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A concept for a world free of political bullies

Wed, 2017-03-01 10:51

In an op-ed piece for the Globe and Mail, Desautels’ Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies Henry Mintzberg decries what he calls our “era of bullies,” naming Trump, Putin and other strong-arm politicians as examples, and asks if we really have to put up with this.

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Ben Tiggelaar deel 3: ‘We moeten de cultuur van kleine bedrijven koesteren en stimuleren’

Wed, 2017-02-15 11:29

MT presenteert een serie video's waarin managementtrainer Ben Tiggelaar waardevolle tips over management weggeeft. In deze video spreekt hij over de 'adhocratie' van Henry Mintzberg.

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Professor Henry Mintzberg on meaningful protest in the age of Trump

Thu, 2017-02-02 11:21

These days, it seems that there’s a new protest erupting every minute. But in the new reality of the day, are old-school demonstrations and marches enough? And really, were they ever? Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, Henry Mintzberg of Desautels makes the case that taking one’s cues from legendary organizer and Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky might be the way to go: You tear down a bully by using ridicule and unexpected actions that said bully doesn’t know how to deal with.

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Is Your Government Politically Pathological?

Thu, 2017-01-19 11:31

Long before the post-election political maelstrom we’re now experiencing in the U.S. and in many countries around the world, I wrote about four types of organizational political arenas.

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CITY DIARY: Is glamorous ex-Thomas Cook chief Harriet Green angling for a damehood?

Tue, 2017-01-17 10:29

Glamorous ex-Thomas Cook chief Harriet Green, 55, now an executive at technology giant IBM, says gushingly of our Prime Minister: 'May is exciting, a grown-up, the right person at the right time to negotiate with Europe. 

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Some principles for creating a ‘Sharing Sheffield’

Thu, 2017-01-12 11:51

...Brave Leadership: Geo politics shocked the world in 2016.  One of the more positive resuIts has been an increase in powerful, thoughtful leadership from many different places. Henry Mintzberg has written an excellent call to action post and there was one particular tweet which stood out for me over the US elections written by J.K. Rowling.

Read full article: Croakey, January 12, 2017

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Our Favorite MBA Professors Of 2016

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:19

Henry Mintzberg: The first rule of academia: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Mintzberg did just that in 2004, when he authored Managers Not MBAs. The premise? MBA programs were teaching management backwards by focusing on science over craft and experience. “In management, if you don’t have the practice, the science doesn’t take you very far,” he told Poets&Quants. “And if you leave the MBA program with the impression that you can manage, you tend to lean on technique and numbers, and so you’ve got all kinds of people mismanaging because of that.”

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The best thing I read all year — 2016

Mon, 2017-01-09 11:28

Business school professors share the books and articles that changed their outlook.

Henry Mintzberg, John Cleghorn professor of management studies, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management

I love to read books, and usually I have one that I am reading but I haven’t even given myself a chance to do that recently because of what has been going on with the US election. Instead, I have been consumed by the commentary in The New York Times international edition. 

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Whither MBAs? Rigour, relevance and results

Fri, 2017-01-06 13:32

An MBA has always been a sought-after qualification among managers. It has been hailed as a competency builder on one hand and hacked as a money spinner for mushrooming institutions. 
I read with interest the constructively critical insights by Dr. Rakesh Khurana on elite Harvard MBA. It reminded me of Henry Mintzberg, the veteran management thinker who was also critical about the typical MBAs on offer.  

Read full article: Daily Financial Times, December 19, 2016 

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Professor Henry Mintzberg Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Tue, 2016-11-29 12:42

Professor Henry Mintzberg was conferred the honorary degree of "Doctor Oeconomiae Honoris Causa" from the University of Economics, Prague on November 11, 2016. The award recognizes Professor Mintzberg’s influence as a leading thinker in the field of Management, as well as the far-reaching impact of his work.

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Read full article: VŠE Bulletin

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