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Creating an action plan to improve work-life balance

Jumping from job and field to another, while learning new skills, is a pattern that defines careers. Recent surveys suggest that financial commitments, like homeownership or family, are a tougher proposition when you can't expect to stay in a job for long or to earn more in real terms than you do at 40.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Improving your situation and managing your career

In fact, a wide range of economic, demographic and technological forces are acting to catalyze change. For instance, more than 20% of employees no longer go to a traditional office each day, while women comprise half of the workforce - and 40% of them are primary wage earners. Society, too, has been fundamentally altered, with only one in six households fitting the “traditional” family structure. -Article by Faculty Lecturer Mike Dellar

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Like him or loathe him, Bettman brings brains to bear

As the man who officially announced the NHL lockout and is seen as its architect, commissioner Gary Bettman is taking more darts than anyone in this dispute, even more than NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How to rebalance the economy with the help of the 'plural' sector

Prof. Karl Moore speaks with Prof. Henry Mintzberg about a forthcoming electronic pamphlet by Mintzberg on "rebalancing society" with the help of the "plural sector."  Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 9, 2012

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

MBA Programs Drawing More Applications in Quebec

Applications are up for MBA programs in Quebec, even as they have slowed in the U.S. RDI's business-news show reports on the situation, including interviews at Desautels Faculty of Management. Featured in the interview: Professor Laurent Barras, MBA students Annjulie Beaulieu Hebert, Jean-Philippe Dulude, and Alexis Pradie

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Knowledge investing: The path to safer returns

A $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 – the year that Warren Buffett took control of the company – is worth over $5 million today. … Over the decades, this legendary investor has been unparalleled in his ability to create shareholder wealth. -Article by William Polushin

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Henry Mintzberg On What Is Wrong With Our Economy and How To Begin To Fix It

Henry Mintzberg is one of the most thoughtful and provocative thinkers in management today. He has a new electronic pamphlet coming out called “Rebalancing Society.” In this interview Henry tells what he thinks is wrong with our economies and what might be the way forward. -Article by Karl Moore Read full article: Forbes, October 16, 2012

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Harvard's Tarun Khanna and the need for governments to be more inclusive

Prof. Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks with Tarun Khanna, professor at the Harvard Business School and the director of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 16, 2012

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

In 1973, Managers Could Work 23 Minutes Without Distraction. And Today?

A study of business managers reports the following findings: Managers scarcely have time to start on a new task or to sit down before they are interrupted. Only 12 times in the study did the manager succeed in working undisturbed in his office for at least 23 minutes. “The brevity of many of the manager’s activities is most surprising…Half of the observed activities were completed in less than nine minutes, and only one tenth took more than an hour.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

You're never too old to learn

When John Haddon, 57, left a 22-year career in financial services in 2004, like many of us, he wasn't expecting the storms that lay on the horizon. One financial crisis later, he realised that, despite his years in the field, as an entrepreneur he was still lacking some of the skills required to navigate through choppy economic waters and a global business environment. "Although I'd been in financial services for a long while, I didn't have all that was required to 'speak the language'. I concluded that I needed to upgrade my skills," he recalls.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Be yourself for the best result

If a book was written about you, what would the title be and why? If that one has you tripping over your tongue, it's meant to. "Part of the idea behind these questions is to throw you something you are not prepared for and see what you come up with," says Michael Forde, who successfully applied to a handful of business schools before choosing McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management in Canada.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Growing Together: Synthetic Teamwork

In Henry Mintzberg’s 1994 landmark book, “The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning,” the author calls for a new method to create effective strategies. He notes that “Strategic planning isn’t strategic thinking. One is analysis, the other is synthesis.”

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Learning the legal and corporate realities of sustainability

For many people, sustainability in business is an afterthought. Not for me. Over the last two years, I have spent my time at McGill University’s law faculty where my passion for sustainability has grown tremendously. Taking courses on environmental law and business law was an eye-opening experience. Often enough, the law responded too slowly to sustainability issues yet business had the capacity and resources to act immediately.

Published on : 17 Oct 2012

2012-2013 MDIIM Student Associates Program

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce its selections for the 2012-2013 MDIIM Student Associates Program: Shobhita Soor (3rd-year MBA/Law) and Shaonan Zhou (U3 Finance) will work with the Institute over the coming academic year to assist with the implementation of innovative teaching, research and outreach initiatives related to integrated management. The MDIIM would like to thank all of this year's applicants for their interest in the Student Associates Program.

Published on : 17 Oct 2012

The End of Leadership – At Least as We Know It!

America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. If America is so good at developing leaders however, then why is America a mess? Both presidential candidates are impressive men but neither seems, at this point, to really rise to equal leaders of the past. -Article by Karl Moore and BCom student Emma Bambrick

Published on : 09 Oct 2012