“It is defined as the ART
certain GROUP of
people (followers) to
Leaders “A certain quality of an individual
personality, by virtue of which he or
she is set apart from ordinary people
and treated as endowed with specific
Sensitivity to followers’ needs
Professor, Management Communications
•MA, First Class Hons. - Canterbury
•PhD, Psychology - O.I.S.E., Toronto
1. honored as the Professor of the Year (2000) when he retired
from O.I.S.E. and moved to London.
2. similarly honored when he received the highest U.W.O.
Teaching Award following his first year teaching at Richard
Ivey School of Business and the same award again in 2010
3. being selected as "Leader In Faculty Teaching" [LIFT] by the
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in
"Five Seconds at a Time… How Leaders Can
Make the Impossible Possible". Published by
"Five Seconds at a Time", Zippy Print, 2002
"Leadership Lessons Learned Five Seconds At
A Time: A Mountain-Top Experience"
[proposed] Harvard Business Review
"Nonverbal Communication", University of
Toronto Press, 1980
"Integrity as a Determinant of Leader
Effectiveness" (proposed, Prentice Hall).
“Our mission is to “Unlock Talents” of
employees, build stronger and more effective
teams, and enhance leadership capabilities within
“Our vision is an environment where leadership
and communications skills are organizational
habits. We believe employees can succeed at all
levels when given proper training and tools.”
Guiding Principles & Values
“Service excellence; integrity; respect; balance.“
What this COMPANY does
A Shackel Associates experience is
delivered through a series of high
impact client workshops that are
designed to push participants through
their comfort zones in unlocking
talents and reaching potential.
Expect to be challenged. You’ll be
surprised how quickly you can
improve your skills in the quest for
Workshops are tailored to focus on several key
areas for organizations, listed below:
Delivering high impact presentations
Developing executive leadership skills
Unlocking creativity and innovation in the
Creating and maintaining high performance
Improving morale, motivation and productivity
Becoming a more effective change agent
Overcoming fear, utilizing stress
Leading with integrity… managing through
Unlocking the interconnectedness of
• When a tragic mountain-climbing accident left business
professor Denis Shackel stranded on Mount Ruapehu in New
Zealand, he turned to the leaderships principles that he’d
been teaching for years to survive the longest night of his life.
• Alone, with temperatures plunging to -30 degrees
Celsius, Shackel first broke the night into five thousand five-
• He decided to deal with only one interval at a time — a
strategy based on his knowledge that effective leaders break
big challenges into smaller, more manageable ones.
Then, stepping back to see the bigger picture, he relied on
vision, intuition, and faith to keep him alive.
• Shackel emerged from this harrowing experience having
cemented his belief that the principles fundamental to
leadership are also key to tackling any challenge.
• Since his mountain-top experience, Shackel has been helping
students, executives and corporations use the proven “five
seconds at a time” approach for success in business and in
WHY DENIS SHACKEL ????
He learnt lessons of leadership through the
harsh circumstances he faced in life.
His organization is the Largest in the world
when we talk about TEACHING
LEADERSHIP to the Corporate World.
He himself was a well known professor and
could have been successful in that
profession but he chose to make a
difference instead, while others merely
make a living these days.
His organization teaches Leadership
without using a single sheet of paper, i.e. all
“Challenge yourself, Push your
boundaries, Motivate, Influence, and
Persuade, Assess yourself, Refresh your