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Is Your Government Politically Pathological?

Long before the post-election political maelstrom we’re now experiencing in the U.S. and in many countries around the world, I wrote about four types of organizational political arenas.

Published on : 19 Jan 2017

CITY DIARY: Is glamorous ex-Thomas Cook chief Harriet Green angling for a damehood?

Glamorous ex-Thomas Cook chief Harriet Green, 55, now an executive at technology giant IBM, says gushingly of our Prime Minister: 'May is exciting, a grown-up, the right person at the right time to negotiate with Europe.  ...

Published on : 17 Jan 2017

Some principles for creating a ‘Sharing Sheffield’

...Brave Leadership: Geo politics shocked the world in 2016.  One of the more positive resuIts has been an increase in powerful, thoughtful leadership from many different places. Henry Mintzberg has written an excellent call to action post and there was one particular tweet which stood out for me over the US elections written by J.K. Rowling. Read full article: Croakey, January 12, 2017

Published on : 12 Jan 2017

Our Favorite MBA Professors Of 2016

Henry Mintzberg: The first rule of academia: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Mintzberg did just that in 2004, when he authored Managers Not MBAs. The premise? MBA programs were teaching management backwards by focusing on science over craft and experience. “In management, if you don’t have the practice, the science doesn’t take you very far,” he told Poets&Quants. “And if you leave the MBA program with the impression that you can manage, you tend to lean on technique and numbers, and so you’ve got all kinds of people mismanaging because of that.”

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

The best thing I read all year — 2016

Business school professors share the books and articles that changed their outlook. Henry Mintzberg, John Cleghorn professor of management studies, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management I love to read books, and usually I have one that I am reading but I haven’t even given myself a chance to do that recently because of what has been going on with the US election. Instead, I have been consumed by the commentary in The New York Times international edition. 

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Whither MBAs? Rigour, relevance and results

An MBA has always been a sought-after qualification among managers. It has been hailed as a competency builder on one hand and hacked as a money spinner for mushrooming institutions.  I read with interest the constructively critical insights by Dr. Rakesh Khurana on elite Harvard MBA. It reminded me of Henry Mintzberg, the veteran management thinker who was also critical about the typical MBAs on offer.   Read full article: Daily Financial Times, December 19, 2016 

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Professor Henry Mintzberg Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Professor Henry Mintzberg was conferred the honorary degree of "Doctor Oeconomiae Honoris Causa" from the University of Economics, Prague on November 11, 2016. The award recognizes Professor Mintzberg’s influence as a leading thinker in the field of Management, as well as the far-reaching impact of his work. View Photo Gallery Read full article: VŠE Bulletin

Published on : 29 Nov 2016

Trump : à défaut de pouvoir voter, nous pouvons agir

Ecrit par Henry Mintzberg  Nous, au Canada, aux côtés d'autres personnes du monde entier, n'avons pas pu voter aux dernières élections américaines. Toutefois, nous devrons vraisemblablement en souffrir les conséquences à l'échelle internationale. Devons-nous rester inactifs, comme à l'habitude, et assister au déroulement des choses, y compris des possibles effets catastrophiques des changements climatiques, si rien n'est fait?

Published on : 25 Nov 2016

The Rest Of The World Couldn't Vote, But We Can Act

We in Canada, along with many other people around the world, did not get to vote in the recent American election -- yet we are meant to suffer the international consequences of it. Shall we sit back, as usual, and watch events unfold, including the possibly catastrophic effects of climate change left unchecked? Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and the author of Rebalancing Society... radical renewal beyond left, right and centre.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

« Les avocats ont un cerveau différent »

...Le fait est que ça ne suffit pas de connaître seulement la loi : il faut avoir des connaissances en gestion, en relations interpersonnelles, mais les Facs de droit continuent d’enseigner ce qui était utile voici 25 ans. Il faut que ça change. Le spécialiste de la gestion de l’Université McGill, Harry Mintzberg, l’a écrit : le monde a besoin de gestionnaires, pas de détenteurs de MBA. C’est la même chose en droit : il faut des avocats bien formés, pas seulement des juristes.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Global business schools turn to Asia for inspiration

What will business schools look like when they are created on the surface of Mars some decades from now? That is the question Santiago Iniguez, dean of Spain's IE Business School, has been asking himself for the past several years.

Published on : 10 Nov 2016

Building a Culture of Innovation shortlisted for Management Gold

The Management Book of the Year competition, which is now in its seventh year, was created to uncover the best books on management and leadership, and help raise the profile of the great management writing published in the UK. Last year’s overall winner was Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, published by Profile (Economist Books). Previous overall and category winners include Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner, Richard Newton, Christopher Bones, Henry Mintzberg, Clayton M. Christensen and Philip Kotler.

Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Heading down the Road to 200

A cornerstone of the Road to 200 is a series of events in Montreal and cities around the world with sizeable alumni communities. On September 22, more than 260 alumni and friends attended a fascinating discussion in Pointe Claire on memory loss as part of the Healthy Brains for Health Lives theme, featuring several leading brain researchers from the MNI and a special presentation from neuroscience pioneer Brenda Milner.

Published on : 03 Nov 2016

Musings on management

Written by Henry Mintzberg  Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense. At least, the hype about management lacks common sense, as does too much of the practice. I should really say im-practice, because the problems grow out of the disconnection between management and the managed. Read full article: Live Mint, October 26, 2016 

Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Kevin O’Leary is Wrong! It is NOT All About The Money!

I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016