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When Do Artists Make Good Entrepreneurs? Lessons From Joan Jett

We often try to hire people who are self-starters, who will work for us as if they own the business. The risk of finding such a person is that they may one day leave us to start their own company.

Published: 13 Nov 2014

Êtes-vous valeur ou croissance?

Préférez-vous les valeurs sous-évaluées, voire délaissées, ou les titres qui croissent plus rapidement que le marché? Valeur ou croissance? Vos choix d'investissement trahissent probablement votre âge et votre sexe.

Published: 13 Nov 2014

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.

Published: 13 Nov 2014

The Government of Canada Supports CEIM's Québec Innovation Project - New partnership with the Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal to help incubate and grow McGill-based start-ups

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) was at Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal this morning to announce a funding contribution of up to $ 6.2 million over the next five years to support the launch of CEIM's Québec Innovationproject.

Published: 13 Nov 2014

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: 13 Nov 2014

Université McGill: trois nouveautés en commerce

Cette année, le baccalauréat en commerce de l'Université McGill offre trois nouveautés destinées aux étudiants désireux de nourrir leur conscience sociale.

... Première chose à noter, l'ajout de la majeure Managing for Sustainability, ou «gérer dans une optique de développement durable». Celle-ci jumelle des études en gestion avec un apprentissage des sciences environnementales et de la gestion durable. Elle est offerte conjointement avec l'École d'environnement et le département de géographie.

Published: 13 Nov 2014

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: 13 Nov 2014

Le bonheur, la dépendance à soi-même

Dans la société nord-américaine, beaucoup de gens misent sur le couple pour être heureux. La relation amoureuse devient le baromètre de leur vie, un passage obligé dans l’évaluation de leur réussite en tant qu’être humain. Or, cette dépendance à l’autre pour être heureux amène bien souvent son lot de déception, de souffrance, d’anxiété et de stress.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

¿Queremos una universidad burocrática o innovadora?

En los últimos años hemos asistido a una serie de cambios en la universidad española, entre los que destaca su creciente burocratización. Si bien es verdad que cuando hace una década se propusieron e introdujeron medidas que subrayaban la meritocracia, o promulgaban mejorar y normalizar en cierta medida los procesos de trabajo a través de organismos como la ANECA, en general estas fueron muy bien recibidas por la comunidad universitaria.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

Goodfellow Announces the Appointment of Mr. Denis Fraser as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Goodfellow Inc. (TSX: GDL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Denis Fraser as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2014.

... Mr. Fraser is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of the MBA program at McGill University. He also completed the Advanced Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

The default mode for managers needs a reset

Grayson Perry, the transvestite artist, took aim last month at "default man": the cabal of white, middle-class, heterosexual, middle-aged males who run the British establishment.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

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: 11 Nov 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall—a triumph for capitalism?

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago; hence we are now hearing a good deal about it. We are not, however, hearing much about the adverse impact this has been having on so many lives ever since. While the collapse of the wall freed the East Berliners of the shackles of communism, vast numbers of people around the world have since been shackled by another dogma, thanks to a misunderstanding of what brought that wall down. 

Published: 11 Nov 2014

Ingénieurs: du laboratoire au marché

[McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition, Second Place Winner in For Profit track: LifePack is a light-weight, powerfully insulating, environmentally-friendly shipping container for temperature sensitive medical materials.  Compared to current shipping methods, LifePak reduces packaging waste by 50% and shipping costs by up to 35%.] 

Published: 10 Nov 2014

Can an EMBA Help an Entrepreneur?

From the time it was first conceived in 1943 by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Executive MBA has traditionally been a degree offered by large corporations to their top executives. Times have changed though and, especially over the last decade, the background of the typical EMBA participant is no longer reserved for corporate climbers. Doctors, lawyers, NGO professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs often make up today’s EMBA cohorts alongside more traditional demographics.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

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