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Mar 27, 2014

Thoughts on Leadership from the Army Commander Peter Devlin

Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin was the Commander of the Canadian Army. He retired in 2013 after 35 years in uniform. Peter now serves as the president of Fanshawe College in London, Ontario and graciously took time to provide a capstone talk to the graduating MBA class at Ivey.
Mar 21, 2014

Leadership Lessons from Space

Commander Chris Hadfield is a science fiction hero come to life. I was very fortunate to have the chance to listen to the Commander speak at the Ivey Business School’s 90th anniversary event. I learned fabulous details about space travel and also got schooled in crisis leadership.
Mar 15, 2014

Leadership in the Public Sector

Jeff Fielding is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Burlington. He championed a multi-year leadership program for his managers when he served as the Chief Administrative Officer in London, Ontario. Jeff shared some ideas on leadership that are important to consider.
Jan 24, 2014

Putting candour and character to work in life and business

Students listened, learned and practiced with the help of guest speakers, actors and Ivey faculty at the inaugural HBA Leadership Conference. Special guests Arlene Dickinson and General (Ret.) Rick Hillier.
Oct 10, 2013

Launch of the Leadership Under Fire: Developing Character course

"Leadership Under Fire" is designed to bring the insights of good leadership developed over generations of military service to students. The course aims to increase awareness of "leadership of self" with a focus on leadership character and commitment to the role of leadership.
Sep 23, 2013

Leadership Day

From the seed of an idea in 1919, to the first graduates in 1923 and now in the new building 90 years later, the Ivey Business School has been about the development of leaders. We celebrated LEADERSHIP DAY on September 10.
Jul 18, 2013

Good Character in Business Leadership: Ivey Launches Leader Character Study

In early August 2013, The Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership will launch Phase 1 of Ivey's SSHRC-funded, multi-year, Leader Character Study into the elements and dimensions of good character in business leadership.
Jul 18, 2013

Good Character in Business Leadership: Pilot Research

Since the Leadership On Trial research, Ivey has made considerable headway in addressing the question “What is good in character in business leadership?”
Jun 3, 2013

The Price of Power

A strategic arm of Western University's Ivey Business School was invaded by the U.S. military for a second time, when the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership hosted its second conference on collaboration at Spencer Leadership Centre.
May 24, 2013

Learning to Lead

I interviewed 30-plus leaders from different industries, sectors, countries and in various stages of their careers. My goal was to understand how people learn to lead. I wanted to show the next generation and current leaders some of the paths they can take to develop or enhance leadership qualities.