When leaders force themselves to stand upright, they need to reveal all their attributes. If they want to succeed in their leadership, they have to pursue on their own the hard task of living what they preach and sacrificing most of their needs for others. There’s almost no one in a business that can provide this because everyone in the firm seems to be just out there to make the profit. But not Robert Ivy.
Robert Ivy’s leadership for American Institute of Architects warranted him a CEO position in 2011, and since then, he has made sure that the virtues and values of real leadership are inculcated in him and are part of his entire tenure.
Robert Ivy as EVP/Chief Executive Officer at American Institute of Architects means a lot of things. It means more responsibilities betrayed upon his hands, and it means that he has a deeper participation in how architects get their rights and contracts in the level of the standards set across the globe.
Before Robert Ivy’s skills as a leader for AIA got tested, Robert Ivy had educational training at Sewanee: The University of the South, where he got a cum laude recognition. Robert also got a Masters of Architecture degree from the renowned Tulane University, where he learned all the outstanding skills and techniques to lead in the industries he’d be part of in the coming years.
It’s also not that difficult to imagine how Robert Ivy got the responsibility of being AIA’s head. In 1996, Robert already showed great prowess in writing skills from being the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, which he helped to grow, prosper and expand in higher reaches that spanned a market share of about twice its original status.
Robert also became the Vice President and the respected Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media, which featured a lot of magazine publications, including GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, and SNAP Architectural Record.
There’s also a lot of innate talent in Robert Ivy that allowed him the opportunity to be part of the jury who decided on who gets to design the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. That kind of authority becomes only conferred to those who have built a name for themselves. Afterwards, Robert also became a principal at Dean and Ivy, along with becoming a critic for numerous national magazines that have the largest following.
Robert Ivy is indeed the leader that has proved his worth. Robert indeed is the man worthy of becoming the man behind AIA.