Rose M. Patten
The Big 8 Capabilities Setting Leaders Apart
University of Toronto Press, 2023
In difficult circumstances, the “Big 8” leadership capabilities are essential.
Rose M. Patten, a prominent Canadian businesswoman and Chancellor of the University of Toronto, set out to explore how leadership evolves in difficult circumstances and to pinpoint essential leadership abilities. Her resulting framework, the “Big 8,” was the subject of 25 one-week sessions of discussion and debate in Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the BMO Executive Leadership Programs. Patten highlights common myths about the eight pivotal leadership capabilities she identifies and encourages leaders to make the most of self-awareness, feedback, intention, adaptability and good character.
About the Author
Rose M. Patten is a Canadian businessperson and philanthropist. Since 2018, she has served as the Chancellor of the University of Toronto. Patten was named to the Hall of Fame of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2007.
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