The recent economic downturn, Wall Street debacle and string of ethical and moral scandal surrounding a number of prominent business leaders has led some observers to question the value and focus of vocationally oriented, pragmatic education programs such as business education and, particularly the MBA. The importance of a Liberal Education is once again gaining some attention.
The concept of leadership is always a big one in the nonprofit sector, and the facts of a looming retirement binge, as well as changes in the landscape, make the development of top-notch managers more important.
In his book “Simply Managing” Henry Mintzberg writes about efforts to help in the development of management in a variety of setting. He offers a look at the ideas that lie behind these efforts.
When Facebook announced its astounding $19bn takeover of 55-employee WhatsApp, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and other tech startup hubs around the world were shocked.
... For managers, there are three important takeaways. First, focus on surprises — large and small — for the information it can reveal about what we are doing. The great management scholar Henry Mintzberg once said that managers should only pay attention to the unexpected. Imagine how much free time would open up if we really followed that advice?
Tired of the rush and stress of dinner time? Is meal preparation a hassle? Leora Berkovic, graduating student from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, will present tips on how you can plan ahead to make meal preparation stress free as you have more time to spend with your family and ensure everyone is eating a well balance diet.
DCL candidate Edin Hodžić will be defending his thesis, "The (not so) gentle civilizer of consociations?: International human rights law and the challenges of group political rights", which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Mark Antaki.
The Faculty of Dentistry is currently conducting a search for two non-tenure clinical-track positions; one in Periodontics and the other one for the Continuing Dental Education Program. Candidates must submit their applications, as per the instructions provided on the advertisements, by April
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Don't go talking "real world" with Henry Mintzberg. It's a silly term that drives him mad, especially when management skills are at stake.
"The word 'real world' is a red flag for me," says Mintzberg, McGill University's John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. "Real world is out there. You don't simulate a real world. We don't play business in our classroom."
Ms. Jeffrey is the Principal Oboist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.