In continuing my coverage of the ideas of Jeroen De Flander in The Execution Shortcut, let me first introduce the problem of missing prioritization information. It describes a situation in which those responsible for implementing a strategy have to balance two contradictory strategy elements and still make the right decision. In reality, there are many such situations and each gets in the way of successful strategy execution.
The Thinkers50 2013 provides the answer. Described as the Oscars of Management Thinking, the global ranking is published every two years and is the essential guide to which thinkers and which ideas matter now - and which have been consigned to business history. Who gets the plaudits in 2013?
... Hall of Fame: 2013 also sees the creation of the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. Among those given this accolade are Tom Peters, Henry Mintzberg, and the originators of the Blanaced Scorecard Robert Kaplan and David Norton.
In the Analytic module of our International Masters In Practicing Management and our Advanced Leadership Program for executives, my colleague Henry Mintzberg likes to use this story to show how analysis can get in the way of really understanding an organization and its purpose.
“A young, enthusiastic MBA was finally given the opportunity to apply his learning. He was asked to carry out a survey of a group with which he was not normally familiar and submit recommendations as to how its efficiency could be increased.
The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme is 18 years old but continues to be seen as one the world’s most innovative senior management degree programmes. Leslie Breitner and Dora Koop explain how the programme has retained its freshness for so long.
Henry Mintzberg, a Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal discusses the potential change in Canada's social democracy.
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Over the past year, thousands of MBA students will have travelled overseas with the aim of ensuring that they graduate as well-rounded global business people.
... Henry Mintzberg, professor of management studies at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, who is renowned for his rejection of conventional MBA education, has strong views on the topic.
Phil and I remember being younger managers in large multinationals (IBM for me) back in the 90′s, and in my case, the 80′s. We were sent to a variety of short training courses, and we honestly can’t say that we remember anything they tried to teach us. Except for one lesson. In fact, it was so powerful that we never forgot it. In many ways, you can say it shaped much of Phil’s career and eventually led both of us to work with Professor Henry Mintzberg in management development.
One of the biggest growth areas in research in management is the role of emotions at work. When I was working at IBM in the 1980s, if anyone got emotional during a meeting, we’d stop the meeting and have coffee, until everyone calmed down. This seemed to happen whenever emotion “reared its’ugly head”. Of course, there was plenty of emotion back then, but we undervalued it. Analysis was sovereign. Things are different today.
Il est plus que temps de se libérer de l’opposition stérile entre gouvernements et entreprises privées et du dogme du « tout au marché » pour enfin revenir à une approche plus équilibrée qui ferait une place à part entière à une troisième sorte d’acteurs issus de la société, estime le célèbre expert en gestion montréalais Henry Mintzberg.
Lire l'article complet: Le Devoir, le 06 juillet 2013
Students in McGill University’s International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program -- Drs. Padma Venkat, Caroline Kisia and Ahmad Firas Khalid -- are pleased to announce that a low-cost copper device, which has been proven in the lab to kill deadly water-borne pathogens, will be field-tested in poor urban and rural households in India and Kenya with a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) Phase I Proof-of-Concept Grant as part of the 2013 Global Health Stars.