The Art of Managing Managers.
A Great Place to work is not just possible,
it's in your hands.
A lack of clarity, accountability, and authority can impact your business in so many ways and the way you work might help you realize the strategy, or get in the way of it. Do you even know what the strategy really is, and how to get there? All of this confusion can be traced to a lack of managerial leadership: the art of managing managers.
Chart your course and explore the system. The Managerial Leadership Journey shows you that a Great Place to work is not just possible, it's in your hands.
“I have seen many a leader improve their game overnight by taking the time to pause, reflect, and make a choice. It is within us all to be the leader we choose to be”.
- Julian Chapman
WHY JULIAN WROTE THE BOOK
My perspective after just over 30 years in business and 32 years serving in the military is that the two are not that different. The difference is actually within strategy. The common denominator is the human being. What has been clear in both of my careers is the need for us to professionalize managerial leadership. It isn’t part of other work for those in management, it is the key to their work. The further up you go in your career the more true this becomes.
Julian Chapman has over three decades of experience engaging teams and organizations, from small groups to thousands of employees, building their leadership capability. His leadership knowledge is augmented by his 30+ year "second" career as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces from which he retired in 2014 at the rank of Brigadier-General. He joined Forrest & Company in 2002 taking over as President of the company in 2015.
Known as a pioneer of thinking in the workplace, Julian helps teams solve problems through effective thinking. His thoughts on leadership, organizational development, and accountability have been published in HR Reporter Magazine, CPA Bottom Line Newspaper, and HR Professional magazine.
Julian holds a BA from the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Canadian Forces College, and an alumnus of the U.S. Army War College. He lives in Toronto and is married to Wendy, with whom he has four children.