In response to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s oft-quoted assertion that that no direct link exists between leadership education and business success, an article for HR Magazine argues that business schools can indeed prepare the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
According to new research conducted by Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin, employees who conform to workplace values that they do not necessarily believe in are more likely to be less engaged at work, or even burn out.
“Managers should encourage employees to voice their opinions without fear of repercussions.
They should create a comfortable work environment and clearly communicate that disagreements can actually be good for business”, advises Prof. Hewlin.
The Laurentian Bank of Canada recently revealed that they will have to buy back up to $300 million in loans issued to clients, realising that its vetting practices were not applied thoroughly enough.
Nevertheless, experts, such as Desautels Professor Mo Chaudhury, maintain that these issues are not rampant in the Canadian banking system and that the country is not on the brink of a mortgage crisis comparable to what unfolded in the U.S.
In the next few days, the Trump administration will likely release its first National Security Strategy (NSS). In the lead-up to publication, many are turning to academic perspectives, such as those put forward by Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, to evaluate its viability.
Current MBA trends reveal that an increased number of American students are declining offers from domestic MBA programs in favor of Canadian ones.
Part of the appeal lies in Canada’s diversity, which current Desautels MBA student Jessica Erdman greatly appreciates.
Jonathan Goodman, BA'89, LLB'93, MBA'94
President & CEO, Knight Therapeutics Inc
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Congratulations to Geneviève Auclair (EMBA’17) who received a Meritorious Service Decoration from the Governor General of Canada this week.
As a physician, Geneviève is recognized for spearheading a successful campaign to recruit health care professionals to the Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Nunavik. This initiative also helped introduce local youth to potential careers as doctors, nurses, and technicians.
Thanks to a student-led fundraiser, a group of BCom students recently presented a Catchbox to the Desautels Faculty of Management in honour of Professor Sujata Madan.
Catchbox is a soft microphone that is designed to be thrown among an audience to increase engagement and participation.
This initiative was a way for students to thank a professor who continually inspires them.
From a lunch counter that opened in the 1950s, to a hotel business that comprises fourteen properties, and counting, the Germain hotels and family, including Marie Pier Germain (EMBA’16), share insight into running a booming family business across generations.
A student may pursue an MBA degree for many reasons beyond simply advancing his or her career.
As Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing at Desautels shares, this can include the desire to develop strong business skills to complement technical abilities.
Other reasons listed include: growing a network, gaining international exposure, and making a difference in society.
Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs around the world are heeding the call for more sustainable food sources. Among them is the Aspire Food Group, which has recently doubled its production of crickets for human consumption at its Texas farm.
And they are not the only ones to recognise the value of insects as food. The edible bug business is booming, with a global market of $33 million in 2015, according to the research firm Global Market Insights, which expects it to grow 40 percent by 2023.
In an article for The Globe and Mail, Desautels Professor Ashesh Mukherjee delves into the hidden costs of living online, which can include the temptation to overspend on holiday shopping.
If human psychology dictates that we are predisposed to overspending, the rise of e-commerce only facilitates this. Rather than succumbing to the lures of consumerism, Prof. Mukherjee suggests spending the holidays volunteering, which leads to deeper feelings of satisfaction.
Brian Athaide (BCom’89) is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-president of Human Resources/Information Technology at Andrew Peller Limited.
In a recent interview, he shares what it was like to immigrate to Canada as a child, the change of heart that led him to delve deeper into business, and his most recent role in the wine and spirits industry.
While his life and career have led him to live in twelve countries around the world, there is no place like Canada, for Athaide, who deeply appreciates its diversity and inclusiveness.
Rapid technological advancement is disrupting the status quo across numerous domains, including in agriculture and food markets.
In response, the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) and the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) are hosting a series of relevant executive development programs from December 5-6.
Richard Despatie (BCom’16) has been named to the National Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE). He is among the top-three writers in Ontario of the Common Final Exam.
Written in September, the CFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses competencies including essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics, and the ability to communicate.