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A rare pleasure: praise comes seldom for older workers

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:51

For young workers just starting their careers, praise from their superiors can be a real boost. But, as Desautels Professor Karl Moore says in a recent piece for Forbes, professional praise dries up when they enter their 40s and 50s, since professional excellence becomes a given. Interviews that Professor Moore has conducted with senior-level professionals show this to be almost universal.

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Karl Moore talks Hot Cities

Tue, 2017-03-21 10:55

For reading week, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore took a group of students on the ninth edition of the Hot Cities of the World Tour, which is an annual trip that gives 30 McGill undergrads and alumni a close-up view of the cities and towns powering some of the world’s fastest-emerging economies.

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SNC-Lavalin CEO on strategy, communication and excellence

Mon, 2017-03-20 10:14

SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce sat down with Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore to discuss what it takes to keep a major engineering firm with 40,000 workers humming — and crucially, to get his vision out across the whole organization. One of the biggest factors is straight-up communication. Keeping everyone abreast of the overall strategy, as well as the role that each person plays, helps everyone to stay on top of market trends and developments.

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McGill Hot Cities Tour gives students a taste of Asia

Mon, 2017-03-20 10:09

For the ninth McGill Hot Cities tour, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore brought 40 students to Hong Kong, then Palawan and Manila in the Philippines to observe some of Asia’s strongest growing economies.

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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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Bombardier shaken by corruption allegations in Sweden

Tue, 2017-03-14 12:32

As Bombardier’s Swedish office is rocked by allegations of collusion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canadian companies operating abroad must operate in good faith, but that the case shouldn’t affect Ottawa’s recent $372.5-million loan to the company to fund the CSeries and Global 7000 projects.

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Porter Airlines’ CEO talks growth

Mon, 2017-03-13 10:54

Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce knows a thing or two about airlines. His father was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, his parents started an airline in Ontario after World War II, and the whole family worked there at some point. Deluce himself got his pilot’s license while attending high school in Toronto.

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Another successful Hot Cities of the World Tour

Mon, 2017-03-06 15:36

March 5th, 2017 marked the conclusion of the ninth edition of Professor Karl Moore’s Hot Cities of the World Tour, which afforded thirty McGill students from across the University the opportunity to travel to Manila, Palawan and Hong Kong over reading week.

During this time, students ventured outside of the conventional classroom setting to be transplanted into some of the economic, commercial, cultural, and financial, hotbeds of the world.

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Getting Canadian Entrepreneurs to the next level: the BDC and success

Mon, 2017-03-06 11:18

Canada, according to Business Development Bank of Canada chief Michael Denham, is way behind the curve when it comes to scaling small businesses up to the all-important medium-sized company category, which is where most of the innovating and exporting happens. And Denham knows his business. Before becoming President and CEO of the BDC, he held executive and management positions at AquaTerra Corp, Accenture, CGI and Bombardier.

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Bombardier loan is just good business

Mon, 2017-02-20 10:47

In a recent Huffington Post blog post, Unifor National President Jerry Dias calls out those who criticize Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier, saying that calling for the company to be allowed to crash and burn ignores the fact that it’s one of Canada’s biggest employers; a major player in research and innovation; and a big-ticket contributor to Canada’s GDP, hitting $12.4 billion in 2015 — not to mention the $1.6 billion that Bombardier contributed to Canada through taxes in 2015.

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