Jim Fisher

Jim Fisher

Jim Fisher, Vice-Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management


Leadership: What Is It, Who Does It
and Who Is Any Good At It?

November 1st, 1:00-3:00 pm

With the US Presidential election in its last days, the Liberal Party of Canada starting to select it's new leader and so many other leadership struggles going on in the Middle East... it seems that all we hear and read about is leadership.

But what do we mean by leadership and how do we tell the good from the bad?

Please come on November 1 to hear Jim Fisher, Vice - Dean of the Rotman School of Management who will share his perspectives on current leadership theory and use those ideas to assess the leaders most in the news today.

Many of you will remember Jim Fisher from his last engaging talk on the US election in 2008... and we are delighted to welcome him back.


Jim Fisher is Vice-Dean and a chaired professor at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Jim Fisher graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in political science and economics and from Harvard University with an MBA. Jim Fisher worked with McKinsey & Company before becoming a co-founder of The Canada Consulting Group, which eventually merged with The Boston Consulting Group. He joined George Weston Limited in 1986 and served as Executive Vice President of Weston Foods, Chairman and President of William Neilson Limited and President of George Weston North American Bakeries. Currently he serves on a numbers of boards, including Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust, Lallemand Inc. and the Institute for Corporate Directors. Voted four times “Teacher of the Year” by the second year class, he teaches leadership, strategy and organization design in the MBA, EMBA and Executive Development Programs.