If you are looking for inspiration from a leader who has dedicated his 40+ year career to serving the public at the highest level, then you’re going to really enjoy episode #155 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast!

That’s because this episode features an insightful interview with Jeff Fielding, the Chief of Staff for the City of Toronto, and an experienced City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why is it critical for leaders to learn how to quickly reflect on mistakes and calm themselves down so that they don’t erode their confidence

  • Why leaders need to have compassion and empathy for others

  • Why leaders need to be authentic

  • Why leaders need to clear obstacles out of the way so that people can do their jobs well

  • Why values must be clearly communicated

  • How collective accountability creates a wonderful environment in which people can make mistakes, fix them quickly and know that their leaders have their back and more

Jeff Fielding

Jeff Fielding

Jeff is the Chief of Staff in the City Manager's office at the City of Toronto. He began his latest role in April 2019. Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Jeff was Calgary’s City Manager, where he led a staff of 15,000 employees, managed an annual civic budget of $4 billion and an annual capital program of $2 billion.

You can get in touch with Jeff at
jeff.fielding@toronto.ca

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