Karl Moore (academic)

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Karl Moore is an Associate Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management and the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill's Faculty of Medicine, however, he is not a medical professional nor does he possess specialized medical training, he does leadership teaching and coaching, hence his appointment in medicine.[1] He is also the Co-Director of the Advanced Leadership Program, a program he runs jointly with renowned management guru Henry Mintzberg. Prior to coming to McGill, Dr Moore was on the faculty of Templeton College at Oxford University for five years, where he remains an Associate Fellow.[2] Before joining academia, he worked 12 years in sales and marketing management positions in the high tech industry with IBM, Bull and Hitachi.

The winter 2005 issue of Business Strategy Review, published by the London Business School, identified Karl Moore among a group of world’s greatest business thinkers. Others on the list of about 20 include: Charles Handy, Phillip Kotler, Gary Hamel, Warren Bennis and Rosabeth Moss Kanter.[3] A Globe and Mail article in 2011 listed him as one of the four top business professors in Canada, alongside, Henry Mintzberg, Roger Martin, and Richard Florida.[4]

He conducts a weekly video column on leadership called "Talking Management",[5] for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. Moore has interviewed Nobel Prize Winner Mohammed Yunus, Economist Editor-in-Chief, John Micklethwait, Sir Richard Branson, Bombardier CEO Pierre Beaudoin, Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese, African businessman Mo Ibrahim and business professors like INSEAD's Yves Doz, Wharton's Michael Useem, Harvard University's Richard Hackman, and McGill's Henry Mintzberg. Some of these interviews are picked up for worldwide syndication by the New York Times Syndication Service.[6] In April 2009, Karl Moore and historian David Lewis’ book, The Origins of Globalization was published by Routledge. It discusses "known-world" globalization in the Roman Empire.[6] It was reviewed by Globe and Mail columnist Neil Reynolds in two columns.[7][8] Macleans.ca, Canada news weekly published an interview with Karl about the book.[9] An earlier book, Birth of the Multinational was received very positively by International Business reviewers [10] however, received a more mixed review from the late Phoneian historian Hans Georg Niemeyer.[11]

His next book is entitled: The PostModern Generation:: Leading, Managing Working With Under 35s The Way They Want To Be Worked With and will be out in 2013. He gave a TEDx talk on the topic in 2010.[12] His current research projects are on introverted leaders in the C-Suite and Shadowing Senior Women Leaders.

In March 2011 he started a weekly column for Forbes.com, Rethinking Leadership, it can be seen at: blogs.forbes.com/karlmoore

In May 2012 Karl was honoured by the McGill Alumni Associate with the 2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Alumni Activities.[13]

In April, 2014 Karl did a four part radio show on Montreal station CJAD, The CEO Series, where he interviews a CEO from 20:00 to 21:00 on Sunday nights, it can be listened to as a podcast at: http://www.cjad.com/TheCEOSeries.aspx Guests included: Yona Shtern, of Beyond the Rack, Stephen Bronfman- Executive Chairman of Claridge Inc., Zoe Yujnovich- CEO of Iron Ore Company of Canada and Andy Nulman- CEO of Just for Laughs.[14]

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