As you walk in Geocaching offices, you discover that working here is all about games and innovation: foosball & ping pong tables, an amazing kitchen but also stand up desks, some people playing Fifa and others analyzing data on their computers!
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Frederick Davidson, Energold, talks to GEM & SFU students about environmental challenges for a drilling company
During the morning in downtown Vancouver, we got to visit the head office of Energold, a leading global speciality drilling company. We were welcomed by Frederick Davidson, President and CEO, as well as Jerry Huang, Investor Relations Manager, into their office to discuss the impact Energold has on the mining, oil, water, and geotechnical industry.
RADical Ideas, Useful to Society. Everything is in the name. Radius is the Beedie School of Business’ social innovation lab and venture incubator. The aim? Helping the new wave of entrepreneurs who want to create innovative rules in the present and complex environment.
Geoffrey Peg, Director of Sustainability at Telus, welcomed us in the building “Telus garden” located in Georgia street downtown Vancouver. We started our tour on the roof of the building, where Mr.Peg talked about the building, that they currently share with Amazon and a law firm.
It was a great honour in September to be able to open the Transcontinental Programme at Downing College, University of Cambridge. This is the fourth programme in this series that we have launched in the past few years. For the entire semester, 32 Grenoble EM first year Master students will be studying their courses with a mixture of professors and guest speakers from Grenoble as well as from one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
At the 2015 Annual EFMD Conference in Brussels, Steven Poelmans gave a session on the emerging field of Neuroscience of Leadership and explained what we can learn from neuroscience and about the most efficient way of leading people with the brain in mind. Steven Poelmans is Strategy, Leadership and People Department Faculty, Programme Manager and Director of the Coaching Competency Center at EADA in Spain. Mr Poelmans began by asking the audience about their own ability to adapt to different situations.
“When you are in a situation are you capable of focusing for a long time, to be able to adapt to different situations? Are you technologically savvy or do you have to ask your children to change the cartridge in the printer?” asked Mr Poelmans of the 500 plus audience. Continue reading
At the 2015 Annual EFMD Conference in Brussels, Tara Swart gave an introduction to key concepts from neuroscience that can improve leadership and lead to high performance in teams and organisations. Ms Swart is a former medical doctor and has a PhD in Neuroscience. She is also CEO of The Unlimited Mind and a professor at MIT, Stanford and the University of Oxford. She began by telling the audience the neuroplasticity is one of the most exciting things to come out of research in the pas few years and hoped that at the end of the talk hoped that the brains of the audience would be transformed. Continue reading