Jun 6, 2020
Paul Migus exemplifies the authentic, servant leader.
He is humble and he always underplays his talent and achievements - a rare trait that I admire most in true leaders.
So here’s a snapshot of his incredible leadership career.
Paul’s a proud Canadian who started his career with the federal government as a clerk in the early 1970s, and enjoyed a meteoric international rise from archivist and researcher, through multiple Director General roles and up to the level of Assistant Deputy Minister for a number of departments in the Australian and Canadian Governments.
Since retiring from the Government, Paul and his wife Eva have been leading and managing their own consulting business, LGT Executive Performance Inc., a management consultancy specialising in executive performance in the public sectors across international, federal, provincial and municipal government and not for profit sectors.
His many and diverse areas of expertise includes strategic leadership advice, service transformation, strategic portfolio management, and senior executive change leadership.
Honouring his family’s European heritage, he’s also been active in the Ukrainian Canadian community in Toronto and Ottawa for over 50 years, culminating in leadership roles in the Ukrainian National Youth Federation, and the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada.
In recent times, Paul has been helping the Government of Ukraine introduce public administration reforms leading to association membership with the European Union.
After Putin’s Russian invasion of the Ukraine, Paul was an advisor to the Ukraine Minister of Finance and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade where he met the Prime Minister and the President of Ukraine and led discussions with their senior advisors about reforms to their Public Service.
After he and his wife both suffered and survived bouts of cancer, Paul is now winding down his professional and community activities and, as his wife likes to say, moving into ‘rewirement’ – a perfect time for him to reflect on his accumulated leadership expertise and his insights on where we are now and what type of leadership we need to individually and collectively adopt to survive and thrive in the days ahead.
During our great catch up we delve into all of the important leadership and lifestyle questions, including:
What are the key leadership qualities and approaches you need to adopt?
Who are the good and bad leaders in the world today?
Why is Caring, Sharing and Daring an important leadership maxim?
What’s the importance of truth to power and when is it appropriate?
What’s the difference between men and women as leaders?
What impact does life threatening conditions have on your current and future outlook?
Enjoy the discussion with Paul Migus.
Paul's book recommendation:
Walt Disney: The Biography by Neal Gabler
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