.

The Leadership Standard – S01E06 – Carol Kitchen, VP of Energy & Logistics – Growmark

From humble beginnings on an Illinois farm to becoming the President and CEO of United Farmers of Alberta, and recently being named GROWMARK Vice President, Energy and Logistics – Carol’s 30 years of global, multi-channel success has been the result of embracing lifelong learning and a drive to knowing her industry better than anyone else.

The Leadership Standard – S01E05 – Kerry O’Reilly Wilks, Chief Officer of Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs

Kerry O’Reilly Wilk’s rise as one of the top legal minds in the country is grounded in her east coast roots. From a small town in Newfoundland to becoming head of legal of the world’s second-largest mining company to now serving as Chief Officer of Legal, Regulatory & External Affairs for TransAlta, Kerry shares how humble beginnings developed her to the leader she is today.

The Leadership Standard – S01E04 – David Meerman Scott, Best-Selling Author and Marketing Strategist

Sports teams and movie series have a phenomenal fan culture, but so do many businesses. Whether you’re manufacturing dump trucks or selling flowers on the corner, people seek out human connection. Eight-time author David Meerman Scott draws on neuroscience and extensive marketing experience to explore ‘Fanocracy;’ the idea of turning fans into customers and customers into fans.

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