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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Leadership Blogs

Oct 10, 2019

Collaboration: Being a piece of the greater whole

Leaders must be constantly striving to create collaborative networks and relationships that can be developed and mined to support creativity, innovation, and productivity to drive their organization’s interests, as well as the common good.
Oct 1, 2019

Courage: Grace under pressure

In this blog, I explore the dimension of courage.  Individuals with courage do the right thing even though it may be unpopular, actively discouraged, or result in a negative outcome for them.
Sep 23, 2019

Accountability: Accepting responsibility, taking ownership

In this blog, I explore the dimension of accountability. When you are accountable, you accept responsibility for your decisions and actions – and you do so promptly. You personally engage with the salient, important, and challenging issues.
Sep 9, 2019

Integrity: Walking the Talk

In this blog, I explore the leader character dimension of integrity. People with integrity hold themselves to a high moral standard and behave consistently with ethical standards, even in difficult situations.  They walk the talk.
Apr 3, 2019

Character: Your most powerful, differentiating and controllable leadership strength

Character is the most powerful, differentiating and controllable leadership strength you can possess. Powerful because it leverages your skills and hard work, differentiating because surprisingly few leaders make it their focus, and controllable because you are the creator of your character.
Jan 30, 2019

How Can Business Schools Adapt and Thrive in Times of Disruption?

We are facing disruptive and interconnected forces that are reaching farther, digging deeper and coming faster than ever before. Business schools and educational institutions need to be pro-active on how we can best prepare Canada’s current and future leaders to succeed in the context of disruption.
Jun 5, 2017

Leadership from the Court to the Classroom

Ciaran McGovern, MBA '17 shares reflections of his leadership development at Ivey and how it compared to his court experience.
May 5, 2017

My Learnings from "Giving Voice to Leadership"

Annika Lui discusses leadership learnings in HBA1 and the importance of Giving Voice to Leadership
Apr 1, 2017

MBA 2017 - A Class of New Leaders

On her final day as an MBA student, Kathryn Tang, MBA 2017 reflects on her MBA leadership journey and those that made an impact on her experience.
Nov 3, 2016

Tom Jenkins – Digital Disruption for Business and Governance

Tom Jenkins, the Chairman of OpenText Corporation in Waterloo, spoke to HBA students at Ivey Business School this Thursday, November 3rd as a part of the Annual Ivey-Thomas D'Aquino Lecture on Leadership.