As a leader, character is the driver behind the quality of your judgment and decision making. Strong leader character is what truly differentiates leaders.

Failures in decision making – from the catastrophic disasters of the 2008 global financial crisis to the shortcomings in our personal lives – can often be traced to character-based issues such as lack of humility, close-mindedness, impatience or lack of courage. And conversely, outstanding performance and transformative initiatives are anchored in character such as drive, accountability and collaboration.

Leader Character: The Breakthrough Leadership Dimension program is the start of a life-long journey to a new understanding of leadership. Underpinned by cutting-edge research and immersed in real-life experiences that stress-test the quality and depth of your character, the program will redefine your view of leadership. You’ll understand how the virtues, values and traits of leaders like Nelson Mandela made him such an effective leader. You’ll return with the tools to embed these transformational qualities in your teams and organization. Tools that enable you and your organization to master the character elements that focus on deep excavation of your leadership – on who you are, not what you do – and transform you into the leader you’ve imagined you could become.

Loretta has been an Executive In Residence with the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey School of Business. In partnership with the Institute and two other EIR’s [Alexandra Shaw and Bill Furlong] they have development of a Leader Character program to be launched in the fall of 2016. Stay tuned for more information.

A one-day program for CEOs and leaders on the Leader Character Insight Assessment will be announced soon