Combining leadership skill and management capability

Chris Lake, head of professional development at the NHS Leadership Academy, explores why leadership and management are equally important – and why they can’t work in isolation.

Having spent twenty years in the business of studying leadership and developing leaders, there’s not a single definition of leadership, or even a set of definitions, that are nearly as coherent and unified as there are for management.

Published: 14Jul2016

On the earth, for the Earth

You have likely heard of the World Economic Forum (WEF), or at least its annual conference in Davos. Every January, 2500 of the world’s movers and shakers descend on this Swiss resort to shake the world, while ensuring that its roots remain firmly planted in economic globalization.

Published: 14Jul2016

Une université montréalaise parmi les 50 meilleures au monde

Le Center of World University Rankings (CWUR) dévoilait récemment sa liste des meilleures universités à travers la planète. Un seul établissement québécois d’enseignement supérieur a fait le TOP 50 ! Lequel ?
C’est l’Université McGill qui remporte les honneurs sans grande surprise. Le prestigieux établissement qui à l’habitude de se retrouver dans ce genre de classement se retrouve au 42e rang mondial et au 2e rang national dans celui du CWUR. Eh oui, les voisins ontariens ont réussi à devancer McGill avec l’Université de Toronto qui se retrouve au 30e rang mondial.

Published: 13Jul2016

China reduces growth rate target to focus on environment

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am sitting down with Chris Marquis, from Cornell.

Published: 13Jul2016

Sobre Papas e gurus

Para além de seu carisma e das posições progressistas em temas delicados para a Igreja Católica, é possível que o Papa Francisco fique na história por outro legado, mais discreto e incomum: a arrumação de uma enorme e complexa casa chamada Vaticano. Segundo a imprensa, Jorge Mario Bergoglio contratou três multinacionais de consultoria para examinar com lupa as finanças da Igreja, bem como trouxe profissionais de mercado para ocupar posições gerenciais, em substituição a religiosos amadores.

Published: 12Jul2016

Apa yang bisa dilakukan jika Anda tak lagi staf favorit bos?

Karl Moore tak bisa melupakan saat-saat ketika disingkirkan oleh bosnya ketika sang bos memasukkan orang baru.

Sebelum orang baru ini masuk, Moore yang bekerja sebagai manajer di kantor IBM di Toronto, Kanada, adalah bagian dari 'kelompok elite' yang sangat dekat dengan bos.

Tapi orang baru ini langsung menjadi bawahan favorit dan Moore langsung terlempar.

"Ibaratnya masuk ke kursi cadangan," ungkap Moore.

"Ini jelas bukan pengalaman yang mengenakkan," kata Moore yang sekarang adalah guru besar di Fakultas Manajemen di Universitas McGill.

Published: 7Jul2016

Le pari gagné de Serge Postigo

À la fin de Mary Poppins, les chanteurs entonnent en chœur: «Si vous visez la Lune, vous n’aurez que la Lune; Mais visez le firmament: Vous obtiendrez les étoiles et la Lune en même temps!»

Cette phrase fait l’éloge de l’ambition. Pourquoi viser petit quand on peut viser grand? Pourquoi viser bas quand on peut viser haut?

Serge Postigo, qui signe la traduction, l’adaptation et la mise en scène deMary Poppins, ne se contente jamais de viser la moyenne.

Published: 7Jul2016

Catering startup nourishes McGill MBA’s soul

This story is the 10th in a series that features students and graduates who are using their MBAs and EMBAs in unique fields other than the traditional ones of finance or consulting.

Published: 6Jul2016

How to best manage teams at work to improve efficiency

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 be in Vancouver with a former colleague from McGill who is now at INSEAD, Mark Mortensen.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, July 4, 2016 

Published: 6Jul2016

We never see Trump or Brexit coming because we drown in data and biases

Markets were sent reeling after Britain’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union. Less discussed in the analysis that followed this result was what lessons we can all take from our collective failure to predict it. The Brexit shock is a perfect instance of two crucial decision-making failure modes: overreliance on data and the presence of biases.

...Mike Ross and Davide Pisanu are co-founders and Blanche Ajarrista is an analyst at Montreal-based boutique consulting firm Juniper.

Published: 6Jul2016