A Crisis always separates the Great Leaders from the rest of the pack


President & CEO,
PEO Leadership


Tuesday, July 28, 2020
from 11:00AM to 12:00PM EST

Webcast link and dial in information will be sent to registrants 30 minutes before the start of the Webcast

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Joanna Thommee
Vice President, Marketing & Strategic

PEO Leadership

(416) 637-0299 ext. 305

There is nothing like a crisis to separate the great leaders from those that have been floating through good economic times. Most leaders know how to deal with certainty, but few understand the importance of being agile when uncertainty surrounds them. On July 28th, PEO Leadership President & CEO, Leon Goren, will share some of his learnings over his 25 years working with leaders from all over North America, as well as what has separated the great leaders from the rest of the pack over the last 4 months. The webcast will be moderated by special guest, Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry, world-renowned leadership expert, New York Time bestselling author, co-founder and president of IHHP, a Fast 100 company (Profit Magazine's fastest growing companies).

When times are good, it’s very difficult to distinguish between average and great leaders – it takes time and numerous interactions. In a crisis, leadership skills, or a lack thereof, become evident very quickly – it’s black and white, there is no gray area. In fact, the impact of leadership skills over the last four months has been so substantial that many leaders will be asked to leave and will be replaced by individuals who rose to the occasion.

This insightful webcast will provide you with the following takeaways:

  • What differentiated great leaders from the rest of the pack?
  • The importance of EQ and FQ.
  • The importance of having spent the time building the right connections and relationships well before the crisis.
  • How the first 3 weeks of the crisis set the stage of whether a leader would succeed?
  • Why the following 90 days won’t get any easier.


Leon Goren, President & CEO, PEO Leadership

Leon Goren believes in purposeful leadership – the type that requires us to challenge the status quo, anticipate the future and be confident enough to step outside of our comfort zone to inspire and help those around us excel.

His 25 years of leadership experience underscores his unique impact on the way leaders connect, think and grow; as well as his ability to understand their needs and challenges.

As the owner and CEO of PEO Leadership, Leon is dedicated to building communities of knowledgeable and respected business leaders by developing opportunities for shared insights and experience. Under his leadership, PEO is recognized as a premier executive leadership advisory community that positively influences the way leaders lead, learn and live.

Leon is also Toronto Chair of TIGER 21, where he leverages his experience to develop exceptional leaders working with high net worth individuals and families.

As founder and CEO of www.justwhiteshirts.com in 1997, Leon became one of Canada’s first online success stories, recognized for bringing the dot com retail experience to Canadians through a combination of online, catalog, and bricks and mortar channels.

Leon is an authority on leadership and business strategy as he is consistently invited to address various business audiences, including the graduating classes of Chartered Accountants. His thought leadership is published in the CA Magazine, The National Post and The Globe and Mail.

Leon is a current member of the Umbra and IHHP Advisory Boards. He is a former member of the North York Aquatic Club Board of Directors.

Leon is a CPA, CA. He is married with children and is active in sports, including triathlons and skiing.

To connect with Leon, you can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register to attend. Webcast link and dial in information will be sent to registrants 30 minutes before the start of the Webcast.