Lego, Barbie, Betty Crocker, Kind Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Description: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lego is going old-school — all the way back to 1981. To help parents encourage their girls to keep building, it’s featuring a 40-year-old ad of a beaming redhead showing off her castle, headlined: “What it is is beautiful.” Source: Media.Post.com Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/361176/lego-barbie-betty-crocker-kind-celebrate-intern.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121662&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for… Read more »

The Six Traits of High-Performing Teams

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Description: Without one, the other five won’t really shine through, researchers say. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-05/managers-with-high-performing-teams-foster-creativity-and-cohesion?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Which trait do you think is the most likely to be a problem? How should management handle that problem?

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

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Description: New research suggests that when big companies increase wages, they drive up pay in the places where they operate — without a notable loss in jobs. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/business/economy/amazon-wage-effect.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about influences over wages? What about job losses? What should management take… Read more »

A career expert shares 5 questions she wishes more candidates ‘had the guts to ask’ during job interviews

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Description: Many people forget that job interviews are a two-way street — and that, when done right, turns into an engaging conversation between the candidate and the interviewer. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 03, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/interview-questions-i-wish-more-candidates-had-the-guts-to-ask-career-expert.html Questions for discussion: What does asking these questions say about the candidate? What do you think an interviewer would think about… Read more »

Howard Levitt: After a grim year, new set of workplace challenges await Canadians post-COVID

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Description: The ultimate impact of a year of social isolation on workplace relations remains to be seen Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/executive/careers/howard-levitt-after-a-grim-year-new-set-of-workplace-challenges-await-canadians-in-post-covid-era Questions for discussion: What are the key workplace challenges cited in this article? What can be done by managers to address those challenges?

SPOS #764 – Ethan Kross On The Power (And Problem) Of Self-Talk

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #764 – Host: Mitch Joel. Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. A professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. He moved… Read more »

Etsy’s pandemic cornerstone was masks. Now it’s showing it can move on.

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Description: Etsy (ETSY) vendors sold nearly $750 million worth of masks in 2020, as a whole industry sprang up to address the emerging and then pervasive threat of COVID-19. The company’s latest numbers, though, have demonstrated how it has translated the hot demand for one product into customers sticking around for others. Analysts think it… Read more »

Here’s What Executives Need To Know Before Responding To Consumer Protests

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Description: It is not the first boycott of a company or organization and it will not be the last. But an ongoing protest against Publix Super Markets— a multi-billion dollar grocery chain with 1,200 stores in southeastern U.S.—has an interesting plot twist that created international headlines. Source: Forbes.com Date: Feb 22, 2021 Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsegal/2021/02/22/heres-what-executives-need-to-know-before-responding-to-consumer-protests/?sh=666c0fe43c5e Questions for discussion: Summarize… Read more »

How to Reopen Your Office Safely, According to a Hollywood Covid Compliance Officer

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Description: Film sets are up and running, offering a safe but costly blueprint for business owners to follow. Source: Inc.com Date: Feb 23, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/return-office-tips-hollywood-covid-compliance-officer.html Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest to managers and employees? Do you think other interventions should be considered by management? How do you think the typical office… Read more »

Facebook Drops Australian News Ban, Negotiates Payments, After Law Amendments

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Description: Facebook is restoring news to its platform in Australia, and has already reached a deal with one major media company, after the government agreed on Tuesday to last-minute changes to a media content payments code. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Feb 20, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/360810/facebook-drops-australian-news-ban-negotiates-pay.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121520&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What was the basis of the dispute with… Read more »