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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Advice for leaders: Be yourself and focus on your strengths

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University talks to five senior women leaders about the nature of leadership today. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, January 8, 2013

Published on : 10 Jan 2013

Quebec tenor stages 'vocal cord strike'

The Opéra de Montréal is set to stage Die Fledermaus on Jan. 26, but the singer the company bills as "the prince of Quebec tenors," Marc Hervieux, is refusing to sing during rehearsals, which began this week. Hervieux says he is on a "vocal cord strike," upset with the posters advertising Johann Strauss II's Viennese operetta, known in French as La Chauve-Souris and in English as The Bat.

Published on : 10 Jan 2013

Montreal-born billionaire hints at run for New York mayor

Billionaire press baron Mortimer Zuckerman (LLD’11), the Montreal-born former rival of Conrad Black, says he is being encouraged to run for New York mayor — by the man who holds the title. “I would love to be in that job,” said Mr. Zuckerman in a New York Times article Monday hinting that current Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a fellow billionaire media magnate — was considering the 75-year-old as a potential successor.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

MBA : HEC et McGill des premiers de classe en Amérique du Nord

Selon le site Bestmasters.com, les HEC et McGill viennent au premier rang en Amérique du Nord pour leur programme conjoint EMBA. Ils ont devancé nul autre que l’Université de Californie à Berkeley et l’Université Northwestern, en banlieue de Chicago. La Faculté Desautels en management de l’Université McGill se classe pour sa part au troisième rang en Amérique du Nord dans la catégorie des programmes de MBA réguliers derrière l’Université Harvard, à Boston, et le MIT Sloan School of Management, également à Boston.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Business School and Brazil – a winning combination?

As one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, and with a shortage of internationally trained managerial talent, Brazil should have been a priority market for North American and European business schools in the past fifteen years. But many of those schools have mainly looked to the east rather than the south, focusing on the likes of China, India and Singapore for their MBA recruitment, joint programs, and even campus development.

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Published on : 04 Jan 2013

The Person Inside the Present: Narcissists Buy to Big Themselves Up

Christmas is around the corner and many of us will be thinking of what to buy our loved ones (or ourselves) this festive holiday. But what is the psychology behind gift-giving? Early results from research led by Dr Aiden Gregg from the University of Southampton, have shown that people with narcissistic tendencies want to purchase products, both for others and for themselves, that positively distinguish them -- that is, that make them stand out from the crowd.

Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Three profs suggest nine good business reads

If you’ve wanted to catch up on some business reading and will actually have time over the holiday season, here are some suggestions from three Canadian business professors. … Jui Ramaprasad, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Billionaire Mort Zuckerman Pledges $200 Million To Mental Health Research

The state of preventative mental health care in the U.S. has been thrust onto the national scene in recent days, after the monstrous murder of 27 people including 20 children in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. While it is not clear what motivated the lone gunman or from what disease he suffered, if any, few think he could have been right in his head.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: CN's Claude Mongeau and his vision for the railway's future

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Claude Mongeau, MBA’88, CEO of the Canadian National Railway (CN). Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, December 18, 2012

Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Team-building lessons from the emergency room

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Amy Edmonson, a professor at Harvard Business School, about using medical context - such as the ER - to solve other business challenges. Watch full interview: The Globe and Mail, December 31, 2012

Published on : 02 Jan 2013

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