Perfectionism is Paralysis: Learn to Lead with Confidence

Perfectionism is an unrealistic and unattainable goal, yet many people strive for it. In this talk, we’ll learn about how destructive perfectionist thinking styles can be for you and your team, along with some strategies to build your confidence up as you navigate through this complex thinking process.


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Thursday June 7 2018

7:45 – 9:00 AM


DeGroote School of Business

Ron Joyce Centre, Great Hall

4350 South Service Road

Burlington ON Canada L7L 5R8

Videoconferencing Option is Available *Please indicate interest during Registration


Adult $10, Parking Included, Transferrable

Students Free

Flex Packages are available


Learn more about our speaker Dr. Maja Jovanovic

Professor Maja is a sociologist, author, and regular guest expert on CTV’s The Social. She is an apology-hater, confidence-builder and recovering make-up addict. She also hates the word humble.

To deal with the lack of confidence, perfectionism, and incessant apologies she witnessed daily, Prof. Maja authored two books (“Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing…and other career mistakes women make” and “Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing, THE WORKBOOK”.).

Professor Maja speaks to women of all ages on topics such as: confidence, communication skills, mindset, self-promotion, perfectionism, and body positivity.

Connect with Professor Maja on her blog (, Twitter (@professormaja), Instagram (professormaja), LinkedIn (Maja Jovanovic), or email (

Professor Maja teaches at McMaster University.


Health Leadership Academy

With the generous funding of Michael G. DeGroote, the Faculties of Business and Health Sciences have come together to present the Health Leadership Academy (HLA). This Academy aligns closely with the mission, vision and values of its two founding Faculties, and will be specifically aimed at producing the best health leaders of tomorrow. To make a transformative impact on all levels of the health system the HLA will develop current and future health leaders with the capacity to identify, support and operationalize new ways of “thinking” and “doing” within a rapidly evolving health environment. The HLA’s goal is to be recognized as Canada’s preeminent Academy for health leadership and innovation with a reputation for creating and disseminating original work that intersects the areas of action-oriented learning, research and community engagement.

Our Collaboratorium Talks are intended to introduce new ways of thinking, projects and pedagogy in health leadership and innovation within the McMaster community and surroundi