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Description: Leaders can help employees who prioritize their jobs at the expense of their personal lives to improve their work-life balance — to everyone’s benefit.

Source: Sloan/MIT.edu

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/this-new-year-resolve-against-workaholism/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas presented in this article.
  • What are your thoughts on these ideas?
  • What would you add to the conversation?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #861. I first met Shawn Kanungo many years back (we share the same speaking bureau). He was also on the speaking circuit and making quite a ruckus (he still is). We became fast-friends. Shaw recently published his first book, The Bold Ones – Innovate And Disrupt To Become Truly Indispensable. While he’s known for his thinking on innovation and strategy, Shawn also has incredible video skills. From his virtual presentations (that are next level) to his work on TikTok. Prior to this work, Shaw spent over a decade working at Deloitte. His success at the consultancy paved the way for him to pursue a career in speaking and innovation on his own. Shawn helps people to think differently, to make bold decisions, and to create an environment of collaboration and innovation in their work. By sharing his personal story, Shawn demonstrates the power of collective action and encourages readers to take action and make a difference in their organization. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Jan 08, 2023

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-861-shawn-kanungo-on-becoming-a-bold-one/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key ideas presented by Shawn Kanungo is this conversation.
  • What are your thoughts on his ideas?
  • What would you add to the conversation?

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Description: Though we try to avoid feeling under pressure, learning to utilize it effectively can turn it into your greatest weapon.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/why-you-should-apply-pressure-on-yourself-to-succeed/442223

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the thinking presented in this article.
  • Do you agree with it?
  • How does this thinking jive with current attitudes toward work-lifestyle balance, in your opinion?

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Description: It may be a new year, but many employers are still relying on an old tool for evaluating productivity. That would be the clock — against which so much of work is measured, despite ongoing changes in how, where and when work gets done.

Source: CBC.ca

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/time-theft-tensions-workplaces-employers-1.6718610

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the issues in the report.
  • What do you think of the methods used by management to monitor employees?
  • What would you advise?

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Description: Know your customers’ needs, track your rivals, and choose a clear strategy.

Source: INC.com

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-lessons-from-elon-musks-sabotage-of-tesla.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the key criticisms and strategic advice that is presented to the company?
  • Do you agree with this line of thinking?
  • What would you advise?

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Description: A trend called Neo-Prohibitionism combined with less wine consumption by younger generations has left baby boomers as the wine industry’s sole BFFs. Those are three main takeaways from a sobering analysis of U.S. wine consumption by the wine division of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).

Source: Mediapost.com

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381730/annual-silicon-valley-bank-report-paints-sober-pic.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the marketing issues facing the wine industry and alcohol consumption in general.
  • What would you advise the wine industry at this time?
  • Do you think alcohol consumption will go the same way as tobacco?

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Description: One hundred White Castles are getting a new employee who never needs a break and is totally plugged into its new work environment — quite literally.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Jan 09, 2023

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/meet-white-castles-new-robot-fry-guy/442521

Questions for discussion:

  • What is driving the adoption of robotics in this industry?
  • How are operations and customer interactions likely to be affected, in your opinion?
  • Is there a downside for employee and employee development for better paying jobs elsewhere in the economy?

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Description: How do I stop him from undermining me?

Source: INC.com

Date: Jan 09, 2023

Link: https://www.inc.com/alison-green/a-toxic-former-employee-is-poisoning-my-staff.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Jan%2009,%202023&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGJOqPCz88IRRx9wsDFn8PbTGyjxtmbvPkePs3sSt_OFkpNqiEDj6LpY-IueaGCjsOgb0B2vv-rWutFBsxJ36twpjfunBP38CvIhGagZkg

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the problem and recommended solution.
  • Do you agree with the recommendation?
  • Do you think it will work?
  • What are some recommendations you would give this manager?

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Description: Disney CEO Bob Iger told hybrid employees on Monday they must return to corporate offices four days a week starting March 1, according to an email obtained by CNBC.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 09, 2023

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/09/disney-ceo-bob-iger-tells-employees-to-return-to-the-office-four-days-a-week.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think Bob Iger’s demand is acceptable?
  • What signal is his demand sending to employees, in your opinion?
  • How do you think employees will respond?

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Description: It’s time to add retiring entrepreneurs to the list of economic existential threats posed by Canada’s aging population.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com/FinancialPost.com

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/brett-house-canadas-greying-economy-152614420.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the issues related to the trend toward increasing retirement of entrepreneurs?
  • Is there an opportunity for younger entrepreneurs to benefit in some way?