Mazi Raz

Professor
Expertise: General Management

Mazi Raz

Mazi Raz is the Director of Learning Design & Strategy at The Ivey Academy and an Assistant Professor (limited duties) in General Management at the Ivey Business School. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategic foresight and leadership. He specializes in the relationship between ideological macro-trends and management thinkways, imagination, and creativity. At Ivey, Mazi teaches Power & Politics, an MBA course about often neglected dynamics of power, social relations, and political plays in organizations.

Mazi has held senior roles with Sauder Executive Education at UBC, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute, and Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Mazi has lived and worked in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. Before embarking on an academic career, Mazi was a senior manager with several large corporations across a few industries, including aviation, finance, and media. He co-led the modernization project and strategy implementation of a national carrier of a Middle-Eastern country.

Programs

Strategic Thinking & Decision Making

Make decisions to position for success.

Learn to evaluate position and evidence in order to plan strategic action, overcome decision traps, and increase your decision readiness and confidence.

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Online Learning

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Predicting Success

Product development and performance in volatile markets.

Learn how to evaluate new product ideas, use AI and big data to develop customer insights, and predict launch trajectory within unconventional markets.

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Articles

March 8th, 2022

Podcast: Balancing the System — Designing for Work-Life Alignment

Listen to a podcast episode on the drivers behind work-life imbalance and the ways individuals and organizations can work to create a healthier equilibrium between employees personal and professional lives.

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May 14th, 2021

Innovating together: Connecting as a global organization

In this episode originally recorded for Global Ivey Day 2021, our panel examines the phenomenon of 'being global,' and what it really means for Canadian innovation to scale up on the global market.

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September 23rd, 2021

Podcast: Debunking Generational Myths at Work

Listen to a podcast episode on age inclusivity in the workplace hosted by Ivey Professor Mazi Raz.

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July 30th, 2021

Why Cybersecurity Matters To All Leaders – Including You

Listen to a podcast episode on the importance of cybersecurity and how leaders can integrate cybersecurity measures into organizational culture hosted by Ivey Professor Mazi Raz.

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November 5th, 2021

Podcast: Neurodiversity in the workplace — Building towards inclusion

In this podcast episode, our panelists examine pioneering workplace programs, the competitive advantage of inclusion, and changing ideals of leadership through a more inclusive lens.

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November 19th, 2021

Podcast: The Ivey Net-Zero Series — Your organization's net-zero future is closer than you think

Listen to a podcast episode on the strategic implications of a net-zero agenda on Canadian businesses.

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December 9th, 2021

Podcast: The frontiers of purpose — Reimagining your organization’s role in society

Listen to a podcast episode on how organizations can define their purpose to help drive innovation and create positive societal change.

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October 22nd, 2020

An organizational response to well-being

Our panel of Karen Collins, Chief Talent Officer, BMO; Andrew Soren, Founder & CEO, Eudaimonic by Design; and Dr. Mazi Raz, Director, Learning Design & Strategy, The Ivey Academy, examined how leaders can advance well-being as both a strategy and long-term sustainable goal for both their organization and society.

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