The secret to being a great leader

February 19, 2020 | Hamilton, Ontario
Contributed by Sonia Verma, Manager, Strategic Communications
Teal McAteer with students

Teal McAteer (seated, centre) is redefining the way we see leadership, and training a smarter, better generation of leaders. (Photo by Georgia Kirkos/McMaster University)

Teal McAteer started out learning about leadership by coaching people who utterly lacked it.

McAteer, an award-winning associate professor of human resources in the DeGroote School of Business, is training a smarter, better, new generation of business leaders — people who are driven to change the world for the better, and who possess keen emotional intelligence, resilience and compassion.

McAteer teaches and coaches future leaders in DeGroote’s B.Com, Integrated Business and Humanities program, MBA and Executive MBA. She also works as a leadership coach outside of her academic commitments, helping struggling leaders who want to learn how to do better.

The key to McAteer’s approach is getting individuals to identify their own strengths and weaknesses in detail, and to create a vision statement about what they want to enhance, and what they should change.

McAteer’s approach to leadership teaching is also at the heart of the DeGroote School of Business’ vision to transform business education.

She shares her insights on how to become a better leader:

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