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Women at business school

Nancy Adler is an artist and professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill in Canada. Since joining the school in 1990, she has taught through the medium of art. She now teaches a three-day global leadership course called Redefining Success that encourages MBA students to appreciate beauty and not just financial wealth. Read full article: Financial Times, November 26, 2012

Published on : 27 Nov 2012

Dubé to World Health Summit: More collaboration needed to tackle non-communicable diseases

Addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin in October, Professor Laurette Dubé warned that the current dominant approach to combating an exploding global epidemic of diabetes and heart disease is too narrowly focused to succeed.

Published on : 27 Nov 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The CEO isn't the only leader any more

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to MIT’s Deborah Ancona. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 20, 2012

Published on : 22 Nov 2012

Change and Continuity: Mintzberg and Kotter Agree, You Must Manage Both

It seems every Business School professor starts by saying how much the world has changed” – that was Henry Mintzberg’s opening to a session on change, not unsurprisingly Henry takes a different tack. He points out that continuity is as important as change. We are co-teaching strategy to a group of Chinese executives today, and I had to sheepishly admit I had done just that earlier in the day! -Article by Karl Moore

Published on : 22 Nov 2012

McGill quartet wins CBIE award 


Four students from the Desautels Faculty of Management were recent recipients of a Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) 2012 Excellence Award, an annual program that showcases innovators, leaders, service professionals and emerging stars.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2012

Scholarships for kids matter to employees

When Alexandria (Alex) McKellar entered Grade 9, she began booking guidance counsellor appointments to discuss what university to attend. Even at that young age, she wanted to become an archeologist. Her mother, Wanda McKellar, a financing representative with Canadian Tire’s Roadside Assistance team in Welland, Ont., also knew that when the time came, her daughter could apply for a company scholarship to help with the costs.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2012

Outstanding Result for Desautels MBA Team at FEI Best in Class Case Competition

Desautels MBA students, Alaa Abulhuda, Soeren Klatt, Lauren Merkel and Thomas Weber, took 2nd place at the 7th annual Financial Executives International (FEI) Best in Class Invitational Case Competition held in Toronto from November 15-17, 2012. After placing 4th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010, this is our Faculty’s highest placement thus far at this prestigious competition, which includes the top business schools from across Canada.

Published on : 19 Nov 2012

How To Reduce Workplace Gender Segregation And Help Women Obtain Higher Paying Jobs

Researchers have previously demonstrated that approximately half of the pay gap between men and women (women earn about 20% less) is due to women having a tendency to work in different occupations and industries than men, a phenomenon called “gender segregation.” But what causes this gender segregation?

Published on : 08 Nov 2012

It's time to rebalance our sectors and society

Governments and corporations can't be relied upon to provide solutions to our biggest problems – instead we must look to ourselves that we face serious problems – poverty amid plenty, the degradation of our physical, social, and economic environments, terrorism by fanatic cells and rogue states, and so on – is clear. But how our established institutions – governments and businesses – deal with them, even when responsive and responsible, is not. We need another way. -Article by Henry Mintzberg

Published on : 08 Nov 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The power of making people laugh at work

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Peter McGraw, a professor of Marketing at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 6, 2012

Published on : 08 Nov 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How do we rate emotional intelligence at work?

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Hillary Anger Elfenbein, professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Read full transcript: Globe and Mail, October 31, 2012

Published on : 05 Nov 2012

MBA students: Head of the (asset) class

Academia can be filled with hypotheticals and theoreticals. To make it real, just add money. A growing number of Canadian business schools are implementing investing programs that buy and sell with real dollars, blurring—or eliminating— the divide between campus and Bay Street.

Published on : 05 Nov 2012

McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 8th year in a row

For the 8th consecutive year, McGill University is ranked first in the medical-doctoral category in Maclean’s magazine’s annual issue devoted to Canadian universities. “We are pleased by this recognition, which reflects the outstanding quality and dedication of our faculty, students and staff,” said McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum.

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Published on : 05 Nov 2012

Cirque du Soleil CEO to receive honorary degree from McGill

MONTREAL – So maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to run off and join the circus after all. When McGill University bestows honorary degrees at its fall convocation on Oct. 31, one of the recipients will be Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. Mr. Lammarre was nominated by Desautels Faculty of Management. Former senator Michael Meighen will also be honoured at the ceremony at Place des Arts.

Published on : 01 Nov 2012

Les ingrédients du succès, selon deux experts

Le Canada et le Québec accusent un retard important en ce qui a trait à l'effort lié à la R-D et à l'innovation. Comment faire pour maximiser la R-D et s'assurer de faire mieux? Alain Lavoie et William Polushin, deux experts du domaine, répondent. Lire l’article complet: Les Affaires, le 20 octobre 2012

Published on : 30 Oct 2012