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How do we build effective leaders and managers?

  • The Globe and Mail
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  • Oct 16, 2017
How do we build effective leaders and managers?

When it comes to leadership, character matters. It’s a notion that Ivey students, alumni, and professors swear by.

The Globe and Mail interviewed faculty and alumni who could attest to the importance of leadership character. Ivey Professor Mary Crossan outlined the 11 facets of character – transcendence, drive, collaboration, humanity, humility, integrity, temperance, justice, accountability, courage, and judgment – and why they matter.

But experience tells it best. For Ross Tom, HBA ’08 and MBA ’12, Ivey’s Transformational Leadership course made all the difference when he took on a new leadership role at his company.

“I learned to balance important values such as humanity and wisdom to make decisions that not only affected me but also my team," he says. "As a result, I was able to build a strong cohesive team.”