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Description: In this Nano Tool for Leaders, Wharton’s Adam Grant shares insights about how burnout can be prevented and reduced — even in high-pressure jobs.

Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/

Date: Sep 27, 2022

Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/preventing-burnout-the-demand-control-support-model/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=9-28-2022&utm_content=Preventing_Burnout:_The_Demand-Control-Support_Model

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the three key components of the model.
  • Are they equally important, in your opinion?
  • What should managers and employees take away from this discussion?

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Description: We know inequality for women in the workplace needs to change. Which industries are making a difference? Content marketing, for one.

Source: CMSWire.com

Date: Sep 28, 2022

Link: https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/a-tale-of-2-pioneering-women-in-the-content-marketing-space/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&utm_campaign=newsletter

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the success of the model employed at the Cleveland Clinic?
  • Why is it more important to focus on researching the needs of the audience?
  • Do you think this revelation is explainable because content managers involved were women?

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Description: When a sensitive situation unfolds, many managers opt to limit communications to their inner circle. They fear that providing partial information in a rapidly developing environment will confuse and unsettle their wider group of stakeholders. They don’t manage expectations, and they’re not transparent.

Source: MediaPost.com

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/378256/corporate-silence-is-far-from-golden.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=127764&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is inadequate information so damaging for management?
  • How should management at the companies involved in the examples selected in the article have responded?

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Description: A year into the pandemic, Dave Edwards left his corporate job of almost 20 years at a major bank to pursue a “passion project” at a Toronto startup, where he can combine his love for biking with a paycheque, albeit a smaller one.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Link: https://www.yahoo.com/now/canada-great-resignation-never-actually-100017380.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the analysis and explanations presented in the report.
  • Why do you think the public perception was so extreme?
  • What does this all mean for management and employees now?

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Description: For a limited time only, Happy Meals aren’t just for kids. McDonald’s teamed up with the fashion streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market to release an adult meal box, complete with a classic character toy.

Source: NPR.org

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/29/1125809528/mcdonalds-adult-happy-meals-october

Questions for discussion:

  • What do you think about this promotional effort?
  • Do you think there is a place for defining a combination of items under a branded meal name?
  • How would this affect operations and sales?
  • Do you think customers would welcome a select few meal combos or would this be confusing?

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Description: Piano-building was once one of the country’s largest industries. Today, only two companies remain in business.

Source: TheHustle.co

Date: Sep 29, 2022

Link: https://link.thehustle.co/view/61200bfe5acd1b72de2e7829hcmwm.d74a/f28d4c31

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the history of the industry.
  • How has the customer changed over time?
  • Who are the competitors today?
  • Is there a way to rejuvenate the industry?
  • What would you recommend to the industry today?

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Description: The pandemic has changed a lot about the world, including what you may need from your boss to succeed.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/21/workers-need-empathetic-flexible-boss-research-indicates.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is “human leadership”, according to the article?
  • Do you think this is an appropriate leadership style for businesses, in general?
  • What are the problems that might emerge from employing this approach?

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Description: Warren Buffett gave one of his best lectures to students at the University of Florida’s school of business over two decades ago. As it happened, one of the MBA students popped Buffett a question, asking the billionaire what he would do to live a happier life if he could start all over again. Buffett’s response? He’s held an enduring level of happiness for decades, but he was quick to turn the focus back on the students by urging them to make better choices around career goals, finances, health, and relationships.

Source: INC.com

Date: Sep 16, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/warren-buffett-says-your-overall-happiness-in-life-really-comes-down-to-4-simple-words.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGG9ICwEnedgQ1h-KFP4r9GK958llYR4oECJdZaiTY1MzI5JmrKZtll4Gu_o8Gaulz2XhsTvbc1sSW-NYA0BhOnwtIPoGXi0PpqvcD8eQ

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the essence of the advice Buffett gave in his response?
  • Do you think it has aged in any way?
  • How can managers help facilitate these guidelines so employees can feel – happier?

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Description: It is typically 7 to 10 times cheaper to retain a member than it is to acquire a new one. So, if you want to grab these individuals before they go and hold on to the valued members of your organization, use these five sure-fire member retention strategies.

Source: Rasa.io

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Link: https://rasa.io/pushing-send/5-sure-fire-member-retention-strategies-for-your-organization-association/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&utm_campaign=newsletter

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about ways to retain email subscribers?
  • What else would you advise managers do?

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Description: Truckers say reforms are needed for an industry where labour shortages are getting worse

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Link: https://financialpost.com/the-logic/broken-links-how-labour-shortages-in-canadas-freight-industries-keep-goods-from-moving

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the state of the industry and relations between drivers and the firms they serve, as described in this report.
  • What are the demands made by drivers?
  • What are the factors that will influence the future of this industry?