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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Research Publications

Selected Refereed Publications

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

Seijts, G. H., Wright, T. A., (forthcoming). Why character matters. Organizational Dynamics.

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

Crossan, M., C√īt√©, S., & Virgin, S. (forthcoming). 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. Cogitatio Press.

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 organizations. Journal 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 performance. Organizational 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 ‚Äď 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.