Mintzberg organizes living lab at World Social Forum in Montreal


McGill University management professor Henry Mintzberg has organized an outdoor "living lab" to take place Wednesday in which he hopes to bring together hundreds of participants to brainstorm and come up with innovative ways to combat climate change.

Called On the Earth, for the Earth: Acting Together for a Cool Planet, Mintzberg will use the McGill football stadium as a venue to bring together interested participants. Think of it as a kind of climatic picnic.

The need to manage with soul


There is a need to manage with human interaction and soul.  Today many leaders and managers have lost this in their pursuit of profit and efficiency.

IMPM Alumnus Buddy Stemple honored


Boy Scouts will honor Buddy Stemple with 2016 Service Award. Buddy attended the International Masters for Managers while working at Alcan and graduated from McGill Univeristy.

Buddy began his career in the Aluminum industry in 1979 with Kaiser Aluminum and moved to Alcan Aluminum/Novelis in 1983 where he held various positions in Operations, Human Relations, Sales & Marketing ,up to Vice President & General Manager of Novelis Specialty Product through 2009. Buddy joined the Oman Aluminum Rolling Company (OARC) in 2010 as Chief Executive Officer and has overseen the establishment of the facility, organization and marketing plans for the company. OARC is a 140,000 ton per year light gauge rolling facility located in Sohar Oman.

Mintzberg's Species of Organizations


In the Analytic Mindset Module of the IMPM ( Henry Mintzberg talks about species of organizations just as there are species of animals. Don't mix them up. A bear is not a beaver; one winters in caves, the other in wooden structures they build for themselves. Hospitals are not factories; advertising agencies are not fast food companies.

This may seem obvious, but while we recognize the different species of animals, we often mix up the different species of organizations. How often have management consultants come into one kind of organization and treated it like another—say tried to deal with a hospital the way they have just dealt with an automobile factory. (It might work in the cafeteria, but how about geriatrics?) Of course, we do use these kinds of words—hospitals, advertising agencies—but they designate industries, not the nature of their organizations.

Our vocabulary for understanding organizations is really quite primitive. We use the word organization the way biologists use the word mammal, except that we can't get past it.

In Module 2 of the IMPM program, Henry takes the class through the different types of organizations and what this means for managing these organizations.

The Secrets of Success in India


Doing business in India means understanding the complex society that companies work in.  Participants on the IMPM are given the opportunity both in and outside the class to deepen their understanding of this country in the Worldly Mindset Module that takes place in Bangalore.

John Varley IMPM alumnus receives OBE


A leading member of the Clinton Devon Estates team says he was shocked to find his name on the Queen's New Year Honours list. John Varley, estates director, and IMPM Cycle 3 participant received an OBE for his services to agriculture, the environment and the rural community.

IMPM Alumnus Damiano Baj speaks about his experiences


Damiano Baj, Cycle 19 alumnus speaks about his career and his IMPM experience



Henry Mintzberg will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Thinkers50 awards evening on 9 November 2015 at Drapers' Hall in London at an event which will be attended by
management thinkers from throughout the world. Throughout October, Thinkers50 will be highlighting Mintzberg's work.