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Parker: Farm upbringing grew Hunter's work ethic

Sharie Hunter says growing up on a Saskatchewan farm south of Cypress Hills nurtured a positive attitude that, with hard work and the pioneering spirit of family members, has greatly influenced her approach to business.

Farm life was also fun, but Hunter needed an outlet for her creative spirit. She left for Medicine Hat to study visual communications before another move brought her to Calgary where she was hired by Loblaws. It was there that Hunter received great practical experience designing food packaging, in-store promotions and directing photo-shoots.

Published: 11Mar2016

Henry Mintzberg to receive Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, today announced that Henry Mintzberg is to be the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – previously won by Charles Handy and Ikujiro Nonaka.

Published: 1Oct2015

Go Ibibo, Whatsapp and Google Maps are must-have apps for Ashish Kashyap

Ashish Kashyap is the CEO of the e-commerce and travel organization Ibibo Group. While starting as a social networking medium back in 2007, it wasn't long before the company changed its model to venture into travel and e-commerce. Kashyap's experience while working with large organizations gave him the right exposure to turn into the perfect entrepreneur and has today turned the Ibibo group into one of the largest companies in India.

Published: 25Sep2015

Two campuses - for the price of one

If business school is your first step towards an international career in management, you might want to consider a growing number of Masters programmes that will take you across continents to develop your cross-cultural mindset and build your business credentials. 

Published: 16Sep2015

KeyCorp : Terry Jenkins Appointed President Of Key Private Bank

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) today announced that Terry Jenkins has joined the bank as president of Key Private Bank. In this role, Mr. Jenkins will be responsible for the development and execution of the strategy for Key's wealth management segment, which includes trust and investment management, institutional trust, and banking services for affluent individuals, families, business owners and institutions. He will be based in Cleveland, and report to E.J. Burke, co-president, Key Community Bank.

Published: 16Feb2015

Management Students Learn from Businesses Born Out of Poverty

A group of executive students from organizations around the world recently visited disadvantaged Indian districts to learn how micro-entrepreneurship is helping transform emerging economies. Witnessing the growth of entrepreneurship in underprivilidged areas first-hand, stduents on the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) visited Myrada, a non-profit organization in Bangalore which helps people generate their own income.

Published: 16Feb2015

Fast 50 No. 1: Morning Star Financial Services

When describing the strategies that have made Golden Valley-based Morning Star Financial Services a success, one of the firm's financial advisers notes President Rebecca Thomley deserves a major nod.

... We asked CEO Nicolas Thomley [Current Desautels IMPM Participant]:

Published: 27Oct2014

Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach

Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today.

... Hon. Steve Kent, Member for Mount Pearl North 

Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.

Published: 2Oct2014

FGV/EBAPE offers 4th edition of the International Master’s Program in Rio de Janeiro

From today (23rd) until October 3, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of Fundação Getulio Vargas will hold the fourth edition of the International Master’s in Practicing Management (IMPM), an international Master’s program focused on management practices in Brazil.

Published: 25Sep2014

The disconnect of the executive training programme

Many management and leadership development programmes take great satisfaction in the positive responses received from individual participants on the “smiley” sheets they hand out at the end of their course. And for the most part these programmes do make a good impression on that manager or leader who leaves the programme feeling full of great ideas about how they will change themselves and their organisations.

Published: 17Jun2014

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