The Five Mindsets of a Manager continues to influence management practices twenty years after its original publication
Today’s leaders don’t only face managerial and business challenges. There are geopolitical, social, and environmental obstacles too. The way they respond will define their organization’s success. In 2003, Prof. Henry Mintzberg provided a framework for leadership in the modern global economy when he published “The Five Mindsets of a Manager” in the Harvard Business Review.
Business has an important role in the economy, and in shaping culture. Businesses set the norms, and can foster inclusivity. McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) recently took steps to help 2sLGBTQIA+ people do this by launching a scholarship of up to $10,000 USD for leaders actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion in their organization, communities, country, or region.
In the future, education and learning will require a greater focus on individual and collaborative reflection and reflexivity, writes Martin Brigham, Associate Professor at the Lancaster University School of Management and Worldwide Academic Director of the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM), a program that has been ranked as North America's best international executive management masters.
There are many ways of looking at the world, and we can all benefit by looking at it from a different perspective. McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers has been helping business leaders understand different mindsets for more than 25 years, writes Ian Wylie in the Financial Times. It delivers education at universities in five countries, including Lancaster University in the UK. There, they learn about the reflective mindset of local Quakers.
Methane is a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. “And studies tell us methane emissions are greatly underestimated,” says Lee Krywitsky (IMPM'18), whose Calgary-based company Safe Effective Technology works with the oil and gas industry to reduce emissions.
According to a recent study by researchers at Lancaster University Management School in the UK, executive education can yield benefits for those who undertake it, as well as their wider organizations. Dr.
McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) gives its students a fresh take on business education, said Ron Duerksen, the Global Executive Director of IMPM. In an interview with the EMFD Global blog, Duerksen elaborated on what makes its approach distinctive.
Earlier this month, Policy Magazine hosted a Q&A-style webinar with Professor Henry Mintzberg, author of Managers Not MBAs. Moderated by Professor Karl Moore, the discussion focuses on common barriers to managing well in a pandemic environment.
Congratulations to Ronald Ajavon (IMPM’15) for receiving one of Francopresse’s 2021 Canadian Francophone Influential Personalities Awards. As the Director General of the Council of Fransaskois Schools, Ajavon spearheads social and political efforts to raise up new French-speaking schools throughout Saskatchewan.
The International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) has been ranked #1 for International Management by EDUNIVERSAL EEA Best Masters North America in 2021.
Ron Foss (IMPM’99) has rallied a team of tradespeople and vintage automobile experts to recreate the first gas-powered car in Canada, the ‘Fossmobile.’ In the late 1800s, Foss’s grandfather, George Foote Foss, was a bike mechanic and blacksmith in Sherbrooke, Quebec, who began constructing the Fossmobile to see if he could improve upon the electric car he encountered on a trip to Boston.
With nearly 15 years of professional consulting experience under his belt, Rick Heinick (IMPM’09) decided to return to the classroom in 2009 to earn a master’s degree. After graduating from McGill at age 44, he founded the Boston-based pharmaceutical company Tear Clear, where he still serves on the Board of Directors. While Heinick believes that there is no wrong age to earn a graduate degree, he views prior experience as a major asset, not a liability.
Darren Cormack (IMPM Cycle 17 participant) has been appointed as CEO of MAG, a global leader in humanitarian mine action. Cormack joined the company in 2008 and, for the past seven years, has served as Deputy CEO and Director and Strategy + Government Relations.
Desautels alumnus Jens Bischof (IMPM’02) has been appointed as the next CEO of German airline Eurowings. Set to take the reins in March 2020, Bischof will bring to the role his extensive experience in international airline leadership, most recently as CEO of Turkish airline SunExpress.
McGill’s International Masters’ Program for Managers (IMPM), based on the pedagogy of Professor Henry Mintzberg, takes experienced managers through 16 months of hands-on training to hone their skills. The president of BonBoss, a Quebec-based HR consulting company, joins a training module in Montreal to experience the IMPM in action.