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Catering startup nourishes McGill MBA’s soul

Wed, 2016-07-06 11:12

This story is the 10th in a series that features students and graduates who are using their MBAs and EMBAs in unique fields other than the traditional ones of finance or consulting.

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How to best manage teams at work to improve efficiency

Wed, 2016-07-06 11:09

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 be in Vancouver with a former colleague from McGill who is now at INSEAD, Mark Mortensen.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, July 4, 2016 

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We never see Trump or Brexit coming because we drown in data and biases

Wed, 2016-07-06 11:07

Markets were sent reeling after Britain’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union. Less discussed in the analysis that followed this result was what lessons we can all take from our collective failure to predict it. The Brexit shock is a perfect instance of two crucial decision-making failure modes: overreliance on data and the presence of biases.

...Mike Ross and Davide Pisanu are co-founders and Blanche Ajarrista is an analyst at Montreal-based boutique consulting firm Juniper.

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EXplorance Announces Three Executive Appointments to Further Growth

Wed, 2016-07-06 11:03

eXplorance, the leading provider of Learning Experience Management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its executive team, cementing its commitment to continuous improvement and growth. Marc Lamy joins eXplorance as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Charles Assaf as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Dr. Yeona Jang as Executive VP, Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO).

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2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award - Emeritus Prof. John J. Jonas

Wed, 2016-07-06 11:00

Emeritus Prof. John J. Jonas - Winner of the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award

Congratulations to Prof. Jonas on receiving this award in recognition of research contributions and leadership in materials science.   The presentation of this award will take place during the TMS Spring Meeting to be held in San Diego from 26th February – 2nd March 2017.

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4 Things You Must Do Before Retirement

Wed, 2016-07-06 09:59

Rather than slipping quietly into retirement, managers should create new opportunities toward the end of their careers, Professor Mary Dean Lee from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University suggests.

Professor Lee and her research team interviewed 100 executives and managers who had recently retired or were actively considering it and HR professionals from 24 companies to explore the different paths taken to retirement today. 

Read full article: PALife, June 30, 2016 

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Canada’s great auto slide

Wed, 2016-07-06 09:57

Since the recession of 2008 and 2009, increasing concern has been expressed by politicians, union leaders and analysts concerning the decline of manufacturing in Canada. Indeed, during the past half-century, the share of manufacturing as a percentage of Canadian GDP has declined from just under 25 percent to 10 percent. The declines are also recorded when measured by employment levels or the number of new auto assembly plants.

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Soft skills for competitive leadership

Wed, 2016-07-06 09:53

Twenty-first century leadership needs more than just having a qualification, but special skills that one can work on. Leadership is complex to those who lead from a control or autocratic standpoint. It’s rewarding to those who understand people, communication, learning, serving and other soft skills. 

Read full article: Newsday, July 2, 2016 

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Reverse mentoring: who's the learner?

Wed, 2016-07-06 09:50

From boosting retention to bridging the generation gap, reverse mentoring is brimming with potential. 

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Rising MBA tuition fees fail to damage demand

Wed, 2016-07-06 09:44

Six years ago McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management took the unprecedented decision for a Canadian business school to raise its MBA fees to a level that would make the course self-funding.

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