The Leadership Institute has hosted guests from all sectors of business who give their insights into what it takes to be a great leader.

Western University Spring Convocation, June 20, 2017 - Jeff Orr

In recognition of his successful career as a businessman and philanthropist, Jeff Orr, Chief Executive Officer and President, Power Financial Corporation, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), honoris causa, at the Tuesday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation. Read the whole story at Western News: Uploaded by: Communications and Public Affairs (MH)

J.J. Wettlaufer Lecture in Leadership - Developing Leadership Character

Developing Leadership Character – highlights Even though character counts as much as competencies, it’s an often overlooked aspect of leadership. It is seldom used in recruiting, selecting, promoting, or developing leaders. Professor Gerard Seijts and a panel of leaders – Jeff Fielding, City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, City of Calgary; Sarah Raiss, Corporate Director; and Andrew Wiswell, MBA '80, Independent Director and Consultant – discuss how character can be developed, strengthened, and applied in a business setting. Seijts is Executive Director of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and co-author of the book Developing Leadership Character. The event was held May 5 at the Calgary Petroleum Club and was part of Global Ivey Day.

Managing your personal and organizational reputation

Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd. participated in the Institute’s 4th Annual HBA Leader Character and Candour Conference. Watt provides leadership advice to students and discusses how leaders can rebuild their reputation in times of crisis.

Studying Leader Character

We spoke to Dr. Thomas A. Wright, Larkin Distinguished Professor in Management at Fordham University at the Leadership Institute’s 2nd Annual Leader Character Conference. Tom shares his perspectives on studying leader character - what got him interested and what important questions still need to be answered.

Discussing digital with Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins, Chairman OpenText Corporation discusses the nature of disruption due to digital, the leadership challenges in a digital world and some of the implications for business education.

What is Leader Character and How Does It Influence How We Lead?

Dr. Gerard Seijts, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ivey Business School discusses research conducted on the virtues, values and personality traits that make up leader character and why character dimensions should be embedded in organizations.