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Who is LGeneral Andrew Leslie (Ret)?
tested on the plains of Afghanistan, the mountains of Croatia and the corridors
of bureaucracy, General Leslie is the man who was chosen
to prepare the Canadian military for the future. This critical and politically
charged appointment came as a result of his outstanding career as an expert in
risk management, strategic planning and, above all, leadership.
fascinating speaker, General Leslie, the former Chief of the Canadian Army,
delivers insight that links the universal lessons of leadership in battle to
corporate leadership that has to initiate and lead change.
his insider’s perspective of the process of transforming the armed forces is a
powerful resource for any organization contemplating change to meet future
challenges. Whether it is the challenge of evolving demand, the workforce of
the future or the effects of globalization, Leslie’s lessons learned are
into a multi-generational military family that includes Generals and Ministers
of Defense, Leslie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and several
European military schools, he holds degrees in economics and military history.
He has served in several overseas postings including leading troops in the
former Yugoslavia where he was tapped to be Deputy Commander of UN Confidence
Restoration Operation in Croatia to lead the rebuilding of that country.
it was Afghanistan, where he was Deputy Commander of the International Security
Assistance Force, following which he was appointed as head of the Canadian Army.
Finally he was appointed to Chief of Transformation for the Canadian Forces,
where it was his job to design the efficient transition of Canada’s Armed
Forces to better prepare for future challenges.
has received numerous awards, not the least of which is The Order of Military
Merit, one of Canada’s highest awards. Foreign governments have also recognized
Leslie’s contributions with the Commander’s Cross Order of Merit from Poland
and from the US, the Commander of the US Legion of Merit. Leslie is the only
non-American to receive this award to date.
Leslie has since transformed himself to the civilian world where he heads up
the Defence, Public Safety and Intelligence unit of CGI Group Inc. a Canadian
company that is one of the largest independent information technology and
business process services firms in the world.