Mary Crossan

Biography:

Mary Crossan is a Professor of Strategic Management at Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ontario. She can be reached at mcrossan@ivey.uwo.ca.

Eugenie Bouchard playing tennis

Engaging the Moment Makes Better Leaders

by , Issue: January / February 2015

Reflecting on the past and planning for the future are important. But leaders should also learn how to best face the present.

Linking Candour to Leadership Character with Gen. Rick Hillier

by , et al.Issue: November / December 2013

Jack Welch famously called lack of candour “the biggest dirty little secret in business.” It’s an important observation,……
One lightbulb is lit among many that are dead.

Developing Leadership Character

by , et al.Issue: January / February 2012

The sum of virtues, values and traits equals good character, which, in addition to competence and commitment, is one…
Learning from Boardroom Perspectives on Leader Character

Learning from Boardroom Perspectives on Leader Character

by , et al.Issue: January / February 2015

When it comes to governance, research shows that assessing director character will go a long way toward improving performance.

Stress testing the character of future business leaders

by , et al.Issue: May / June 2014

Early one morning late last summer, a bus load of ambitious Ivey Business School students departed from Western University’s……

Character matters, even at Toronto city hall

by , et al.Issue: January / February 2014

The Rob Ford saga has turned from a tale of vice into a debate over the virtues of a scandalized politician driven to…

Leadership character and corporate governance

by , et al.Issue: May / June 2013

When it comes to selecting and assessing CEOs, other C-suite level executives or board members, the most important criteria……

COPING WITH COMPLEXITY

by , et al.Issue: May / June 2010

Coping with the complexity of today’s business environment is not about predicting the future or reducing risk. It’s……

THE CROSS-ENTERPRISE LEADER

by , et al.Issue: July / August 2008

Visualize a leader with virtues such as courage and integrity, as well as five key types of intelligence, and you’ve……

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