Michael Dadoun
Business is not only about making profits, but it is also about bringing a change in people’s lives. A sound bottom line and a healthy looking balance sheet is important for any corporation to survive. However, fast pace of globalization, that has given rise to a knowledgeable and diverse workforce, has little or no chance of working. An organization has to involve its employees in decision making and give weightage to their opinions, inputs, and views. Money is an important but no longer the sole motivator and this fact is well–understood by new-age modern leaders like Michael Dadoun, who is the CEO of Montreal-based payment processing company, UpClick. He continuously strives to create a work culture in his organization where the worth of an employee is recognized,  his/her contribution is appreciated, and team spirit is encouraged.

Knowing about strengths and limitations of oneself is important for any leader. This enables the leader to find ways of building on his/her strengths and try consistently of overcoming weaknesses. Some leaders who run the organization in ‘its either my way or the highway’ style are sure to lead their organization down the disaster road. Filled with their own sense of importance and a high opinion of themselves, megalomaniac leaders are bound to often trip and fall. On the contrary, good leaders like any other normal human being know that they are not infallible. They are bound to make mistakes now and then, but whenever they fail, they never fail to learn a lesson from it.


Michael Dadoun is a leader who likes to take risks and accept challenges. According to English dramatist Gorge Bernard Shaw, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." Dadoun is a leader who is not afraid of failures, knowing well that failure is as important as success for an organization to evolve and grow. The fear of making mistakes paralyzes people into doing nothing. A true leader of an organization believes that taking challenges head on allows its employees to be more courageous, honest, and confident of their abilities.

A CEO of any modern organization is also expected to keep his or her emotions and mood swings into check. They should be capable of directing themselves effectively and possess sound knowledge of their emotional state. Leading a modern organization is a high stress job and not everybody can step up to this challenging task. Michael Dadoun, the CEO of Montreal-based UpClick, is a leader who knows how to get things done in a cool, efficient, and composed manner. A person who is much acclaimed for never losing his cool in the most trying of circumstances, Dadoun's presence has always been a soothing experience for his workers. They know that their leader is a person who is a good listener with high degree of empathy and compassion.

Leadership is not only about delivering exceptional results, but about creating a winning organization where workers and clients have a say in important decisions. Michael Dadoun, the CEO of Montreal-based UpClick, is a leader who believes in collective decision making process.
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