Straight Talk on Leadership: Doug Williamson, CEO of The Beacon Group, to present second webinar in the Sandermoen Speaker Series

Straight Talk on Leadership: Doug Williamson, CEO of The Beacon Group, to present second webinar in the Sandermoen Speaker Series

Date: November 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm ET

After the successful launch of the Sandermoen Speaker Series earlier this fall, the Sandermoen School of Business is excited to announce the next webinar in the series. The webinar will be delivered by Doug Williamson, Chief Executive Officer of The Beacon Group and is titled Straight Talk on Leadership.

“We have a mounting crisis in Canadian business leadership but no one wants to talk about it – until now!

Canadian business is falling further and further behind as the global economy takes its next big step. Our false sense of accomplishment and complacency on one hand and our naïveté and short sightedness on the other have contributed to a worrying “deficit of ambition”.

Author and highly regarded business consultant Doug Williamson will share his views on what specific mindsets and behaviours leaders require to be successful in reversing the current downward trend.”

Throughout his 30 year international business career, Doug has been instrumental in improving the overall performance and effectiveness of countless senior executives, their leadership teams and their organizations, helping them develop high performance strategies, leaders and cultures.

He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, and has served clients in Europe, the Nordic countries, Mexico, Australia and the Middle East. Throughout the 1980’s, Doug held several senior executive level positions with The Royal Bank of Canada.

In addition to his experience in the private sector, Doug served in senior executive level positions within the Canadian Government from 1990-1992. He served as a Special Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister, and was a member of the Government’s Commission on Economic Prosperity and one of the principal authors of their report – Financing the New Economy.

Currently, Doug is Chief Executive Officer of The Beacon Group, a leadership and strategy development firm with clients spanning a diverse cross section of industries and geographies. He is also author of the book Straight Talk on Leadership – Solving Canada’s Business Crisis and regularly speaks, writes, coaches and teaches on the importance of Leadership, Strategy and Talent Management.

Dr. David Large, Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business will chair the lecture and provide a brief introduction prior to its start. We invite you to join us for this exciting opportunity to learn and discuss this relevant topic with a field expert. Any inquiries regarding the event can be directed to