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Sorry Mr. Sinatra - I Have Had Quite Few Regrets in 2012 - And That is Good

No regrets, none at all. Over the last couple of years I have read a number of retiring CEOs asked by various newspapers whether they have had any regrets, all that I read said they had no regrets.  My initial reaction was to roll my eyes; I found this a bit much because in my career, I have and have had many regrets. -Article by Karl Moore Read full article: Forbes, December 31, 2012

Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Is offering employees emotional help part of a manager's job?

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Martin Kilduff, professor at the University of Cambridge. Watch interview: The Globe and Mail, December 12, 2012

Published on : 13 Dec 2012

Appeal of MBA continues to grow

Though the number of GMAT test-takers from UAE citizens continued it’s decline in 2012, the appeal of an MBA from one of the world’s leading business schools continues to grow across the GCC, as young professionals look to stand out in the job market.

Published on : 12 Dec 2012

What LeBron James can teach us about being a game changer

In professional basketball, the phrase “game changer” refers to a player who revolutionized how a position was played. Examples include Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and, most recently, LeBron James. Russell, Chamberlain, and Jabbar redefined the role of the center, both offensively and defensively. Before them, the paint was an easier place to score baskets. When they made the art of the blocked shot look common, they changed the way the opposing offensive was run. Michael Jordan changed what the shooting guard position looked like.

Published on : 12 Dec 2012

Putting the ‘wow’ in bread

It’s all about wow. Walk into any one of 20 Première Moisson bakeries, smell the bread, and take in the carefully aligned buttery brioches, the meticulously stacked nut and grain breads, the rows of patés and salads and prepared foods and, standing straight as soldiers, a never-ending supply of baguettes, white and whole wheat and sundry other varieties and sigh and go “wow.” … Première Moisson entered the market at the perfect time, says Min Ha Hwang, a McGill professor who specializes in retailing.

Published on : 12 Dec 2012

MBA student Alicia Cooper awarded Development Needs Scholarship

MBA student Alicia Cooper was awarded the Development Needs Scholarship by the Ministry of Public Administration of Trinidad and Tobago.

Published on : 11 Dec 2012

Anita Nowak and Jeff Baikowitz receive Quebec Notable Awards

Anita Nowak (BCom’97, PhD’11), Integrating Director, Social Economy Initiative (SEI), and Jeff Baikowitz, Chairman, SEI Leadership Council, are winners of the inaugural Quebec Notable Awards in the Education and Social Good categories, respectively. The winners were honoured at the Awards gala on December 6, 2012 at the Montreal Science Centre.

Published on : 10 Dec 2012

MD/MBA student Jordan Isenberg receives Dave Williams Leadership Award

MD/MBA student Jordan Isenberg is the co-winner of the Dave Williams Leadership Award 2012, granted by the McGill Faculty of Medicine. This award serves to recognize Jordan’s public policy works on the Quebec provincial, Canadian national and UN international scenes, where he exemplifies principles of leadership: setting direction, motivating & aligning people, building value and modeling the way.

Published on : 10 Dec 2012

The seven Canadian B-schools that employers like best

Seven Canadian business schools have made the list of 39 “elite global” institutions sought out by international employers who hire MBA graduates, according to a new survey.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2012

Professor Nancy Adler honoured by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP)

Professor Nancy Adler has been selected by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) as an honoree at the Legends of Diversity Dinner. The dinner will take place during the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals 2nd Annual Conference, August 6-9, 2013 in Montreal. The theme of the conference is “International Insights and Innovation.” Professor Adler will be honoured for her work’s impact on the diversity and inclusion movement across the globe.

Published on : 10 Dec 2012

Why Canadian retailers are a productivity bright spot

Retail is one of the toughest sectors out there: Customers are fickle, margins are often razor thin and competition is fierce. … Karl Moore, professor in the faculty of management at McGill University in Montreal, said Canada’s strong economy makes it an attractive country for foreign retailers to enter.

Published on : 06 Dec 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How to invigorate your company with an outsider's view

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Mary Yoko Brannen, new Jarislowsky Chair of the University of Victoria. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, December 4, 2012 

Published on : 06 Dec 2012

Montréal Exchange Announces the 2012 University Partnership Awards

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group Limited and Canada's derivatives exchange, today announced the winners of the 2012 University Partnership Awards. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with TMX Group's Board of Directors reception held last evening at the MX.

Published on : 06 Dec 2012

Young People Stop Just Texting Me And Give Me A Call Once In A While! PLZ Part Deux

This week is the 20th anniversary of the 1st text. As a middle aged person I have mixed feeling about this. I can’t decide if it’s got worst or maybe better. This week I got messages by text, email, Twitter, Facebook, voice mail, phone, cell phone, in person and a fax! The fax brought back some fond memories – it’s been a while.

Published on : 06 Dec 2012

The Art of the MBA

Over the past decade or so it’s become accepted in the business education world that some of the best value that MBA students get from a year or two in the classroom comes not from their chosen school’s academics but from their peers. This is why all of the leading international schools have worked hard to build classes that often look like mini-United Nations, embracing representatives from almost every nationality and ethnicity under the sun.

Published on : 04 Dec 2012