The Academy Blog

Our content library offers resources for executive leaders and learning-focused professionals. Featuring videos, podcasts, interviews, and opinion pieces on leadership, talent development, and other contemporary business topics.

Insights on Personal Development

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September 23rd, 2022

Grow Your Personal Leadership Skills


Gain applicable takeaways to help you hone your personal and team leadership skills.

Grow Your Personal Leadership Skills

Insights on Organizational Culture

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September 23rd, 2022

The Future of Organizations


What does the future of work look like? We share insights on how organizations can shift to stay agile amongst current and upcoming challenges.

Future of Organizational Culture

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March 13th, 2023

How Decision Traps and Risk Perception Can Influence the Choices You Make

In this article featuring Laurel Austin, Associate Professor of Management Science, we explore some of the most common decision traps that individuals tend to fall into and share strategic tactics that leaders everywhere can use to avoid allowing their biases from influencing decisions.

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February 22nd, 2023

Has ChatGPT Applied for my Job? The Future of AI at Work

In this podcast episode, we discuss ChatGPT in contrast to past AI applications at work while considering its limitations, look at examples of how this technology can ⁠— and already is ⁠— being used in the workplace, and explore how ChatGPT has the potential to change the way we work in the future.

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February 13th, 2023

Agentic and Communal Leadership Traits: Redefining the ‘Complete’ Leader

In this podcast episode, we discuss Agentic and Communal traits and consider how leaders can apply aspects of both to motivate employees and create a positive work atmosphere within their organizations.

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February 3rd, 2023

Understanding the Basics of Blockchain: Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and Digital Disruption

In this article by Dr. Hubert Pun, Professor of Management Science at the Ivey Business School, we look at Blockchain technology, how it’s currently being applied to business operations, and consider how this technology could impact and disrupt the future of business. 

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January 17th, 2023

How Blockchain Technology is Already Shaping the Future of Business

In this podcast episode, we unpack the basics of blockchain technology, explore how this technology can transform organizations on a global scale, and examine real-world examples of how blockchain is providing new opportunities for organizations to reach consumers.

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December 16th, 2022

Use Collaborative Negotiation to Build Relationships at Work ⁠— and Beyond

In this article featuring Ivey Academy faculty members Ann Frost and Fernando Olivera, we explore the concept of Collaborative Negotiation, how it differs from some of our traditional notions of negotiations, and how you can apply it to better manage relationships going forward.

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December 15th, 2022

Building Resilience in Canadian Healthcare Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

Listen to a podcast episode where our panelists discuss how cross-sector collaboration offers solutions to current stressors in our healthcare system and consider what it would mean for our shared prosperity.

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November 18th, 2022

Corporate Strategies for Net-Zero: The Strategic Dimensions of Ambitious Climate Leadership

In this podcast episode produced in collaboration with the Centre for Building Sustainable Value, we discuss how corporations currently are developing and practically implementing strategies for ambitious climate targets, and what that means for the future of the net-zero agenda in Canadian Business.

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October 6th, 2022

Recognizing Opportunity: Learning Value in the Unexpected

In this episode, Erik Mikkelsen, HBA '06, shares his journey through entrepreneurship and the detours within his career where he found new avenues for opportunity.

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September 28th, 2022

Women in Leadership: Persistent Barriers to Gender Equality in the C-Suite

While there has been progress toward gender equality in the workforce, women are still underrepresented in senior leadership and executive roles. In this article featuring Ivey alum Pamela Jeffrey, HBA '84, MBA '88, and Ivey Professor Alison Konrad, we explore the benefits of women in leadership and the systemic barriers that we need to address to achieve equality in the boardroom.

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