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How early-career millennial extroverts can court success

In a recent piece for Forbes, Desautels professor Karl Moore says that millennials who are transitioning from the campus to the job market should bear in mind the challenges that lie ahead, and know how best to meet them.

Published: 21 Jun 2017

Boeing-Bombardier dispute heats up

Boeing’s petition against Bombardier for allegedly dumping the C Series jet in the American Market sparked off a possibly long and winding legal process. Boeing claims that government subsidies have allowed Bombardier to undercut Boeing, giving a Delta aircraft order as an example. As for Bombardier, the company states that any material injury related to its practises are speculative at best.

Published: 9 Jun 2017

Karl Moore calls LinkedIn the introvert’s secret weapon for networking

Desautels Professor Karl Moore writes for Thinkers50 that LinkedIn is the perfect networking tool for introverts, because it lets them communicate with others from the comfort of their own homes or offices, without the “working the room” aspect that extroverts thrive on.

Published: 8 Jun 2017

Mintzberg on healthcare management and how to fix it

In his new book, Managing the Myths of Healthcare, Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg decries the current management culture being foisted on society by leadership programs, describing it as “detached, generic, technocratic,” before going on to claim that it can too easily lead to bullying and divisiveness.

Published: 8 Jun 2017

Karl Moore on taking an extrovert break

Karl Moore can talk to anyone, writes prolifically, and lends his expertise on a wide range of subjects. But in a recent piece for Forbes, the Desautels Professor admits that one thing he can’t do is work from home.

He blames it on the fact that he is an extrovert: after a few hours spent banging out a book, Prof. Moore needs human contact in order to recharge his batteries.

Published: 5 Jun 2017

Getting the terminology right: Just what is a ‘strategic plan,’ anyway?

In a recent blog post, Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry Executive Director Sid Peimer of South Africa asks just what a “strategic plan” is, pointing out that a strategy and a plan are two different things. Mr. Peimer contends that a strategy is what one needs in order to attain a goal, while a plan is the “how.”

Published: 31 May 2017

Desautels professor contributes to major paper by green energy group

Sustainable Canada Dialogues is a network of academics that was commissioned by Ottawa to come up with a green-energy transition plan for Canada.

The result is Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future. The report is product of efforts by 71 academics, including Desautels Professor Dror Etzion.

Published: 30 May 2017

National network of researchers assesses Canada’s energy future

A new report co-authored by 71 researchers from across Canada, including Professor Dror Etzion of Desautels, examines how Canada could transition to low-carbon energy systems, while remaining globally competitive.

Published: 29 May 2017

How theatre can inform entrepreneurs

In a recent piece for Forbes, Professor Karl Moore details three leadership lessons from the theatre world that entrepreneurs can take to heart.

Published: 29 May 2017

Introverts, extroverts and game-face: how good leadership takes a mix of traits

Desautels Professor Karl Moore recently appeared on Global News to talk about the difference between introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts.

He chalked it up to “How much stimulation do you take before you get tired,” and says that the three exist on a continuum, with the introvert taking the least amount of stimulation, while extroverts thrive on it — and the ambivert pulls strengths from both sides.

Published: 29 May 2017

Essay calling for a complete revamp of executive education cites Henry Mintzberg

A recent essay in Chief Learning Officer calls for a massive rethink of how executive education is designed and delivered.

Published: 24 May 2017

Men, women and the authority deficit

Desautels Professor Laura Doering recently appeared on CJAD 800 AM to talk gender and jobs. She is the co-author of a study that looked at a non-stereotypically gendered job (a loan manager) to compare how men and women were perceived in the role.

Published: 24 May 2017

Management and the millennial challenge

A recent episode of Desautels Professor Karl Moore’s The CEO Series podcast takes a deep-dive into a subject at the top of many a manager’s mind: millennial workers, their needs, and the management styles they respond to best.

His guests were millennials Mariama Dupuis and Stefanie Kutteh, both of whom are Desautels MBA students who are simultaneously holding down careers.

Published: 19 May 2017

How introverted managers can best interact with extroverted employees

In an article for Thinkers 50, Desautels Professor Karl Moore discusses how introverted managers can best direct extroverts.

A major part of it comes down to the way introverts listen: whereas extroverts tend to listen in an active way, interacting and gesturing as they do so, introverts are passive listeners, which can come across as rejection.

Published: 19 May 2017

Connectivity is more than a smartphone and online access

A recent article in Graphic Arts makes the point that the word “connectivity” brings to mind images of smartphones and online transactions, but that according to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, net-based communications do a poor job of building real interpersonal relationships.

Published: 18 May 2017