It was billed as the biggest, most important, leadership conference ever held in this area -- the Level Up Executive Leadership Conference -- 10 hours with eight great leaders -- yesterday.
If you bought tickets ranging in price up to $1600, plus tax, you got to hear about leadership from two former prime ministers of Canada: Jean Chretien and Stephen Harper.
The term “former” applies to several other speakers too.
Darren Hardy is the former publisher /editor of Success Magazine.
Walter Bond is a former star in the National Basketball Association.
Omar Johnson is the former CEO of Beats by Dre, the premium headphone company.
Lane Merrifield is the former owner of Penguin Club, sold to Disney for $350 million.
I tried to think back to Jean Chretien’s years as prime minister. Only two things spring to mind -- his attempt to strangle a man who objected his policies, and his long-standing feud with Paul Martin that split the Liberal Party and led to its humiliation in the 2011 federal election.
If that’s leadership, count me out.
I remember much more about Stephen Harper’s leadership.