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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Research Publications

Selected Refereed Publications

Monzani L., Seijts, G. H. & Crossan, M. M. (2021) Character matters: The network structure of leader character and its relation to follower positive outcomes. PLoS ONE 16(9): e0255940. 

Seijts, G., Young Milani, K. (forthcoming). The application of leader character to building cultures of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Business Horizons.

Monzani, L., Escartín, J., Ceja, L., & Bakker, A. B. (2021). Blending mindfulness practices and character strengths increases employee well‐being: A second‐order meta‐analysis and a follow‐up field experiment. Human Resource Management Journal.

Nguyen, B. & Crossan, M. (2021). Character Infused Ethical Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics.

Seijts, G., de Clercy, C., & Mohan, G. (2021). Trust as a mediator of the relationship between character and perceptions of leader effectiveness during the COVID-19 crisis. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.

Seijts, G. H.; Monzani, L.; Woodley, H. J. R.; Mohan, G., (2021), The Effects of Character on the Perceived Stressfulness of Life Events and Subjective Well-Being of Undergraduate Business StudentsJournal of Management Education. 53(3), 358-364.

de Clercy, C.; Seijts, G. H.; Nguyen, B., (2021). Do Canadian and American Voters Evaluate Leader Character Similarly? Comparing Voters’ Perceptions of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Justin Trudeau. American Review of Canadian Studies.

Crossan, M., Ellis, C., & Crossan, C. (2021). Towards a Model of Leader Character Development: Insights from Anatomy and Music TherapyJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Seijts, G., Espinoza, J., & Carswell, J. (2020). Utility analysis of character assessment in employee placementLeadership and Organizational Development Journal, 41, 703-720.

Seijts, G.H., Young Milani, K. (2020). The myriad ways in which COVID-19 revealed character. Organizational Dynamics.

Seijts, G. H., Wright, T. A., (2020). Why character mattersOrganizational Dynamics.

Bhardwaj, R., Seijts, G. H., (2020). Leader character in the boardroom. Organizational Dynamics.

Crossan, M., Côté, S., & Virgin, S. (2020). Elevating leader character alongside competence in selection: A case study of Canada Revenue Agency. Organizational Dynamics.

Seijts, G.H., De Clercy, C. (2020). How do populist voters rate their political leaders? Comparing citizen assessments in three jurisdictions. Politics and Governance.

Seijts, G.H., Byrne, A., Crossan, M. & Gandz, J. (2019). Leader character in board governance. Journal of Management and Governance.

Seijts, G.H., & Gandz, J. (2018). Transformational change and leader character.  Business Horizons.

Crossan, M., Byrne, A., Seijts, G., Reno, M., Monzani, L., & Gandz, J. (2017). Toward a framework of leader character in organizationsJournal of Management Studies.

Seijts, G.H., Crossan, M., & Carleton, E. (2017). Embedding leader character into HR practices to achieve sustained excellence.  Organizational Dynamics, January-March, 46 (1): 30-39. 

Sturm, R.E.; Vera, D.; Crossan, M. (2017).  The entanglement of leader character and leader competence and its impact on performance. Leadership Quarterly.

Latham, G.P., Seijts, G.H., Slocum, J., (2016), The goal setting and goal orientation labyrinth: Effective ways for increasing employee performanceOrganizational Dynamics, October-December, 45 (4): 271-277.

Seijts, G.H. (2016). The best objective in life is to be a good ancestor: An interview with Tim Hockey. Business Horizons, May/June 59(3): 249 - 255.

Seijts, G.H., Gandz, J., Crossan, M., & Reno, M. (2015). Character matters: Character dimensions' impact on leader performance and outcomes. Organizational Dynamics, 44(1), 65-74.

Crossan, M., Mazutis, D., & Seijts, G.H. (2013). In search of virtue: The role of virtues, values and character strengths in ethical decision making. Journal of Business Ethics, 113, 567 - 581.

Crossan, M., Mazutis, D., Seijts, G.H., & Gandz, J. (2013). Developing leadership character in business programs. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2, 285 – 305.

Selected Books

Seijts, G. & McMillan, K. (2017). Leadership in practice: Theory and cases in leadership and character.  New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.

Crossan, M., Seijts, G., Gandz, J. (2016). Developing leadership character. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.

Seijts, G. (2014).  Good leaders learn: Lessons from lifetimes of leadership. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.

Gandz, J., Crossan, M., Seijts, G.H., & Stephenson, C. (2010). Leadership on trial: A manifesto for leadership development.  London, Ontario: Richard Ivey School of Business.

Selected Book Chapters

Crossan, M., Seijts, G., & Mazutis, D. (2015). Developing character in business schools.  In: A. Sison (Ed.), Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management. Springer Science+Business Media.

Crossan, M. Mazutis, D., Reno M., & Rea, P. (2015). Leadership virtues and character: A perspective in practice. In: A. Sison (Ed.), Handbook of virtue ethics in business management.  Springer Science+Business Media.