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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Leadership Research & Resources

Creating the ideas and insights of leader character

The Institute is at the centre for leadership thought, inquiry and education, specifically in the area of leader character. Our goal is to make our work on leader character relevant, accessible and useful to participants in our degree granting programs as well as leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.



Explore the books published Institute faculty containing their research, cases and reflections on leadership and leader character.  

Research Publications

Here are the most recent research papers on leader character published in refereed journals, books and book chapters. You’ll gain a detailed view of the Institute’s work on leadership, including the impact of character on leader performance and outcomes.

Practitioner Publications

Review the most recent practitioner-oriented papers and articles to answer critical questions relating to leader character and its development. Gain a deeper understanding of character dimensions, how they are presented in everyday behaviours and why they are important to individual and organizational success.  

Leadership Character Insight Assessment (LCIA)

The Ivey Business School and SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc. have partnered to create the LCIA, a tool to measure leadership character and help recognize the importance of character for effective leadership.

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