November 2018

Rogue Learnings

Rogue Learnings When most people issue a bad cheque, the worst thing that happens is that the payment bounces at the bank. “When I did it,” says Nick Leeson, “the bank bounced.” Known in financial circles as the original rogue trader, Leeson’s misbehaviour on the trading floor more than two decades ago has long since […]

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October 2018

Enron Explained

Enron Explained In 1999, a 37-year-old Andrew Fastow received a CFO Magazine award for capital structure work at Enron. Back then, people inside and outside of the Houston-based company, including stock analysts and credit-rating experts, were falling over themselves to say good things about Enron’s spectacular transformation from domestic pipeline business to fully integrated global […]

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October 2018

A Simple Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness Practice The Mindful Pause Mindfulness is receiving a lot of attention in the media and for good reason: regularly practicing mindfulness meditation can literally change the brain, strengthening regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion regulation, and may be particularly beneficial for people who not only have to manage themselves in stressful […]

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July 2018

Character Development [VIDEO]

Character Development Gerard Seijts & Mary Crossan on Leadership Character is a critical element of leadership, but it does not get the attention afforded to competency. Research by Ivey Professors Mary Crossan and Gerard Seijts is changing the nature of the conversation about good leadership by elevating the value of a leader’s character. The origins […]

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February 2018

Ivey and SIGMA Define and Measure Leadership Character

Ivey and SIGMA Define and Measure Leadership Character Leadership character is a critical element of leadership that should not and cannot be ignored. Recognizing the importance of character for effective leadership and the lack of available tools to measure leadership character, the Ivey Business School and SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc. have partnered to create the Leadership […]

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November 2016

Putting character to the test

Trump and Clinton: Putting character to the test Originally published in Western News. Whoever gets elected President of the United States Nov. 6 will face a myriad of challenges to bring a divided country together and achieve prosperity. To do this will require competencies and commitment. But it will also require leader character. This does not bode […]

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October 2016

Character of the Presidential Candidates

Leader Character of the Presidential Candidates Survey finds Trump and Clinton fall short on leadership character dimensions that matter the most to Americans Originally published in the Ivey Business Journal. LONDON, ON – October 18, 2016 – In the lead-up to the final presidential debate it’s becoming increasingly clear the United States election hinges on […]

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January 2016

Developing Leadership Character Event

Developing Leadership Character Event date: February 25, 2016 Character is an often overlooked aspect of leadership that shapes what leaders notice and how they interpret and react to information and events. Nelson Mandela was revered as he led South Africa out of apartheid because of his extraordinary combination of courage, humility, and humanity. In contrast, […]

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January 2016

Developing Character Book

Developing Character Book Now available! The authors of our Leadership Character Insight Assessment (LCIA) and Ivey Business School Faculty Mary Crossan, Gerard Seijts, and Jeffrey Gandz have just released their new book, Developing Leadership Character. The book focuses on the element of leadership that has largely been neglected in the literature: character. Often thought to be […]

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