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  • Consulting as a Major Global Industry
    Text  Grude, Jan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 22 May 2001, 51-65     Setting client expectations. Some general remarks about consultants. The tremendous influence exerted by consultants. Why it is that consulting has become a major global industry. An exploration of four trends. Some charactertistics of consultants. Choosing a consultant. How a consulting engagement typically rolls out. Some examples. Fatal flaws. The CMC ...
    Text  Grude, Jan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 22 May 2001, 51-65   Setting client expectations. Some general remarks about consultants. The tremendous influence exerted by consultants. Why it is that consulting has become a major global industry. An exploration of four trends. ...
  • Managing Differences Well
    Text  McKay, Verne, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 30 Jan 1997, 366-377     A trend which has taken on increased importance in the financial services industry: managing differences, or conflict management. Why the Royal Bank Financial Group thinks management differences, and managing conflict well is good for business. An era in which companies and individuals are held increasingly accountable for their actions. The ...
    Text  McKay, Verne, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 30 Jan 1997, 366-377   A trend which has taken on increased importance in the financial services industry: managing differences, or conflict management. Why the Royal Bank Financial Group thinks management differences, and managing conflict ...
  • Technology: Changing the Way We Communicate
    Text  Graham, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 16 Nov 1995, 234-244     The rapid pace of change and coping with it, both for people and corporations. Effective communications as the key to dealing successfully with change. Developing an effective communications programme, based on three premises: management must take maximum advantage of emerging technologies; companies must better define their target audiences and the ...
    Text  Graham, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1996), 16 Nov 1995, 234-244   The rapid pace of change and coping with it, both for people and corporations. Effective communications as the key to dealing successfully with change. Developing an effective communications programme, based ...
  • Some Global Management Influences, Trends and Observations
    Text  Day, Sir Graham, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 30 Sep 1992, 46-57     Management influences and trends, and observations from the increasingly global business world. Influences which affect developments in management. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The emergence of trading blocs. Currency relationships. Finance Mobility. Political Stability. Corporate influences: increasing globalization, investor pressure, the environment and business ethics. Other influences: ...
    Text  Day, Sir Graham, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 30 Sep 1992, 46-57   Management influences and trends, and observations from the increasingly global business world. Influences which affect developments in management. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The emergence of trading ...
  • Pushing the Perimeters—The Changing International Business Scene
    Text  Henderson, Sir Denys, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 13 Sep 1990, 33-42     A British-based company and proud to be so, but with a different vision to the "imperial" one. An international company. A description of Imperial Chemical Industries. The recent acquisition of ICI Canada. Some details of the organisation, with a focus on two aspects: strategy setting and management succession. First, some ...
    Text  Henderson, Sir Denys, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 13 Sep 1990, 33-42   A British-based company and proud to be so, but with a different vision to the "imperial" one. An international company. A description of Imperial Chemical Industries. The recent acquisition of ...
  • Riding the Winds of Change
    Text  Rodgers, F.G. (Buck), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 27 Mar 1986, 336-352     Why the book "In Search of Excellence," and the speaker's book "The IBM Way" are and will be successful. The nature of change, and how different people approach change. A detailed discussion and exploration of management and changes in management approaches, success and failure, and effects on productivity. The discussion ...
    Text  Rodgers, F.G. (Buck), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 27 Mar 1986, 336-352   Why the book "In Search of Excellence," and the speaker's book "The IBM Way" are and will be successful. The nature of change, and how different people approach change. A ...
  • Success in American Companies: Lessons for Canadians
    Text  Waterman, Robert H. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 26 Jan 1984, 207-219     The secret of excellence. The move toward excellence. The role of courtesy. MBWA: Management by Wandering Around. Exemplary anecdotes of Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Delta, Bata, McDonald's, Arco, Frito-Lay. Successful change programs. Importance of listening, analysing, creating an urgency for change, the accumulation of activities, involving lots of people. Leadership ...
    Text  Waterman, Robert H. Jr., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 26 Jan 1984, 207-219   The secret of excellence. The move toward excellence. The role of courtesy. MBWA: Management by Wandering Around. Exemplary anecdotes of Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Delta, Bata, McDonald's, Arco, Frito-Lay. Successful ...
  • McDonald's Worldwide—Past, Present, Future
    Text  Cohon, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Apr 1983, 300-309     A description of the speaker's company, with some history and details of international operations. Why McDonald's has been so successful. Sticking to the basics: what those are. Some examples of special events days at McDonald's, which are really part of management strategy such as "national store day." McDonald's as the ...
    Text  Cohon, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Apr 1983, 300-309   A description of the speaker's company, with some history and details of international operations. Why McDonald's has been so successful. Sticking to the basics: what those are. Some examples of ...
  • The Slater-Walker Formula
    Text  Slater, James D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 12 Apr 1973, 378-391     How Slater Walker was founded and how it has grown to its present size. A brief history since April of 1964. Recent activities. Key elements of success, with examples. A description of a particular and successful corporate and management style.
    Text  Slater, James D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 12 Apr 1973, 378-391   How Slater Walker was founded and how it has grown to its present size. A brief history since April of 1964. Recent activities. Key elements of success, with examples. A ...
  • Man in Management
    Text  Child, Arthur J.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 15 Oct 1970, 55-68     The meat packing industry. What the people in the meat packing industry do. The size of the industry. Some specific details of the daily activity in the meat packing industry. Some history. The failure of the original concept of a meat packing industry to supply beef to Great Britain, and ...
    Text  Child, Arthur J.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 15 Oct 1970, 55-68   The meat packing industry. What the people in the meat packing industry do. The size of the industry. Some specific details of the daily activity in the meat packing industry. ...
  • Management Education: How Are We Doing in Canada?
    Text  Gillies, Dean James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 23 Apr 1970, 401-414     An analysis of the situation whereby the speaker thinks Canada is doing very well in terms of management education, yet statistics show that productivity of the Canadian economy in general is about 20 per cent below that of the United States and, in manufacturing, according to the Economic Council of ...
    Text  Gillies, Dean James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1970), 23 Apr 1970, 401-414   An analysis of the situation whereby the speaker thinks Canada is doing very well in terms of management education, yet statistics show that productivity of the Canadian economy in general ...
  • Why Do We Need Formal Organization?
    Text  Urwick, Lt. Col. L.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 2 Nov 1967, 144-155     What the words "formal organization" mean. Semantic ambiguity. The distinction between "formal" and "informal" organization. Examples of each. The tendency in the United States to be critical and apprehensive of formal organization. Factors that make this so: a detailed discussion of the factors in American national attitudes which militate against ...
    Text  Urwick, Lt. Col. L.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 2 Nov 1967, 144-155   What the words "formal organization" mean. Semantic ambiguity. The distinction between "formal" and "informal" organization. Examples of each. The tendency in the United States to be critical and apprehensive of ...
  • The Challenge of 1963
    Text  Jodoin, Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 17 Jan 1963, 122-130     Reference to the speaker's address six years ago, placing emphasis on the necessity for greater efforts toward improved labour-management relations. His address today to be considered a progress report. First, a review: the lack of progress. Immediate and long-term problems seen in the developments over the past six years. The ...
    Text  Jodoin, Claude, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 17 Jan 1963, 122-130   Reference to the speaker's address six years ago, placing emphasis on the necessity for greater efforts toward improved labour-management relations. His address today to be considered a progress report. First, ...
  • Facing Facts in Labour Relations
    Text  Goldenberg, H. Carl, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 15 Nov 1962, 70-81     The refusal to face facts by one side or another as a major cause of misunderstanding between labour and management. The tendency of the public, now knowing the facts, to reach unfair and unwarranted conclusions on industrial disputes. A discussion concerning strikes, the public's perception of strikes, collective bargaining, labour ...
    Text  Goldenberg, H. Carl, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 15 Nov 1962, 70-81   The refusal to face facts by one side or another as a major cause of misunderstanding between labour and management. The tendency of the public, now knowing the facts, to ...
  • The Development of Men
    Text  Wright, Moorhead, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 31 Mar 1960, 271-284     The secondary title for this address is "How Do People Grow In A Business Organization? Ten Principles Which Emerged From a Research Study." The preoccupation of business enterprises, since World War II, with the development of people; taking the form of "executive development" or "management development" plans installed in a ...
    Text  Wright, Moorhead, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 31 Mar 1960, 271-284   The secondary title for this address is "How Do People Grow In A Business Organization? Ten Principles Which Emerged From a Research Study." The preoccupation of business enterprises, since World ...
  • Science Comes Outside the Laboratory
    Text  Goodeve, Sir Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 4 Apr 1957, 308-319     The war and the things it brought forth that continue to affect our lives today. Radar; background and history. The introduction of science into war operations. Operation Research and how it has grown in Great Britain, especially since the war. Some details of Operational Research Units. The Operational Research Society ...
    Text  Goodeve, Sir Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 4 Apr 1957, 308-319   The war and the things it brought forth that continue to affect our lives today. Radar; background and history. The introduction of science into war operations. Operation Research and how ...
  • The Human Factor—A Personal Story
    Text  Whitehead, Commander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 3 Nov 1955, 71-89     Automation and the development of the mechanical age. A reconsideration of the growing significance of the human factor. Mechanization and the introduction of new and fantastically powerful weapons and explosives during the Second World War. The human factor remaining of supreme importance and the need for adjustment of outmoded points ...
    Text  Whitehead, Commander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956), 3 Nov 1955, 71-89   Automation and the development of the mechanical age. A reconsideration of the growing significance of the human factor. Mechanization and the introduction of new and fantastically powerful weapons and explosives ...
  • Canadian Labour in 1951
    Text  Gregg, Hon. Milton F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 22 Nov 1951, 100-109     Some features of labour relations in Canada yesterday and today. The year in which the speaker became Minister of Labour; the year which marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Labour; also the year of the railway strike—a labour stoppage of nine days which resulted in ...
    Text  Gregg, Hon. Milton F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 22 Nov 1951, 100-109   Some features of labour relations in Canada yesterday and today. The year in which the speaker became Minister of Labour; the year which marked the 50th anniversary of the founding ...
  • Human Relations and You
    Text  Oliver, Robert E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 5 Feb 1948, 222-237     Some introductory remarks on the growing importance of human or public relations. A great deal of exploration remaining to be done in the field of public and customer relations. The key of good public relations. A principle that today nations are trying to master. How the same word has different ...
    Text  Oliver, Robert E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 5 Feb 1948, 222-237   Some introductory remarks on the growing importance of human or public relations. A great deal of exploration remaining to be done in the field of public and customer relations. The ...
  • Labour, Industry and the War
    Text  Green, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 6 Oct 1942, 50-64     A discussion of how industry and labour can best work together to help win the war. The similar problems faced by the United States and Canada. Defending democracy and free enterprise. How we can most effectively mobilize our power and resources to win the war. The job of out-producing the ...
    Text  Green, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 6 Oct 1942, 50-64   A discussion of how industry and labour can best work together to help win the war. The similar problems faced by the United States and Canada. Defending democracy and free ...
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