Leader isn’t a title

Leadership is a role that isn’t granted by a promotion or getting the corner office: CEO
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/04/2014

Positions of power or a seat in the C-suite do not a leader make — leadership is an ongoing role that has little to do with your job title.

That was the message John Cassaday, president and CEO of Corus Entertainment, shared at a January Strategic Capability Network (SCNetwork) event in Toronto.

Being a leader isn’t just about getting that promotion or landing the corner office — for Cassaday, leadership is about collaboration, shared values and actively engaging your team.