About Leon Goren

Leon Goren believes in purposeful leadership – the type that requires us to challenge the status quo, anticipate the future and be confident enough to step outside of our comfort zone to inspire and help those around us excel.

His 25 years of leadership experience underscores his unique impact on the way leaders lead, learn and live, and his ability to understand their needs and challenges.

As the owner and CEO of Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO), Leon is dedicated to building communities of knowledgeable and respected business leaders by developing opportunities for shared insights and experience. PEO, under the leadership of Leon Goren, is recognized as a premier executive leadership advisory community that positively influences the way leaders lead, learn and live.

Leon is also Toronto Chair of TIGER 21, where he leverages his experience to develop exceptional leaders working with high net worth individuals and families.

Entries by Leon Goren

Business Owners Eyeing Sale Need to Plan Years Ahead to Ensure Smart Transitions

We are at the start of a great transition in business ownership in North America. In November 2018, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued a report that suggested that 47% of all small and medium-sized private businesses (SMEs) will be sold in the next 5 years. The report went onto state that 72% […]

Take the time to reflect, re-energize and reset as a means to accelerate toward your Life’s Goals.

As we look out to 2019 and beyond, and we focus on the demands being placed on us as leaders, on our people in our organizations and on our communities, we can sense that there is a storm coming. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” As quoted from Howard Ruff. This past year, […]

Resilience Imperative II – Expanding the Conversation to understand the importance of developing your Resilience both Personally and Professionally

Over the last few months, I’ve heard the same questions posed many times: “Why is this Industrial Revolution any different from the previous three, where human kind had gone on to create more wealth and prosperity globally? Will this 4th Industrial Revolution not result in the same outcome?” My definite answer is: “No – this time […]

The Resilience Imperative

When life throws you and/or your organization a curveball – what happens? With the increasing global risk of economic and political disruption, the speed of technology advancement, the tightening of the employment landscape in the short term, and normal complexity of challenges faced in businesses – how are you as a leader preparing to embrace […]

The Importance of the Coach – Lessons from the Field

I recently celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary in France, and we were lucky enough to be in Paris when France won the World Cup. I couldn’t believe the incredible amount of people swarming the Champs-Élisées from all directions in celebration of their country’s achievements. This experience led me to explore the phenomenon of the World […]

The Best Leaders Have Great Mentors

By Leon Goren On June 6th, 2018, Michael Sonnenfeldt spoke to PEO’s Leadership Community about his book Think BIGGER and its key insights for Business Leaders. Sonnenfeldt is the founder and chairman of TIGER21, the premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth first-generation wealth creators in North America, Switzerland, and London. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, […]

Creating and Sustaining a “REAL” High Performance Team

By Leon Goren There are numerous articles speaking to the definition and characteristics of high performance Executive Teams. You won’t see me disagree with the necessity for trust and accountability; however, I thought  I would be a little more succinct in suggesting a few characteristics of these teams and how they operate to retain such […]

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