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Leadership in Practice


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Introduction Gerard Seijts and Karen MacMillan Part I: Leadership at the Individual Level 1. The cross-enterprise leader Mary M. Crossan, Jeffrey Gandz and Gerard Seijts 2. Developing leadership character Mary M. Crossan, Jeffrey Gandz and Gerard Seijts 3. Bob Franklin: Fish or cut bait? Mary M. Crossan and W.J. Furlong 4. Sophia Tannis: The European transfer Gerard Seijts and Kanina Blanchard 5. Michael Boulos: A career derailed Gerard Seijts and Kanina Blanchard 6. Good leaders never stop learning Gerard Seijts 7. Why vulnerability leads to great leadership Gerard Seijts 8. Donglegate: Candour through social media Charlice Hurst, Karen MacMillan and Thomas Watson 9. Deconstructing Donglegate: Lessons from an HR fiasco Charlice Hurst, Karen MacMillan and Thomas Watson 10. Somebody stop the radio star: Jian Ghomeshi at the CBC Karen MacMillan and Meredith Woodwark Part II: Leadership at the Team Level 11. AltaGas Ltd: Forrest Kerr hydroelectric project Gerard Seijts and Karen MacMillan 12. The Christchurch earthquake and Crusaders rugby (A) Murray J. Bryant and Brad Evans 13. Learning from boardroom perspectives on leader character Gerard Seijts, Jeffrey Gandz, Alyson Byrne and Mary M. Crossan 14. Losing Anthopoulos is major league loss for Blue Jays Gerard Seijts 15. The NFL should value character as much as talent Gerard Seijts Part III: Leadership at the Organizational Level 16. Craig Kielburger: Rescue mission accomplished! Mary M. Crossan and Mark Reno 17. Apple (A) Mary M. Crossan and Thomas Watson 18. Apple (B) Mary M. Crossan and Thomas Watson 19. Boldly go: Character drives leadership at providence healthcare Mary Weil and Chitra P. Reddin 20. Rogue learnings Gerard Seijts 21. Enron explained Gerard Seijts 22. The cultural battle of the Australian army Gerard Seijts, Jana Seijts and Paul Bigus 23. ING Direct Canada: Are you suffering? Gerard Seijts and Andy Holloway 24. Fixing Volkswagen requires manufacturing candid conversations Gerard Seijts Part IV: Leadership at the Societal Level 25. The Rising Price of Bad Leadership Gerard Seijts 26. Invictus: Introducing leadership competencies, character and commitment Gerard Seijts, Jeffrey Gandz and Mary M. Crossan 27. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (A): The listeriosis crisis Jeffrey Gandz 28. Iceland's Landsbanki Islands HF: Where to from here? Murray J. Bryant, Gerard Seijts and Michael R. King 29. The Ivey Interview: Steinthor Palsson Gerard Seijts 30. Civic Action (A): Launching a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Jean-Louis Schaan and Gerard Seijts 31. SEWA (A): Ela Bhatt Sonia Mehrotra and Oana Branzei Conclusion Gerard Seijts and Karen MacMillan

About the Author

Gerard Seijts is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Ivey Business School at Western University, Canada. He is the author of Good Leaders Learn and co-author of Developing Leadership Character, both published by Routledge. Karen MacMillan is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.


"Seijts and MacMillan have produced an excellent compilation of cases, demonstrating the importance of leadership at all levels of the organization and society. This book makes for compelling reading for anyone interested in studying leadership or in being a leader." Greg Irving, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada "A must read for aspiring leaders, spotlighting the essential role of leadership character in the flourishing of individuals, teams, organizations and society. 'Teachable moments' are illustrated brilliantly through recent cases sure to engage, inspire, educate and develop. This book will fill a hole in the leadership development landscape and will be particularly beneficial in EMBA and MBA classes and in leadership development workshops. A refreshing read!" Rick D. Hackett, McMaster University, Canada "This is a must read for any practitioner seeking to learn to elevate others, teams, or organizations through the exercise of virtue. In this book, Macmillan and Seijts masterfully compile essential readings and paradigmatic case studies to illustrate how good leadership can drive a sustained excellence that transcends organizational borders and enriches society." Lucas Monzani, Plymouth University, UK

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