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Raymond B. Chiu


Raymond is a postdoctoral associate at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and is nearing conferral of a PhD degree from McMaster University. Working with Fernando Olivera and Gerard Seijts, he does research on leader character with a specific focus on leader candour. Raymond’s prior research in organizational behaviour and human resources management has taken special interest in their connections with ethics, philosophy, leadership, spirituality, and religion. His active streams of research include incorporating ethics into human resource assessment and discovering how moral beliefs affect implicit leader preferences. His dissertation focuses on gaining a cross-cultural and grounded understanding of the religio-spiritual beliefs, values, and virtues that are evident in workplaces. After starting his career as a professional engineer, Raymond spent over a decade in research, marketing and leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. His experience includes the creation of several city-wide social enterprises in Toronto, the executive directorship of a downtown community development organization, and a senior research role in the country’s largest charity. Married with three teenage children, Raymond is an active board member of Talking Book Library, a producer of audio books serving the growing Canadian and global population that relies on the spoken word for spiritual enrichment.