Leadership and the flood by Editor at The Globe and Mail on 24 June 2013
An article discussing the leadership of Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Alberta Premier Alison Redford during the summer flooding of Calgary and surrounding area.
Mayor Nenshi was featured in the plenary sessions of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC) and was a 2008 GGCLC participant. I think that he did an outstanding job as Mayor, keeping everyone informed and aligning the efforts of numerous organizations. You know you are doing a remarkable job when people are telling you to go get some rest! Both he and the Premier are openly criticizing shortcomings, but they are also openly giving out praise where it is due. Finally, I think a large part of his success was by putting a human touch on all of his communications. Well done, Naheed!