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Four things you must do before retiring

Retirement is not an end but a beginning - an opportunity to experiment and explore, to engage in pursuits you value, and perhaps to reinvent your legacy. Rather than just slipping quietly into retirement, here's why you should create new opportunities towards the end of your career.

Mary Dean Lee is professor Emeritus, organisational behaviour and human resource management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

Published: 22Jun2016

Week 2 | McGill X-1 Weekly Recap Series

As week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator comes to an end, we’re happy to see our 6 teams — Appetite, Fractal, FRSH, NXTSENS Microsystems, UGo Smoothies, and Venndor — swiftly settling into their space.

Day by day, the walls and windows are increasingly covered with sticky notes of all colours shapes and sizes, every writable surface is covered with notes, and each desk has someone calling it home — for the next 8 weeks at least.

Published: 22Jun2016

Are Women Exiting Engineering Because Men Have All the Fun?

Researchers Caroll Serron at the University of California at Irvine, Susan S. Silbey at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Erin Cech (who performed the research at Rice University but is now at the University of Michigan), and Brian Rubineau at McGill University conducted the study to try to get a better idea of just why women who made it through years of STEM education start migrating out of tech. The effort, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, looked at 40 undergraduate engineering students, male and female, spread among the four schools.

Published: 22Jun2016

Spotkanie i debata z prof. Reuvenem Brennerem

„Na czym powinna polegać skuteczna polityka proinnowacyjna?” – to temat wykładu profesora Reuvena Brennera, który we wtorek został zorganizowany dla członków Narodowej Rady Rozwoju oraz ekspertów z zakresu innowacji w Pałacu Prezydenckim.

Read full article: Prezydent, June 7, 2016 

Published: 21Jun2016

We Need To Learn How To Manage With A Soul

“Managing without soul has become an epidemic in society. Many managers these days seem to specialize in killing cultures, at the expense of human engagement.” That’s what management guru Henry Mintzberg recently wroteabout the current state of corporate culture on his blog.

Read full article: Forbes, June 19, 2016 

Published: 21Jun2016

Alain Pinsonneault Inducted into Ordre National du Québec

Professor Alain Pinsonneault will be inducted into the Ordre National du Québec as a Chevalier (Knight) on June 22nd, 2016, for his outstanding contribution to Quebec’s reputation internationally.  This is the highest honour that the Government of Quebec awards to a citizen.

Published: 17Jun2016

Why do women leave engineering?

Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a new study co-authored by an MIT sociologist develops a novel explanation: The negative group dynamics women tend to experience during team-based work projects makes the profession less appealing.

Published: 16Jun2016

GCPA Awards Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship

On June 14, the GCPA program awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship to students Josh Faier, Will Gendron-Saulnier, David Song, and Ming Xu. This scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Lionel Pelham Kent, F.C.A., for high academic standing and communication skills, and is open to students in the final year of the GCPA program. The winning team is chosen based on outstanding skills in written and oral communication as presented in a case competition.

Photo from left to right: David Song, Josh Faier, Ming Xu, Will Gendron-Saulnier

 

 

Published: 16Jun2016

The Cult of the Leader

The claim of this recent book by Manchester Business School professor Christopher Bones is that too much of a focus on ‘leadership’ in business can be counterproductive and even dangerous for organizations. Seeing leaders as ‘special beings’ risks creating what Henry Mintzberg called ‘leadership apart’: leaders unconnected to their organizations, insulated from conflict, challenge, and debate; and unwitting creators of a culture of conformity and compliance rather than creativity and innovation. 

Published: 16Jun2016

Managing

Henry Mintzberg has been sharing his insights on management for almost 40 years. Often original and provocative, his booksThe Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Managers not MBAsare still widely cited, Mintzberg’s Managing brings together a lot of Mintzberg’s key ideas on the practice of management, as exemplified by Mintzberg’s observations of a day in working lives of 29 managers from a wide ride of organisations. For anyone wanting a concise and elegant statement of some of Mintzberg’s most important ideas, Managing is an excellent place to start.

Published: 16Jun2016

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