One of the most effective levers that all leaders have at their disposal is recognizing the work of others. Paradoxically, it is also one of the most neglected in today’s workplace.
With the Person of the Year Awards, the John Molson School of Business and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton put this fundamental principle of leadership into practice in a very tangible way. For it to spread, excellence must be acknowledged and valued. Additionally, the extensive visibility of the Person of the Year initiative showcases individuals who exercise their leadership in a wide range of sectors.
Stéphane Brutus is a professor at the John Molson School of Business, where he holds the RBC Professorship of Motivation and Employee Performance. He is an HR expert whose research focuses on leadership development and feedback processes in organizations. He served as Interim Dean of the School of Business from 2015 to 2017.