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Social Business Academia Report 2014

The Social Business Academia Report 2014 gives a comprehensive overview about many of the social business initiatives that take place at universities around the world. Social businesses aim to solve social problems in a financially self-sustainable way.

... Robert J. David is Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization and the Cleghorn Faculty Scholar at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is also Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization at McGill. 

Published: 11Dec2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: How the cloud is shaking up the consulting business

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Bill Currie, who is the Managing Director of Deloitte for the Americas, the worlds largest professionals services firm.

Bill, what is the future of consulting? Where is it going from here?

Published: 20Nov2014

CBC's Hubert Lacroix on relationships and his vision for the public broadcaster

Hubert Lacroix, president and CEO of Canadian Broadcasting Corp. was interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management before the allegations about CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi surfaced; the subject was not addressed.

... Below is an edited excerpt of their conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 8 p.m.

Karl Moore: Hubert, what is the vision of the CBC today? Is it different than 10 years ago, let’s say?

Published: 17Nov2014

Secret introverts in the executive suite: You don't need to be a people-person to be a good boss

No one expects the boss of a big organization to be a shrinking violet.

... “If you’re in an executive suite, it’s a Darwinian struggle to get there,” notes author and business professor Karl Moore. “There’s a lot of competition, so you’re quite a good leader.” And being a good leader means contact with people. Lots of it. “We expect the CEO to be an extrovert,” Moore says. “If they get on an elevator we expect them to say hello and not look downcast and not to avoid human contact, or we say, ‘What’s happening to the share price? There must be terrible troubles.’

Published: 13Nov2014

Introvert persoon is goede leider

“Een spontane, sociale, assertieve collega. Iemand die zich open opstelt en zich snel thuis voelt in verschillende teams.” Wie personeelsadvertenties leest, krijgt de indruk dat werkgevers bij voorkeur extraverte mensen aannemen. Toch zijn introverte mensen vaak beter geschikt voor de functie. En zij zijn vaak betere leidinggevenden. Waarom? 7 redenen op waarom introverte mensen prima leiders zijn. 

Published: 13Nov2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: The hidden ‘culture clash’ stifling innovation

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to [leadership and management professor] Amy Edmondson from the Harvard Business School.

Amy, innovation for the future, what do you mean by that?

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2014

Published: 13Nov2014

Why so many bosses are bad

For a long time, one of Canada’s largest residential landlords, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT), admittedly did better at managing its properties than its staff did. Its workers were disengaged and unhappy, and their managers were not providing the right sort of feedback. “People didn’t feel they were being recognized for their efforts, they didn’t feel any sense of accomplishment, and the work they did was kind of just seen as, ‘Oh, that’s your work,’ ” says Jodi Lieberman, vice-president of human resources.

Published: 11Nov2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: To lead many, just show them the way

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 speak to Marc Poulin who is the CEO of Empire Co. Ltd., the parent of Sobeys, one of Canada’s top retail supermarket chains.

You have almost 100,000 people working for you now, how can you possibly lead 100,000 people? How do you do that?

Published: 6Nov2014

CEO Conversations: David Segal on David's Tea

David Segal, co-founder of David’s Tea, was recently interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management.

... Below is an excerpt of the conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 8 p.m.

Karl Moore: Is David’s Tea the Starbucks of tea? Is that one way of putting it?

Published: 30Oct2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Need innovative ideas? Then tap into your board members’ expertise

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 speak to Michael Useem [a management professor] from the Wharton Business School.

So Mike, you do a lot of research on boards, how can boards help with innovation?

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, October 28, 2014

Published: 30Oct2014

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