Monday, May 25, 2015
1:50 - 2:15 PM
Ted Talks - Trinity Ballroom Two

The Leadership Contract

Are your leaders accountable to the people they lead? In this powerful keynote, Vince confronts the leaders in the room with The Leadership Contract, a blueprint to help leaders fully commit to their responsibilities and obligations.

Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can we get our organizations to succeed if so few employees believe in their senior leaders? Vince Molinaro, of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, shares from his latest book, The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print to Becoming a Great Leader, why leadership, and specifically leadership culture, is the only real differentiator between the organizations that thrive and those that fall behind.

See Vince as he speaks about establishing a leadership contract and explores its four terms and conditions. The Leadership Contract enlists leaders in making a conscious decision to lead, including the understanding that leadership is a decision, entails an obligation, is difficult, and requires a community.

Through his keynote, Molinaro identifies the gap in leadership accountability, explains the mindset required for great leadership, and explores why leaders must commit to do a lot better.

Vince Molinaro, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Leadership Solutions, Knightsbridge

Vince Molinaro is a New York Times Best Selling Author and Managing Director of the Talent & Leadership Development Practice within Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. As a Senior Executive of this award winning company, Vince has helped create one of the leading brands in the Human Capital industry. As a leader, Vince sets the leadership bar high for himself and his team. He doesn’t just preach the leadership stuff – he works hard to live it.

His passion and focus have been to help senior leaders and executives create compelling organizations that drive sustainable growth. How? By building strong leadership cultures where every leader demonstrates personal clarity and commitment to the execution of the business strategy.

Over his career, Vince has worked in several key sectors including energy, pharmaceutical, professional services, technology, financial services, and the public sector.

Vince is regularly called upon by the media for his innovative opinions on the future of leadership. An engaging speaker, he conducts keynote presentations for corporations and conferences. He is the author of the New York Times Best Selling book, The Leadership Contract (Wiley, 2013). He’s also co-author of two other successful books: Leadership Solutions (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and The Leadership Gap (Wiley, 2005). He also is an active blogger on and the Globe and Mail. Follow Vince on Twitter @VinceMolinaro.

Vince received his Doctorate from the University of Toronto and conducted pioneering research in holistic leadership. He also has degrees from Brock University and McMaster University.