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Description: Instead of shoplifting from stores, some thieves are zeroing in on another target: Trains and delivery trucks full of packages on the way to customers’ doorsteps.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/14/thieves-find-new-source-for-stolen-goods-delivery-trucks-and-trains-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say UPS management is doing to deal with current challenges?
  • How can all delivery companies deal with the problem of theft?

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Description: Coca-Cola’s Pamela Mittoo talks ballroom dancing, her passion for data and why she’ll never again bang her head against the wall.

Source: MediaPost.com – video report

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/370206/its-the-real-thing-coca-colas-data-driven-direc.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=promo&utm_campaign=124947&hashid=%7B%7B%20hashid%20%7D%7D&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MediaPost%20Insider%20Connect%20-%20124947&utm_content=MediaPost%20Insider%20Connect%20-%20124947+CID_edd3d5c6a43df6a73b9765de9a9944e2&utm_source=promo&utm_term=Its%20the%20Real%20Thing%20Coca-Colas%20Data-Driven%20Director

Questions for discussion:

  • What would you say is the outstanding characteristic that describes Pamela Mittoo.
  • What explains her management success story, in your view?

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Description: Microsoft’s board said Thursday it will review the software maker’s policies on sexual harassment and issue a report in the spring after shareholders in November approved a proposal for a report on the topic.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/13/microsoft-hires-law-firm-to-review-sexual-harassment-policies.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the managerial implications of this announcement, in your opinion?
  • Do you think it is a good decision?
  • What would you advise the firm?

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Description: The surge of Omicron cases across Canada is putting employers in a double bind as they struggle to keep businesses afloat with staff away sick, while also keeping existing employees safe and happy amid the so-called great resignation trend.

​Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/it-s-wild-out-there-employees-gain-upper-hand-amid-war-for-talent-1.1707646

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about current labour markets?
  • How are managers coping?
  • What are possible strategies that you would suggest?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #809 – Host: Mitch Joel. One of the great pleasures of my professional career has been getting to know Dorie Clark and watching her ascent in the business world. Dorie has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Dorie, a consultant and keynote speaker, teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, and she is the bestselling author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, Stand Out, and her new book, The Long Game – How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Dorie has been described by the New York Times as an ‘expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.’ A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, she consults and speaks for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast report

Date: Jan 09, 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-809-dorie-clark-on-how-to-play-the-long-game/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights of what Dorie Clark thinks about business and management?
  • What bit was most significant to you personally? Explain why?

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Description: The yawning disparity between the performance of the electric car company and established automakers last year reflects the technological change roiling the industry.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Jan 08, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/08/business/teslas-computer-chips-supply-chain.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why was Tesla able to operate better than other automotive manufacturers?
  • Should these companies rethink their supply chain strategies, in light of current issues?
  • How should investors treat this issue?

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Description: A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November while openings remained elevated, highlighting persistent churn in the labor market.

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Jan 04, 2022

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-04/u-s-job-openings-fall-in-november-quits-rise-to-record?srnd=wealth

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the job market?
  • Why are people quitting?
  • What does this mean for managers?

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Description: Not surprisingly, the learners are at the top — but most of us fall below, missing out on valuable opinions, perspective, and external information.

Source: INC.com

Date: Jan 05, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-steen/adam-grants-5-thinking-styles-reveal-key-to-effective-leadership-professional-growth-most-struggle-to-get-it-right.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the five levels.
  • Explain your thoughts about these levels.
  • Do you think the top level is ideal for business managers?

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Description: Google employees are pressing executives to bring back a part of the company’s culture that, in the past, made it a desirable place to work: candor.

​Source: CNBC.com

Date: Dec 21, 2021

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/21/google-ceo-addresses-employee-concerns-over-loss-of-candor-and-honesty.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the managerial issues facing the company?
  • What is the significance of the recognition by the firm’s CEO?
  • What would you advise the firm?

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Description: Despite Canada adding 55,000 jobs in December, the hospitality industry is once again facing the brunt of heightened restrictions and closures. Erik Joyal, president of Ascari Hospitality Group, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the scale of lay-offs and labour shortages plaguing the industry over the past year.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Jan 07, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/we-ll-probably-lose-20-to-30-of-our-hourly-workforce-during-lockdown-ascari-hospitality~2356145

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about labour shortages and problems facing management, especially in the hospitality industry?
  • What advice is presented to the industry?
  • What would you advise?