From our esteemed former Governor General--and author of the bestsellers The Idea of Canada and Ingenious--a very timely guide for restoring personal, community, and national trust.
Canada's enduring success has been based on trust--trust in each other; in our businesses, organizations, and markets; and in our public institutions and the officials who run them. David Johnston--reflecting on seven decades of personal experiences including seven years as Governor General--identifies the 20 ways we can make ourselves, our organizations, and our institutions even more worthy of trust, and in doing so build a better Canada for coming generations and the world. This new book is in part a follow-up to The Idea of Canada, in that the author draws upon his own remarkable experience to illustrate where his strong convictions have come from. In this book, however, Johnston strikes notes that are more universally applicable than those in any of this earlier works. First, he speaks directly to the reader, offering practical advice about the attitudes, approaches, and habits that make a person trustworthy. Second, he offers compelling evidence that enduring community trust can be built with similarly simple techniques. Third, by drawing examples from Canadian and international experience, he shows how a whole nation can become trustworthy and, ultimately, trusted by its citizens, allies, trading partners and other societies.
Join us for a much needed conversation on the one social quality on which all others are based.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT HEARING ASSIST:
We will be piloting our new Hearing Assist system at this event. If you have ever had a difficult time hearing an author on our stage (or are worried you might) please download the free "Audio Everywhere" app onto your phone and bring it along with your favourite headphones. The App is free from Google Play and the IOS App Store and will allow you to listen to the reading and conversation through your phone and headphones.