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Leadership, management and a false dichotomy

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:46

In a letter to Malaysia’s The Star Online, management consultant Dr Ranjit Singh Malhi takes issue with the widely-held distinction between managers and leaders. Though many theorists draw a line between effectiveness (the bailiwick of leaders) and efficiency (a manager’s wheelhouse), Dr.

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A call to curb cabotage in Australia

Wed, 2017-04-19 12:30

In the Australian coastal shipping reform efforts, the discussion has come down to whether or not cabotage (the practice of using foreign companies for domestic shipping) should be promoted or limited.

In The Maritime Executive, Dermot Loughane says that yes, national-flag shipping tends to cost more, but a healthy industry gets crewmembers buying houses and goods with dollars that would otherwise be going overseas. Mr. Loughane points to Canada, where “It is a rare thing now … to find an experienced Master or Chief Engineer administering the shipping system.”

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Mintzberg on why the US can’t be run like a business

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:59

In a recent piece for the Harvard Business Review, Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg takes aim at US President Trump’s attempts to run the United States like a business, then demolishes them. Professor Mintzberg questions the wisdom of trying to marry such disparate systems — after all, business has a very simple, measureable yardstick in the form of profit, which makes it a poor model for governing.

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MBA no guarantee of long-term success

Mon, 2017-04-03 11:27

Three separate studies, including one authored in part by Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, have concluded that the MBA is not the gateway to business success after all — findings that are at odds with what many in the business community have come to believe. Instead, Mintzberg discovered that most of his subjects headed companies that eventually went bankrupt, or that removed them as CEO.

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Andrew Potter, the debate continues

Thu, 2017-03-30 12:52

Amid the fallout from former McGill Institute for the Study of Canada director Andrew Potter’s Maclean’s article about stranded motorists, the Globe and Mail interviewed McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier, who defended Professor Potter’s resignation as director of MISC.

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Mal aimé en France, le MBA cherche toujours son identité

Tue, 2017-03-21 10:30

The MBA seeks its place in France

To many, an MBA is the springboard for a successful business career — but not so in France, where MBA holders in the 120 top executive suites dropped from 37 per cent in 2011 to 21 per cent in 2015.

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Leadership lessons for today and tomorrow

Thu, 2017-03-16 11:06

A recent post on Changeboard examines what leadership will mean for coming generations, seen through the lens of Brexit and Trump in the world today. The piece throws the question to leading business departments from around the world.

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Para construção de um novo Brasil: consulta popular, eleições gerais e Assembléia Constituinte

Mon, 2017-03-06 11:09

Tenho dito que a corrupção é sistêmica e estrutural e não só no Brasil, como os sempre eloquentes vira-latas gostam de dizer por ai com ares cosmopolitas (aliás, esses não passarão de vira-latas sempre prontos a lamber os sapatos, ou coturnos, de qualquer um que lhes garanta a manutenção e ampliação de seus privilégios e "direitos adquiridos").

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