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How F*cked Up Is Your Management? A Fireside Chat on Modern Leadership

The Cornell Club of Toronto

Monday, 23 October 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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The Cornell Club of Toronto is excited to bring you a new type of event for this year's Zinck's Night: an exclusive fireside chat with Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale, bestselling authors of How F*cked Up Is Your Management?, and journalist Avery Swartz, for an evening of swears, war-stories, and actionable leadership advice.

Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale, the editors of the popular management blog, The Co-pour, will talk you through key career moments, from your first job all the way up to the C-suite. These tech veterans have helped scale organizations like Mozilla, Hubba, and Wattpad through thoughtful planning and hard-earned experience. In this exclusive fireside chat, they’ll cover topics from their #1 bestselling book on leadership and provide valuable advice for anyone who wants to avoid common pitfalls for growing businesses.

Update: The evening will be moderated by tech expert Avery Swartz, contributor to CTV's Your Morning, The Globe & Mail and Chatelaine, founder and CEO of Camp Tech, and digital advisor to a number of charities, including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Cancer Society.

 

This event is for everyone who believes great leaders are made, not born. You’ll hear practical lessons distilled from mistakes and triumphs on key topics like:

  • Leadership best and worst practices
  • Bridging generational gaps in a growing organization
  • How to build a winning workplace culture and a diverse team
  • Tips and tricks to wow your colleagues and succeed at work
  • How bosses can get the most out of their people
  • And why today’s employees expect more from their bosses

Order a copy of How F*cked Up Is Your Management? for the book signing after the event.

The evening will include Q&A, networking and socializing.

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Update: We are grateful to Instacart for their support of this event and are excited to welcome them to Canada! Instacart is hiring for key roles in Toronto, see https://careers.instacart.com/ for details.

And special thanks to WeWork for generously hosting us at their new coworking space.

About Johnathan Nightingale
JohnathanJohnathan Nightingale is a founder and partner at Raw Signal Group. He is editor of The Co-pour and bestselling author of "How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership." Johnathan has built and operated organizations from 2 people to 250. He was the Vice President of Firefox for Mozilla during a period of intense turmoil inside Mozilla and in the web at large, helped build and launch the first Firefox offerings on Android and iOS, and still cheers every time the open web wins. After Mozilla he joined Hubba as their Chief Product Officer, and helped that team triple in size while improving their diversity stats instead of watching them slide. He is proud to sit on the board of Creative Commons, and is a big believer in the power of mission-based organizations. He has strong opinions about your coffee infrastructure.

About Melissa Nightingale
MelissaMelissa Nightingale is a founder and partner at Raw Signal Group. She is editor of The Co-pour and bestselling author of "How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership." Melissa’s been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom and has the branded t-shirt collection to prove it. She has held senior leadership roles in marketing, pr, and strategy at several fast paced startups, including Wattpad, Edmodo, and Mozilla. Melissa cut her teeth in the agency world at OutCast Communications, SparkPR, and Edelman. Melissa moved to Toronto after more than a decade of working in senior tech roles in Silicon Valley. She is gradually adjusting to seasons. Melissa is a frequent speaker at industry events and universities about leadership, entrepreneurship, and women in tech.

About Avery Swartz
AveryAvery Swartz is a Toronto-based tech expert. She is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, the tech workshop company for non-technical people. Avery is the resident tech expert on CTV’s Your Morning, where she talks about tech trends and highlights the latest tech gadgets for a national audience. She writes articles about tech and the modern woman for Chatelaine, writes about tech and small business for The Globe and Mail, and hosts the Camp Tech podcast. Avery acts as a digital advisor to a number of charities (including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Cancer Society), hosts the Gather North retreat for women who make the web, and is #5 on the Top 50 Women in Marketing list by Search Engine Journal.

About How F*cked Up Is Your Management?
How F*cked Up Is Your Management?: An Uncomfortable Conversation about Modern Leadership

This book has swears. Any honest discussion of management needs a few. And it’s just what you’d expect from the creators of the internet famous blog, The Co-pour.

If you’re trying to lead a group of people today, the bad news is that it’s harder than ever. Your employees have impossible expectations of you, and your investors haven’t operated a business in over twenty years. The good news is that there’s hope. You can be the leader your people need, but you won’t get there without some discomfort.

How F*cked Up Is Your Management tackles a massive gap in the conversation about modern leadership. Through personal narrative, and candid storytelling, Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale distill the lessons they’ve learned and the mistakes they’ve made into a new management standard.

This book doesn’t gloss over the hard work, uncertainty, and stress that it takes for startups to get things right. It doesn’t glorify those things either.


Event chair: Jeanne Lam, Cornell '04

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240 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2C5
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Monday, 23 October 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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