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Five questions organizations must ask when reacting to surprise incidents

According to researchers there are five key questions to ask when adapting to ‘surprise situations’ in business operations, whether this is an incident occurring ‘out of the blue’ or a change in direction of an ongoing crisis.

The researchers at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations and relate these to businesses.

Published: 22Sep2016

Keep calm and ask yourself this

Researchers from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University have examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high-intensity situations.

Samer Faraj is the Canada research chair in technology, management and healthcare at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Quebec

Published: 22Sep2016

Brett Hickey to Speak at the Southern Capital Forum's 2016 Annual Conference

Brett Hickey, CEO of Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a Specialized Asset Management Firm in New York, Will Speak at this Year's Annual Conference in Georgia. 

Published: 22Sep2016

Succès accéléré pour une entreprise appuyée par un programme de McGill

Lancée l’an dernier, la jeune entreprise Key2Access peut déjà compter sur une expertise variée au sein même de la famille qui l’a fondée : Sarah est étudiante en droit à McGill, Sophie est diplômée en gestion internationale et leur père, Motaz, est ingénieur. C’est lui qui a conçu le produit de l’entreprise : une application destinée à rendre les passages piétons dotés d’un bouton d’appel plus faciles à traverser pour les personnes en fauteuil roulant ou aux prises avec une déficience visuelle.

Published: 22Sep2016

Montreal EMBA weaves together cultural threads in clothing line

On first meeting Jean-Claude Tshipama, the exiting CEO of Groupe Canal+ in Montreal with 14 years of experience in the global telecommunications and IT industries, the expectation is that his reputation as an executive who has worked in 47 countries worldwide will dominate the ensuing conversation.

Published: 22Sep2016

M.B.A. and E.M.B.A. tuition in Canada: What will it cost?

Below are the 2016-17 tuition figures for M.B.A. and E.M.B.A. students in Canada, listed from most to least expensive. For M.B.A. programs, figures include full- and part-time students, are are for students who began the program between July 1, 2015 and July 2, 2016. Tuition is shown for the full cost of a program and includes compulsory fees. Tuition can vary depending on length and type of program. Two figures are shown for schools in Quebec and Nova Scotia, as tuition is higher for out-of-province students.

Published: 22Sep2016

Two McGill Professors Participate in Prestigious Workshop on Green Chemistry

On May 24-25, 2016, experts from the field of green (sustainable) chemistry gathered in Washington, DC, for a workshop on Sustainable Chemistry Technologies. The event was organized by the National Academy of Science’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the request of the United States General Accountability Office.

Published: 21Sep2016

Executive Appointments Advance MGM Resorts International's Leadership Role In Environmental Sustainability

Chris Magee has been promoted to Vice President of Sustainable Facilities, while Yalmaz Siddiqui joined MGM Resorts as Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. 

Siddiqui was Founding Chair, and is currently on the Board of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, a multi-stakeholder effort working on defining, measuring and recognizing sustainable purchasing by large organization. He has a Masters degree in Environment & Development from the University of Cambridge in England and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Canada.

Published: 20Sep2016

Managers, et si vous appreniez à... vous taire!

...Bref, nombre de dirigeants d'entreprise gagneraient clairement à apprendre à se taire. Ne serait que pour mieux écouter ce que les autres ont à leur dire. D'ailleurs, le professeur de management à l'Université McGill Henry Mintzberg lui-même en a fait une loi, celle du 50-50, qui stipule que «tout dirigeant qui entre dans une discussion (en face-à-face, en réunion à plusieurs, etc.) se doit de parler tout autant qu'elle écoute», sans quoi elle ne retirera jamais rien d'intéressant de ses rencontres avec autrui.

Published: 20Sep2016

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