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Bombardier’s financial fortunes are slipping, but some investors are up for the risk.

While high risk, airplane maker’s preferred shares could offer high reward. Bombardier Inc. is teetering on the edge of a financial precipice.

Published: 18Dec2015

The most effective organizations have a culture than can easily adapt

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Jennifer Chatman from UC Berkeley.

Published: 18Dec2015

These Four Letters Could Make You the Best...Boss...Ever

The modern workplace is full of abbreviations: KPI, ROI, SWOT. But it’s a bit of alphabet soup from decades ago that could prove most critical to the success of managers in the digital age.
... Last month, at the Global Drucker Forum in Vienna, a number of experts on organizational and human behavior—Henry Mintzberg, JC Spender, Sherry Turkle, and others—implored managers to retain a close, personal connection with their employees and their customers, even though that may run counter to one’s instincts when everybody is just a click away.

Published: 18Dec2015

Heroes and Zeros of the Year 2015

Here is my 20th annual column of the past year’s heroes and zeros.

Hero Legendary Dykes to Watch Out For cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical graphic novel Fun Home won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
... Hero   Out TD Asset Management CEO Timothy Thompson, who for five years will donate an annual scholarship of $20,000 to a student at  McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management who demonstrates leadership within the LGBT community. The first recipient will be named in September 2016.

Published: 18Dec2015

Desautels MBA Delivers the Global Leadership Lecture in Sydney, Australia

Usman W. Chohan, a graduate of Desautels MBA in Strategy and Leadership (2014) delivered the 2015 Foreign Affairs Lecture in the Global Leadership Program (GLP) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The lecture was titled "The World Bank and the New Dynamics of Development", and drew on Mr. Chohan's WB experience to map the development field, particularly in the context of emergent institutions such as AIIB. The lecture was praised for its cultural context, appeal to a young audience, and breadth of content.

Published: 18Dec2015

Two Desautels alumni receive the Meritorious Service Medal

Two Desautels alumni – Rob Fetherstonhaugh, BCom78, DPA ’80, and Marc Balevi, BCom 77, DPA 78 – received the Meritorious Service Medal last week from the Governor General.

View the ceremony: Youtube, December 11, 2015

Learn more about this award.

Published: 18Dec2015

Physician with a mission

Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises.

The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of every newspaper arrayed in the lobby of the Montreal restaurant where Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, has just arrived.

Published: 18Dec2015

In memoriam: H. Arnold Steinberg, Chancellor Emeritus

(Editor’s Note: The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier.)

Dear members of the McGill community:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old.
... A lifelong Montrealer, Arnold graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954. His education was only the beginning of his deep relationship to McGill University. 

Published: 18Dec2015

Porter Airlines ‘assessing’ after expansion plan nixed

Porter Airlines would not elaborate on the airline’s future strategy at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport now that its expansion plan is dead.
... McGill University professor and aviation expert Karl Moore said the news was a blow to Porter’s future strategy.

Read full article: Yahoo News, December 14, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

Ultimate Campus Celebrity: Professor Ashesh Mukherjee

It's a busy time for both students and professors as final exams and grades loom upon us. But this week, Her Campus McGill was lucky enough to get a hold of Desautels's renowned consumer behaviour professor and DJ for an interview - Professor Ashesh Mukherjee

Read full article: Her Campus, December 12, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015