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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.

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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.

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Published: 29 May 2017

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA offers yearly aboriginal scholarship

Every year, the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program offers a $50,000 scholarship for aboriginal managers. The first recipient of the scholarship was Mi’kmaq urban councillor Manon Jeanotte in 2014. Her EMBA experience prompted her to make a successful run for chief of the Gespeng Mik’maq Nation in 2015.

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Published: 29 May 2017

Desautels Dean on Montreal as a college town, international students, and the McGill advantage

When Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou started as Desautels Dean nearly two years ago, she immediately began work on a strategic plan and started to get to know the people who make up the faculty.

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Published: 26 May 2017

Law firm founded by Desautels alumna awarded for excellence

On May 23rd, the Malaysia Canada Business Council’s 25th anniversary Business Excellence Awards Gala took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This year’s awards recognized companies that have been transformative in the Malaysian market, and which have helped strengthen Malaysian-Canadian trade.

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Published: 26 May 2017

GCPA raffle raises over $1,000 for West Island flood victims

The GCPA program raised a total of $1,515 through a raffle to support the Canadian Red Cross and victims of the West Island floods.

The winner was a second-year GCPA student, Steffi Nguonly, who announced that she too would be donating her winnings in support of the same cause.

Thank you to all members of the #DesautelsFamily who purchased raffle tickets and helped make the initiative a success!

Published: 26 May 2017

Management and leadership panel features three McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumni

HEC Montreal Associate Professor Cyrille Sardais recently led a panel on leadership and management in today’s business world, specifically seen from a female perspective.

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Published: 24 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.

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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.

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Published: 24 May 2017

Company selected for this UbiMobility 2017 has McGill-HEC EMBA connection

UbiMobility is a program run by Bpifrance and Business France to give companies in the connected and autonomous car space a leg up in the United States. The program can boast several successes: Of the 16 startups from the 2015 and 2016 editions, 11 have opened US operations.

Among the 2017 startups, is CS Communications and Systems Canada, which is developing a software validation method for embedded systems that promises to reduce testing costs and speed up the process.

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Published: 24 May 2017

Toward a New Bretton Woods Agreement

Desautels Professor of Finance, Reuven Brenner, was recently published in American Affairs Journal, a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought.

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Published: 23 May 2017

Dobson Cup winners turn food waste into gourmet mushrooms

Myco-Rise is a Montreal-area startup that uses food waste and vermicomposting to grow gourmet mushrooms for local restaurants and individuals.

The company definitely marches to its own drum: while other startup founders might dream of geographical expansion right out of the gate, Myco-Rise is consolidating its position as a Montreal-specific mushroom supplier, planning instead to expand into modular production, medicinal mushrooms, and maybe even mushroom beer.

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Published: 23 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.

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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.

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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.

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Published: 18 May 2017

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