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An hour of interesting and insightful conversation with thought leaders on legal issues, challenges and other matters of interest, hosted by Ken Fredeen, Managing Partner, ZSA In House.

Hitting the wall is not a pleasant experience.  Our recent Table Talk guest, Zabeen Hirji, explored the topic of Executive burnout, resilience and the implications for General Counsel and their leadership in the ‘New World of Work’. 

As a respected Human Resources leader, having spent 40 years at RBC, Zabeen’s insights are both helpful and important for General Counsel to consider, with implications not only for themselves, but for others as well. There was plenty to unpack from a wonderful hour-long discussion.We recommend that you have a listen, but here are the highlights.

In our latest Table Talk, Ken Fredeen welcomed Beth Wilson FCPA, FCA, ICD.D who recently stepped out of her CEO role at Dentons Canada.

In their hour-long conversation, Beth provided her insights on leadership, leadership development, career insights, professional service firm governance, and interesting comparisons between the professions of accounting and law. Having held increasing leadership roles within one of the Big 4 accounting firms and then serving as CEO of one of Canada’s largest law firms, Beth provided many interesting perspectives and insights.

For our inaugural episode of the ZSA In House Table Talk series, Ken Fredeen was joined by recently retired General Counsel of BMO Financial Group, Simon Fish.

Since retiring, Simon has gone on to other exciting things, including being named as Chair of the BMO Climate institute. Ken follows up his engaging talk with Simon with a few of his learnings from the extraordinary human being and former General Counsel; in particular as they relate to leadership development and the role General Counsel and their teams play within an organization and beyond.