Turn strategy into action and results
On the LDRLB podcast (@LDRLB), we draw much of our content from the research and writings of the world’s top professors. Most are from business schools, others from a variety of fields relevant to leading organizations.
Alain Tadros, Chief Operating Officer of the Publicis Worldwide companies in Québec, announces the return of Thomas Lecordier to BCP and his appointment as Executive Vice President.
... Passionate about digital, Thomas is renowned in the industry for his skills in strategic branding and new trends. Thomas holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from McGill University.
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When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success through life. Gates and Buffett gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.”
Research Proposal Presentation by Natalia Aguilar Delgado - Resourcing Work in Transnational Regulation Building: Including Indigenous Peoples in the Nagoya Protocol Creation
Strategy & Organization Area/Doctoral Program presents Natalia Aguilar Delgado, a Research Proposal Presentation - Resourcing Work in Transnational Regulation Building: Including Indigenous Peoples in the Nagoya Protocol Creation
Obesity rates continue to skyrocket around the world. The Lancet medical journal recently reported that the number of overweight and obese people doubled over the past 30 years, reaching 2.1 billion worldwide in 2013, despite public health campaigns and other measures that promote healthy eating and exercise.
Your strategy to accomplish great results personally, at home and at work has the best chance of success if you invest in it, live it out, and communicate it widely. How often do you hear of plans that are promised but never even attempted? Those are strategies with no life; they are not authentic. Remember, all those implicated in a strategic plan and its actions ought to know it, have the opportunity to embrace it, and promote it.
The psychology of strategy is all about achieving desired objectives, according to business strategy experts. Inherent in this definition is a process of prioritising and focus.
PhD, Concordia University, Canada
MA, Concordia University, Canada
BA, Ottawa University, Canada
Louis s’est joint à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill en janvier 1994 pour y enseigner l’Éthique en affaires aux premiers et 2e cycles et pour ensuite y donner aussi un cours sur les Stratégies de développement durable. Il enseigne présentement deux cours, soit : Affaires et société et un cours du tronc commun intitulé Le contexte social des affaires.
De 1991 to 1993, il fût editeur du Journal of Religion and Culture à l'Université Concordia. Avant d’entreprendre une carrière académique Louis œuvra quelques 20 années dans l’industrie de l’assurance et y occupa une variété de postes. Après plusieurs années sur le conseil d’administration d’Équiterre, il s’engagea auprès du Réseau québécois pour la simplicité volontaire et siégea sur son CA de 2005 à 2010 dont 2 ans à la présidence.
Ses intérêts de recherche courants portent sur l’impact de la quête du bonheur et du plaisir sur nos comportements et le rôle de la Simplicité Volontaire comme réponse aux problématiques multiples d’un monde de plus en plus corporatisé et économiquement mondialisé.
Louis joined the Faculty of Management at McGill in January 1994 to teach Ethics in Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels and later also taught Strategies for Sustainable Development. He is now teaching Business and Society and a core course, The Social Context of Business.
From 1991 to 1993, he was editor of the Journal of Religion and Culture at Concordia University. Prior to undertaking an academic career, he spent nearly 20 years in the insurance industry in positions ranging from sales, management, to executive vice-president of an IS company that specialized in insurance broker software. After several years on the Board of Directors of Équiterre, he got involved with the Quebec Network for Voluntary Simplicity sittitng on its Board from 2005 to 2010 including 2 years as president.
His research interests have ranged from biomedical ethics to the role of the concept and practice of Voluntary Simplicity as a response to an increasingly corporatised and economically-globalised world. Current research revolves around concepts and issues of work and economic globalization and more particularly the role of the quest for happiness in our behaviour as consumers, producers and citizens.
PhD, McGill University, Canada
MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Jan Jorgensen joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1980. He previously taught at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University.
In the strategy/policy field, Dr. Jorgensen's courses on Managing Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management for Development emphasize developing organizational capabilities and alliances for competitive advantage in the global economy. He coordinates the Economic Policy Management Seminar, which invites well-known practitioners and researchers from international development agencies, the private sector and universities to talk on economic reform and development. He has also taught Management Policy, Competitive Strategy, Organizational Policy, Public Sector Management, and International Business and has helped supervise more than twenty doctoral students and visiting scholars who now hold positions at universities in Canada, the United States, China, and Europe.
His current research interests include organizational responses to globalization in selected industries, strategic collaboration, and public sector divestment and restructuring in industrialized and developing countries. He is particularly interested in the transferability of western management know-how to developing and emerging market economies. He has contributed to a wide range of journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Gestion, Canadian Public Administration, Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Management Studies.
Dr. Jorgensen directs the masters program in Economic Policy Management (EPM), which is offered jointly by the Faculty of Management and the Department of Economics. The EPM program is designed to give practitioners from developing and emerging market economies the analytical tools and management skills needed to become effective policy advisors. After completing 18 months coursework in economics, management, French, and policy seminars, participants serve a 6-month internship with private and public sector organizations in Canada, the United States, Africa or Europe to put into practice what they have learned. The McGill EPM program has served 91 participants from 34 different nations since its founding in 1994. McGill staff members are assisting the University of Ghana (Accra) and Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) to establish EPM programs in Africa with support from the Canadian International Development Agency, the African Capacity Building Foundation, and the Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
(Mintzberg, H., Dougherty, D., and Jorgenson, J.) "Some Surprising Things About Collaboration", Organizational Dynamics , Summer, 1996, pp. 60-72.
(and Hafsi, T.) "L'état en mutation: Désinvestir pour mieux agir", Gestion, v. 15, no. 3 (1990), pp. 111-120.
Books and Edited Volumes
(Co-edited with J.Jorgensen, A Jain, S. Noumoff) "Transfer of Western Management Expertise to Developing Nations"; McGill University; 1988
(Co-edited with J.Jorgensen, A. Jain, S. Noumoff) "Transfer of Western Management Expertise to Developing Nations: An Annotated Bibliography"; McGill University; 1988
Chapters in Books
(and Lilja, K.) "Managerial Agency And Its Sectoral Embeddedness: A Process Model Of Strategic Moves In The Pulp And Paper Industry", Strategic Management Society of Finland Yearbook, Helsinki: Strategic Management Society of Finland, 1995, pp. 18-22.
"Privatization And National Renaissance: The Cases Of Malaysia And Québec", in Howard Thomas, Don O'Neal & James Kelly eds., Strategic Renaissance and Business Transformation, New York: John Wiley & Sons., 1995, pp. 7-32.
"Restructuring Public Enterprise In East Africa: The Human Resource Dimension", in David Saunders (series ed.), New Approaches to Employee Management, 3, Rabindra N. Kanungo (vol. ed.), Employee Management in Developing Countries, Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1995, pp. 35-66.
(Hafsi, T., and Demers, C.), "Context and Process in Privatization: Canada/Quebec", in Political Economy of Privatisation, Thomas Clarke ed., London, Routledge, 1993, pp. 234-272. ---(J., Hafsi, T. and Koenig, C.), "Strategic Divestment in the Public Sector; Patterns from France and Great Britain", in Perspectives on Strategic Change, Luca Zan, Stafano Zambon, & Andrew M. Pettigrew eds., Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993, pp. 277-306.
(and Hafsi, T.), "Privatisation: Canada", in Privatisation: A Global Perspective, V.V. Ramanadham ed., London, Routledge, 1992, pp. 201-232.
"Managing Privatization and Deregulation: The Telecommunications Sector in Canada", in Privatization and Deregulation in a Global Perspective, Dennis J. Gayle and Jonathan N. Goodrich eds., 1990, pp. 394-412.
"Organizational Life Cycle and Effectiveness Criteria in StateOwned Enterprises: The Case of East Africa", in Managing Organizations in Developing Countries, Alfred M. Jaeger and Rabindra N. Kanungo eds., London, Routledge, 1990, pp. 62-82.
"Global Interdependence: Dimensions and Dilemmas", in Ethics and Technology, Jorge Nef, Jokelee Vanderkop & Henry Wiseman eds., Toronto, Wall & Thompson, 1989, pp. 173-179.
"Managing Three Levels of Culture in StateControlled Enterprises", in Strategic Issues in State Owned Organizations, Taieb Hafsi ed., JAI Press, 1989, pp. 229-255.