The Leadership Institute has hosted guests from all sectors of business who give their insights into what it takes to be a great leader.
Kim Scott was a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Leader Character and Candour Conference organized by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School on Tuesday February 6, 2018. She is the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor Inc. and authored the NYT bestseller Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity. Kim was also a member of the faculty at Apple University to teach a leadership seminar; and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. She is currently is an advisor and CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter and several Silicon Valley companies.
W. Brett Wilson was a keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Leader Character and Candour Conference organized by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School on Tuesday February 6, 2018. He is a celebrated Canadian entrepreneur, respected philanthropist, and the all-time leading dealmaker on CBC’s hit TV show Dragons’ Den. Through his primary holding company, Prairie Merchant Corporation, he has invested in the energy, sports and entertainment, agriculture, and real estate industries, but Brett believes he makes his true investments in people.
Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company provides Ivey’s HBA1 students with leadership advice. Barton was at Ivey to give the Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership on Oct. 17, 2017 in the BMO Financial Group Auditorium. Barton also presented the lecture in Ottawa to policymakers and business leaders on Oct. 30, 2017. The Thomas d’Aquino Lecture on Leadership was established in 2006 to salute Tom d’Aquino’s outstanding contributions to national and international business, public policy and the voluntary sector. It is supported by the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership.
At Ivey’s inaugural Executive Education Alumni Event , Jeff Orr HBA’81, shares his leadership beliefs and experiences, as well as the biggest challenge he sees emerging for leaders and leadership within the next few years.
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: http://news.westernu.ca/2017/06/orr-person-want-work-life/ Uploaded by: Communications and Public Affairs (MH)
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.