Today’s leaders don’t only face managerial and business challenges. There are geopolitical, social, and environmental obstacles too. The way they respond will define their organization’s success. In 2003, Prof. Henry Mintzberg provided a framework for leadership in the modern global economy when he published “The Five Mindsets of a Manager” in the Harvard Business Review.
Business has an important role in the economy, and in shaping culture. Businesses set the norms, and can foster inclusivity. McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) recently took steps to help 2sLGBTQIA+ people do this by launching a scholarship of up to $10,000 USD for leaders actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion in their organization, communities, country, or region.
After two years as the President and CEO of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), Jacques Farcy (EMBA’21) is assuming the same titles at the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), a Quebec government crown corporation that sells and distributes alcohol. “I am very enthusiastic about the prospect of contributing to the SAQ’s development and working with each member of the great SAQ team, to satisfy each and every customer on a daily basis and generate value for Quebec,” Farcy said in a press release.
Three more teams at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management have been recognized for their exceptional commitment to sustainable workplace practices. The IT Customer Service department and the Bachelor of Commerce program have both earned Bronze Certifications, while the McGill Executive Institute earned a Silver Certification. Eleven teams across McGill University joined the Sustainable Workplace Certification program hosted by the McGill Office of Sustainability, five of which are from the Faculty of Management.
There are many ways of looking at the world, and we can all benefit by looking at it from a different perspective. McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers has been helping business leaders understand different mindsets for more than 25 years, writes Ian Wylie in the Financial Times. It delivers education at universities in five countries, including Lancaster University in the UK. There, they learn about the reflective mindset of local Quakers.
About thirty managers and entrepreneurs attended a recent McGill Mini-MBA course in Matane, Quebec. It was the first time this type of course has been delivered in one of Quebec’s regions beyond Montreal and was the brainchild of local businessman François Rioux (MBA’10). “When you are on-location, you can see the energy and better understand the stakes, the challenges, and the successes,” says Eric Saine, the Executive Director of McGill Executive Education. That’s exactly what we wanted to do at McGill – to be a bridge that links communities.
This time of crisis has thrown into question how we communicate, get things done, think about the future, and even how we reflect inwardly to make sense of it all.
To help support our global learning community, the McGill Executive Institute launched in summer 2020 a free online micro-learning series called Level Up.
Its objective is to look at the latest thought leadership around people, performance, processes, strategies and self-management.
We know first-hand that managers are facing more disruptions than ever before. One of the biggest questions that companies are asking themselves today is how they can adapt to today's new reality—a challenge we have also had to face.
McGill Executive Institute has been working hard not only to offer our most popular programs online but also to create an impactful virtual experience for our participants. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that our Mini-MBA Series will be offered online!
McGill Executive Institute is pleased to offer a series of micro-learning modules for professionals seeking quickly to acquire key insights in an online format.
The Level Up | Free Live Webinar Series will provide you with the opportunity to interface with top tier subject matter experts on relevant topics to provide you with best practices and knowledge that are applicable to your day-to-day.
Join our global online community of learners!