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Leading When You Have All the Responsibility and No Authority

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Thursday , May 13 , 2021 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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February 01, 2021
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*Attending this event counts as 1 CPD hours - please save the confirmation of attendance email for your CPD log. Competency categories - Professional Practice and Health, Wellness & Safe Workplace

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About the Online Learning

So often, human resources professionals are required to get results from people over whom they have no formal authority. HR needs to engage with people and teams every day in order to accomplish their goals within the organization.

Steve's past experiences in leading people and applying leadership tools while humanity was at its best - or worst - provides the backdrop for his powerful workshop message on how to lead when you have all the responsibility and none of the authority.

Discover these learning outcomes:

  • How to ensure everyone knows how they fit into the mission or project
  • How to apply proven HR leadership skills to the most complex situations
  • How to succeed by delegating responsibility with the requisite authority

About the Speaker

Steven Armstrong

For more than three decades, Steven Armstrong worked around the world as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Red Cross. On the literal frontlines for many of the globe’s most notable humanitarian crises during that time – ranging from the shores of Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, to the aftermath of 9/11 in New York, to fighting wildfires in Fort McMurray in 2016 – Steve has proven, over and over again, what true leadership means.

Faced with complex missions and tasks that required extreme precision and unfailing resolve, Steve learned early on that properly inspiring his teams to act, move, and overcome obstacles would be the key to ongoing success. Rather than force compliance, he used his natural virtue, honour, and trustworthiness to motivate people. This exceedingly “human” side of his character enabled authentic connections and trust – instilling confidence, determination, and encouragement in all who followed his examples.

Now, as a speaker, consultant and author of You Can’t Lead From Behind, Steve uses humour, honesty, and a lifetime of hard-learned lessons to tell his story and teach others how to become better and more effective leaders. Though his experience is global, his approach is down-to-earth and genuine, giving you and your leadership team the personalized tools and confidence they need to succeed.


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