Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

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Description: They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 26, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/business/retail-workers-hazard-pay.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changing attitudes towards employee compensation? Do you… Read more »

3 Steps Leaders Can Take to Stop Making Women Choose Between Family and Career

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Description: It’s 2020, and it’s time to build a more flexible and equitable workplace. Source: Entrpreneur.com Date: Nov 25, 2020 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/359710?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in the report. Do you think women would respond positively to these changes? What else would you advise management to consider?

SPOS #750 – Margaret Heffernan On How To Map The Future Together

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #750 – Host: Mitch Joel. With a book titled, Uncharted – How to Map the Future Together, you would think that Dr. Margaret Heffernan is a futurist as well. Margaret produced shows for the BBC for over thirteen years. She then moved to the US, where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The… Read more »

Air Canada pilots approve new contract as carrier looks to grow cargo business

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Description: MONTREAL — Air Canada pilots have ratified changes to their contract that will help the carrier grow its cargo business, as airlines scramble to minimize the pandemic’s toll on their bottom lines. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Nov 27, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-canada-looks-grow-cargo-142215765.html Questions for discussion: How have airline operations management adjusted to the conditions created by… Read more »

Airlines See Loss Reaching $157 Billion Before Virus Clears

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Description: Record airline losses from the coronavirus outbreak will continue to mount next year as anticipated vaccination programs take time to revive travel demand, according to the industry’s main trade group. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 24, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-24/airlines-see-losses-swelling-to-157-billion-before-virus-clears Questions for discussion: How bad has the airline industry been hit by the… Read more »

Restaurant tech start-up Toast soars to $8 billion valuation seven months after cutting half its staff

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Description: Toast, a start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering, has had a rollercoaster of a year managing through the pandemic. Of late, business has been booming, Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 24, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/restaurant-tech-start-up-toast-worth-8-billion-in-employee-share-sale.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Explain the changing environment facing the firm. Do you think it can sustain… Read more »

Alphabet CFO explains how Google fixed a dip in productivity during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Description: Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said the company is seeing pre-pandemic productivity levels from employees again — thanks to leadership coaching and employee surveys. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 18, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/18/how-google-improved-employee-productivity-during-covid-19-pandemic.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the report say about how the firm handled the challenges of the pandemic? Do… Read more »

Susan Brady: The Most Important Leadership Skill? Listening.

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Description: What does inclusive leadership look like? And why is it key for teams’ and organizations’ success? Susan Brady, CEO of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, joins the podcast to talk about psychological safety, why employees need to feel safe speaking up at work and what she believes is the most important skill… Read more »

SPOS #748 – Seth Godin On Shipping Your Best Work

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #748 – Host: Mitch Joel. I’m a reader. I pride myself on reading. Mostly business and non-fiction books. I can work through 1-2 of them per week… that is until Covid 19 hit. I was in a funk with my reading. Just could not get through… Read more »

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40: The next leaders for 2020

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Description: BNN Bloomberg is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award, a celebration of the top up-and-coming leaders in the country. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 21, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-top-40-under-40-the-next-leaders-for-2020-1.1513685 Questions for discussion: Can you identify any commonalities shared by many of these leaders? What do you… Read more »