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Teaching the business of sustainability

A team led by Steve Maguire, Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) , has been named winner of the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Integration of Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, for conceiving and implementing the new Managing for Sustainability Major and Concentration (MSUS) programs for Bachelor of Commerce students at McGill.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Desautels celebrates 50 years of MBA impact

After 2,000 votes, a trio of distinguished alumni took home the title of Top MBA Impact Maker at the MBA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on May 23: Seymour Schulich, MBA’65, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author; Bertrand Cesvet, MBA’88, Executive Chairman and Senior Partner, Sid Lee; and the 2013 Hult Prize team.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

McGill Dobson Cup awards $100,000 to promising start-ups

After three months of mentorship and start-up plan pitches, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship rewarded over $100,000 in cash and other prizes to the winners of the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition. Read full article: McGill Reporter, June 4, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

We’ve lost control of our own game

Written by Professors Henry Mintzberg and Karl Moore We Canadians may be tough guys on the ice, but off it, we’re wimps. We have allowed ourselves to lose control of our own game. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, June 4, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Staying in the Know

In an era of information overload, getting the right information remains a challenge for time-pressed executives. Is it time to overhaul your personal knowledge infrastructure? ... We are not the first researchers to make this claim. More than 40 years ago, organizational theorist Henry Mintzberg suggested that information was central to managerial work and that the most important managerial roles revolved around information (monitoring, disseminating and acting as a spokesperson).

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Why you should let your company show emotion

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 speak to Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, June 2, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

‘Quebec Inc.’ goes on a global buying binge: Why ‘La belle province’ is expanding beyond North America

Quebec premier Philippe Couillard just wrapped up a four-day European trip that doubled as an opportunity to invite Pope Francis to Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, and a chance to reiterate why the province should play a bigger role on the global stage. ... “When an industry is global, you have to compete everywhere in order to compete anywhere,” said Omar Toulan, an associate professor at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

The first blind graduate from Mcgill Desautels Faculty of Management shares his story

Featuring Thibault Trancart, BCom'15 and Fiona, guide dog. View full video: Breafast Television, June 1, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Business Monday: New President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados elected

NEW president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), Lisa Padmore , has promised not to shy away from continuing to voice ICAB’s opinion on matters of national importance. Read full article: The Barbados Advocate, June 1, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Money and politics part 1 - Henry Mintzberg

One hears a lot about balance in politics these days. About finding the right balance between the economy and environmental protections. The right balance between security and civil liberties. The right balance between the rights of victims of crime, and compassion and rehabilitation for the offender. The right balance between tax cuts and government spending, and a balanced budget. It might not take a great deal of cynicism to suggest that after the political calculations have been done, the balance rarely works out to 50-50.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Doyenne, Faculté de Gestion Desautels, Université McGill

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou deviendra doyenne de la Faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill à compter de janvier 2016. Read full article: Les Affaires, May 30, 2015

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

CEO Series - Heather Munroe-Blum

Karl Moore speaks with Principal emerita Heather Munroe-Blum, on leadership and her ten years as Principal of McGill: Heather Munroe-Blum had a formative childhood. Raised by her single mother and suffering from Polio, she has a deep appreciation for the public services Canada provides. Her background in social work and epidemiology has afforded her a colorful and varied career in education, research and wealth management. She is symbolic of strong female leadership and has left her mark on McGill, and the Canadian higher education system as a whole.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Move over – I’m smarter! What do today’s leaders need to know about managing tomorrow’s leaders?

Written by François Moscovici I’ve just returned from McGill University where I participated in a debate about Millennials and loyalty. Gen Yers typically get bad press: they are seen as smart and connected but fickle and hard to please. So what do we, as leaders, need to know and do to engage and retain them?

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

A Guide for CMOs on Corporate Social Responsibility

Written by Melissa Sonberg Historically, corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity was concerned with brand building, not ROI. It was the old philanthropic model: people with resources, power, and access choosing to donate or share assets. Today, brands are putting a heightened importance on creating more than just goodwill with new initiatives, and that puts chief marketing officers front and center in this new era of strategic social responsibility.

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Honorary Doctorate

NR Narayana Murthy will receive an honorary doctorate from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada on May 28. Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys Ltd, will be acknowledged for his accomplishments in business and dedication to fairer wealth distribution.  Read full article: The Times of India, May 25, 2015

Published on : 04 Jun 2015