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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

EXplorance Announces Three Executive Appointments to Further Growth

eXplorance, the leading provider of Learning Experience Management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its executive team, cementing its commitment to continuous improvement and growth. Marc Lamy joins eXplorance as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Charles Assaf as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Dr. Yeona Jang as Executive VP, Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO).

Published: 6Jul2016

4 Things You Must Do Before Retirement

Rather than slipping quietly into retirement, managers should create new opportunities toward the end of their careers, Professor Mary Dean Lee from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University suggests.

Professor Lee and her research team interviewed 100 executives and managers who had recently retired or were actively considering it and HR professionals from 24 companies to explore the different paths taken to retirement today. 

Read full article: PALife, June 30, 2016 

Published: 6Jul2016

Canada’s great auto slide

Since the recession of 2008 and 2009, increasing concern has been expressed by politicians, union leaders and analysts concerning the decline of manufacturing in Canada. Indeed, during the past half-century, the share of manufacturing as a percentage of Canadian GDP has declined from just under 25 percent to 10 percent. The declines are also recorded when measured by employment levels or the number of new auto assembly plants.

Published: 6Jul2016

Soft skills for competitive leadership

Twenty-first century leadership needs more than just having a qualification, but special skills that one can work on. Leadership is complex to those who lead from a control or autocratic standpoint. It’s rewarding to those who understand people, communication, learning, serving and other soft skills. 

Read full article: Newsday, July 2, 2016 

Published: 6Jul2016