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A month-by-month recap of 2014’s quirkiest news stories
From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.
When you think of a leader you most likely think of a loud, outgoing, take-charge personality. But not all leaders fit that mould. McGill business professor Karl Moore talks with Peter Tardif about the hidden strengths of introverts on the job.
Listen to the full interview: CBC, December 31, 2014
Personnalités humanisme et accomplissement personnel
En mai dernier, Olivier Babin a obtenu une note parfaite de 45/45 pour l'ensemble de ses examens finaux au Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Il est le deuxième étudiant à réussir cet exploit en 30 ans d'existence du programme de baccalauréat international. Il poursuit ses études à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill, avec un baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il reçoit aussi une prestigieuse bourse Greville Smith, l'une des plus importantes bourses d'admission à McGill.
Now we can call a MOOC for what it is: Missed Opportunity for Online Collaboration. Otherwise known as the Massive Online Open Course, the MOOC possesses a major downside – students get flexibility and independence in their studies, and even the freedom to learn – usually for free – while wearing nothing but last week’s underwear, but usually work without the benefit of team-based collaboration.
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 Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School.
Read full tarnscript: The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2014
Governments that fail to account for analysis of terrorists' personal information in allocating their defence budgets risk increased damage from terrorist attacks, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management finds.
... Professor Mehmet Gumus and his PhD student Dr. Nikoofal find that there are two types of terrorists; either organised or unorganised. Organised terrorists observe the behaviours of governments and defence measures in place before they carry out an attack, while unorganised terrorists act without such planning.
Forty years ago, Henry Mintzberg, of McGill University, asked the simple question: “What do managers do?”
To Mintzberg managers were not just corporate CEOs but also “vice presidents, bishops, foremen, hockey coaches and prime ministers”—people with “formal authority” for some kind of “organizational unit.”
Read full article: Government Executive, January 8, 2015
Written by DaHee Han
You’d be right in thinking that shame and guilt are negative emotions, but they can actually be used to create successful marketing campaigns. What marketers really need to know is that both emotions have different effects on consumers.
Read full article: Digital Marketing, January 9, 2015
Industry leaders have been reacting to the news that the US Congress has voted overwhelmingly in favor or reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for six years. The vote stalled before Christmas after a senator objected but passed through both houses of Congress on Wednesday.
... Meanwhile an academic has warned that policies on protecting locations need to be more flexible. Professor Mehmet Gumus of Desautels Faculty of Management says that governments need to allow funds for analysis of terrorists’ behaviours.
Congratulations to all of those who participated and supported our 2015 Jeux du Commerce delegation
Winning 6 distinctive podiums, the academic teams cummulatively placed Desautels in the 3rd spot of the academic ranking:
2nd place in Debate: Djavan Habel-Thurton, Evan Weiser, Justin Kieran, and Jade Vaillancourt.
3rd place in Marketing : Manuel Gobeille-Leblanc, Rachel Burk, and Louisa Guo.
3rd place in Operations Management: Asma Diallo, Thalia Duhamel, and Francois Boisvert.
2nd place Human Resources: Graydon Clerk, Elie Lubendo, and Kangni Chen.
24 Desautels undergraduate accounting students recently received scholarships from the Order of CPAs of Quebec!
Congratulations to Gabriel Alary, Marc-André Benoit, Jenny Bradley-Tessier, Michael Cohen, Richard Despatie, Luisa Di Benedetto, Nicolas Glaudemans, Kaihua He, Nathaniel Kirsh, Christina Kontaxis, Cédric Lalonde-McNicoll, Elizabeth Lefebvre, Antoine Legault, Patrick Lorange, Matthew Minuk, Marc-Benoit Roch, Adam Shapiro, Sebastian Soch, Arina Tcherniavskaia, Xinning Zheng and Kaixin Zheng for receiving 21 of the 100 scholarships awarded in Quebec based on academic performance and extra-curricular involvement.
Officials say they've located bodies and debris from the missing AirAsia Flight. Homerun's Morgan Dunlop talked to Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University, about how its disappearance compares to that of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Watch full video: CBC, December 30, 2014
The problem is not that Bombardier Inc. played a complex shell game since at least 2010 by refinancing and redirecting US$500 million of its financing activities to Luxembourg, a notorious tax haven.
... Ken Lester, adjunct professor of finance at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said in an interview that “this is a social thing we have to resolve.”
When your correspondent entered the leadership field in the early nineties, not long after starting work as a middle manager, the economy was rebounding from a recession and a new buzz around leadership was emerging. Fueled by the writings of a growing cast of respected thinkers, this buzz not only re-introduced the writings of such luminaries as Peter Drucker, Mary Parker Follett and Jay Forrester, but also sought to explore the interconnection between leadership and management.