Mr. Weston’s 2017 book On! Achieving Excellence in Leadership is available at amazon.ca, Kindle, and Kobo.
On! explores the values that help us reach beyond our immediate environments — family, the community, and even the country — to make a lasting impact.
Drawing on his experience in political, legal, and business worlds, he argues that true leaders can best achieve excellence by embracing Freedom, Responsibility, Equality, Compassion, Courage, Integrity, Fitness, and Resolve.
From the rough-and-tumble world of partisan politics in Ottawa to the delicate diplomacy of hostage negotiations in the Mideast, from Justin Trudeau’s optimistic appeals for inclusivity to Donald Trump’s abrasive dismissal of criticism, John reinforces his arguments with insightful lessons on effective leadership. Along the way, he finds inspiration in triumph and failure, passes on the advice of philosophers, mentors and colleagues, and emphasizes the traits he believes are essential to building a worthy legacy.
The Chinese translation of my book On! Achieving Excellence in Leadership is available to be ordered in paper edition, on line. For now, only residents of China can access it but we’re working on making the Chinese version more readily available. If you’re based in China, you can obtain the book here: http://product.dangdang.com/29135844.html on the official Dangdang website. I apologize to readers outside China who want to get the Chinese-language edition. We’re working with the translators, China-based publishers and others to clear the roadblocks.
The English edition is still available on Amazon.
I’d like to thank Zhou Ye, who led the team at Jejiang University which translated my book into Mandarin. Professor Zhou spent two years on this project, which required mastery of language and culture, two areas in which he excels.
I’d like to thank his team members individually but he will do that better than I can. Many good partnerships start with a matchmaker. The person who matched me as author to Professor Zhou, as translator, is Gloria Shang. My wife, Donna, and I have known Gloria for over 30 years as teacher, work colleague, and friend.
As my Chinese teacher, Gloria undoubtedly wishes that I had been a better student. She takes great pride in the Chinese language, its history, and its subtlety. Gloria introduced Professor Zhou to me.
Gloria also brought in a key member of our team, Professor Li Chang 李李敞, a renowned former professor of English at National Taiwan Normal University, where he taught for almost 40 years. Professor Li won a full scholarship provided by the US State Department at Georgetown University. He is the chief editor of the “CONCISE International English-Chinese Dictionary”.
To quote Gloria, together our team hopes the “ripple effects of this book—the opportunity to deliver great benefits for peace, harmony, and mutual understanding among diverse people —will prevail.”