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Doctors Without Borders chief Joanne Liu is determined to hold the world elite accountable

Mon, 2016-05-30 11:36

Joanne Liu does not have much time to sit around watching Netflix, but on vacation recently, she caught a series that has captured her imagination:Homeland, the acclaimed political thriller about the fevered plots of U.S. spies and their terrorist enemies. The show stresses the intelligence community’s fallible humanity, but also its brutal comfort with collateral damage. Watching it, Dr. Liu says, “You start thinking, ‘How could Kunduz be a mistake?’”

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Morality in business: Oxymoron?

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:44

There are those who would say that the term “morality in business” is an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms. Businessmen like to believe that there are two sets of values – one for individuals and a different one for businesses and corporations.

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MBA – mặt trái của tấm bằng

Tue, 2016-05-10 11:36

Không phải ngẫu nhiên mà các nhà tuyển dụng lại ưa thích những sinh viên tốt nghiệp từ các trường đào tạo chuyên ngành Kinh doanh.

Theo khảo sát do Hội đồng Tuyển sinh Sau Đại học (Graduate Management Admission Council), Mỹ, thực hiện vào tháng 01/2016, 96% nhà tuyển dụng cho rằng thuê những sinh viên chuyên ngành kinh doanh sẽ tạo ra nhiều giá trị hơn cho công ty của họ.

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Saving the Planet From Governments And Markets

Tue, 2016-05-10 11:32

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?

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Rèquiem pels plans estratègics

Mon, 2016-05-09 11:29

El 3 de febrer passat, Gas Natural Fenosa va presentar els resultats de l'exercici 2015 i va aprofitar per fer balanç del pla estratègic 2013-2015 en uns termes molt satisfactoris per l'assoliment dels objectius marcats. Tanmateix, la reacció dels mercats va ser negativa i els dies successius el preu de les accions va anar a la baixa. Hi va contribuir l'anunci de l'ajornament de la presentació del nou pla estratègic a causa de la volatilitat dels preus energètics, segons va dir el conseller delegat de Gas Natural Fenosa, Rafael Villaseca.

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Enough Of Hockey Nightmare In Canada

Fri, 2016-05-06 09:45

Please read this one evening, during Hockey Night in America, when you have nothing to do. That no Canadian team made the playoffs this year may be a random occurrence. That none has won a Stanley Cup for 23 years is not. Something is up -- or down.

All kinds of explanations have been offered: the low Canadian dollar, higher taxes, questionable management, players preferring obscurity, and so on. Don't believe any of it; they are all excuses. The fans are here, the audiences are here, the money is here, and the energy is here, or at least could be.

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No MBA? You Can Still be a Great Leader; Maybe Even a Better One

Tue, 2016-04-19 13:36

According to Forbes, there are “three major disconnects” that “prevent business schools, especially those with full-time MBA programs,” from developing leaders. Topping the list is a lack of sufficient emphasis on soft “people” skills, Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, told the magazine.

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Panama Papers May Trigger Demand for Good Government

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:03

The parallel universe of some of the world’s wealthy and their bankers was exposed just over a week ago by a massive leak on its inner workings. The Panama Papers concerning more than 200,000 offshore companies continue to create enough waves internationally that the whistleblower on the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca will, when identified, probably become known as the world’s leading “Information Patriot.”

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Self-directed coaching for McGill employees and teams

Wed, 2016-04-06 14:00

Co-developed by Professor Henry Mintzberg and McGill grad Phil LeNir, CoachingOurselvesis a tool for sparking employee discussion and growth. It’s found success across Canada and around the world, and if you’re a McGill employee, you can use it for free to grow, network, and help achieve your full professional potential.

Read full article: McGill Reporter, April 5, 2016 

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Managing Upward: A Key Part Of Being A Really Useful Manager For Your People

Tue, 2016-03-29 10:15

The most important part of being a great boss is focusing on the people who work for you. Perhaps the second most important element is learning to effectively manage upward. Doing this well can be a great help to the people that work for you.

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