At the TEC Canada Chair Retreat at the beginning of October, a number of Chairs were recognized for their quality contributions to TEC, their member CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners, and to the development and growth of Canadian executives and their businesses across the country.
The word award comes from an Anglo-French word meaning to look at, examine or resolve. Truly, all of these recipients have done just that.
The Rookie of the Year Award is based on the new Chair’s demonstration of exceptional commitment and success:
Chair Excellence awards are presented to Chairs who deliver exceptional value:
- Peter Buchanan
- Brian Foley
- Carlos Fox
- Bruce Harbinson
- Chuck Homer
- Ken Larson
- Mike Mallory
- Paul Martin
- Ed McClelland
- Bob Sinclair
- Lynn Tanner
- Stu Watson
- Dave Woodley
The Master Chair designation is awarded each year for Chairs who have run TEC groups for over three years and maintain exemplary performance standards. This year there are two winners:
The Red Shoes symbolize our focus on the ‘whole CEO’ – remembering to laugh and not take yourself too seriously all the time, getting out of your comfort zone, and having fun no matter what.
The Robert Nourse Award, named after the founder of TEC/Vistage, honours Chair excellence and outstanding contributions to current Chairs, the growth of TEC and the support of new Chairs.
I also had the opportunity to ask Liam a few questions following his win. You can read his thoughts on Chairing and leadership here.
Congratulations to all our Chairs!