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Why finding the right manager is a tall order

Humans, and by extension managers, are flawed, contends Professor Henry Mintzberg. In an article for The Globe & Mail, he explores why finding the right manager in a workplace is often more difficult than first believed.

Published: 14 Feb 2019

Why love blossoms in business school

On this Valentine’s Day, hear from a roster of happy couples, including Andrew Maxwell and Helen Leighton (MBA’81), as they share how their love stories blossomed during their MBA studies.

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Published: 14 Feb 2019

A landmark donation promotes education for all

Announced Wednesday, a $200-million donation to McGill on behalf of the McCall MacBain family will establish a scholarship fund that will allow graduate students to pursue higher learning that otherwise may have been out of reach.

Published: 13 Feb 2019

Reimagining the movie theater experience

Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex, sits down with Professor Karl Moore to express the importance of thinking outside the box in the wake of Netflix; the key is creating an immersive experience for today’s moviegoers.

Published: 13 Feb 2019

Welcoming a new MMA advisory member

The Master’s of Management in Analytics program is pleased to announce that Richard Hines, Senior Director, Data and Digital Enablement at Air Canada, has joined the program’s Advisory Board.

 

Published: 12 Feb 2019

Reflecting on new Aboriginal Languages Bill

While Innu leaders welcome the federal government's new Aboriginal Languages ​​Bill, they believe that the Bill alone will not be enough to guarantee the survival and vitality of these languages.

EMBA participant and indigenous scholarship recipient, Marjolaine Tshernish, comments.

Published: 12 Feb 2019

Japan’s business schools zero in on growth

David Hackett, Administrative Director of McGill’s MBA Japan program, sits down with the Financial Times to weigh in on the changing landscape of MBA education and employer demand in Japan.

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Published: 12 Feb 2019

From silos to slabs: Mintzberg on organizational barriers

Derived from his latest book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, Professor Henry Mintzberg explores the ineffectiveness of organizational slabs and makes the case for “tailored connections between silos.”

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Published: 12 Feb 2019

Mastercard Foundation in support of the Dobson Cup

The McGill Dobson Cup powered by National Bank is pleased to announce a new prize, the Mastercard Foundation-Dobson Startup Awards, which total $23,000 and will focus on innovations in Social Enterprise.

The award will be divided as follows: First prize at $15,000, Second prize at $5,000 and third prize at $3,000.

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Published: 12 Feb 2019

A little authenticity goes a long way

Watch as Professor Patricia Hewlin explores the dimensions of authenticity in life and work with McGill’s New York alumnae chapter on February 9, 2019.

“When people stretch themselves a bit more and begin to incorporate more of their values in their work and lives, it’s so much more fulfilling...when authenticity is done well it’s generative,” says Prof. Hewlin.

Published: 12 Feb 2019

Catapulting startups with a cultural mission

La Piscine is the first organization in Quebec dedicated to growing a startup ecosystem around creative and cultural innovation.

Philippe-Aubert Messier (EMBA’13) of Apollo Music Store comments on the value it has brought to his music platform company.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

Legal woes for SNC-Lavalin and its implications

As SNC-Lavalin’s frustrations over a years-long legal battle around charges of bribery and fraud come to a head, Professor Karl Moore weighs in on what this could mean for Quebec’s economy.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

The road to greatness for McGill startup

McGill Dobson Cup participants Aifred Health won first place and a $35,000 Milestone Award in the latest stage of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. By doing so, they also became one of 30 teams to qualify for the next phase of the four-year, $5-million competition whose final winner will be announced in 2020.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

A decade of executive MBA transformation

As the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program marks its tenth anniversary, La Presse looks back on its record of impact, both within the classroom and beyond.

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Published: 11 Feb 2019

Mintzberg's communityship and today’s social media

A recent blog post attempts to connect Professor Henry Mintzberg’s conception of community with one of today’s preeminent community-building tools – Facebook.

“With the rapid growth of technology and increasing expansion of social media usage, what are the prospects of using Facebook for community building? Is it merely being used as a commodity for sharing?”

Published: 11 Feb 2019

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