The IMPM at 25: Celebrating the five mindsets of business leadership

Ron Duerksen

Founded by McGill University Professor and world-renowned management guru Henry Mintzberg, the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) goes beyond the typical MBA or EMBA. The programme offers a global business education which focuses on developing attitude as much as aptitude, with partners in Brazil, Canada, India, Japan and the UK. Celebrating its 25th anniversary…

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Building trust in supervisory relationships

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Supervisory relationships are powerful. Research supervisors and doctoral candidates become entwined in a professional relationships based, if they are lucky, on a shared passion for a topic and a desire to push the boundaries of what is known in their field. To work well, they need to trust each other, to produce work, to receive…

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Durham University Business School announces new Interim Executive Dean and bids farewell to Professor Susan Hart

Durham University Business School has appointed Professor Kieran Fernandes to the position of Interim Executive Dean, following the retirement of Professor Susan Hart last week. Professor Susan Hart became the Executive Dean of Durham University Business School in 2016, following on from her role as Executive Dean at Strathclyde Business School – a position she…

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Redefining the (im)possible at the 2022 Deans & Directors Conference

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Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School and 2022 EFMD Deans & Directors Conference Chair, shares her thoughts on the conference and redefining the (im)possible.  The theme of this year’s EFMD Dean & Directors conference was “redefine the (im)possible”. A theme that surely resonated with a lot of deans attending the conference. Because redefining the…

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Leading change in challenging times: Lessons of disruption and innovation from Egypt – thoughts, observations, and reflections

Leading Change in Challenging Times

AUC School of Business Dean Sherif Kamel just released his new book titled Leading Change in Challenging Times: Lessons of Disruption and Innovation from Egypt – Thoughts, Observations, and Reflections. This is a hybrid book—part memoir, institutional history, and inspirational business leadership advice. It is an evocative mix covering personal thoughts and reflections on Egypt,…

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Responsible Leadership Reimagined: A call for papers

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South Africa has played an important role in driving the topic with the first International Conference on Responsible Leadership being held in 2010 at the University of Pretoria in Johannesburg. Nine years later, the Academy of Management held a specialised conference on Responsible Leadership in Bled, Slovenia. The Responsible Leadership Reimagined Conference (16 – 18…

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Current implementation methods aren’t working – here’s how we can manage successful AI, digital, and big data transformation projects

projects management

Approximately every twenty years, organizations and leaders struggle to adapt their methods and competencies to the new reality. When it comes to implementing new types of projects, this presents a particularly difficult type of challenge. In the 1960s, traditional project management practices were introduced. These practices were mainly developed for the reconstruction of Europe after…

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From narrative to action: Are business schools walking the talk of responsible management education?

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ESCP Business School‘s Francesca Pucciarelli and Andreas Kaplan tell Stephanie Mullins from BlueSky Education about the opportunity that business schools have to develop students’ capabilities to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society. Here are their thoughts: Today’s business world, even more than the pre-pandemic one, needs leaders capable of making a strong social…

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