3 Tensions Leaders Need to Manage in the Hybrid Workplace

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Description: As hybrid work transitions from a temporary pandemic-era band-aid to the normal way of working, many leaders are wondering how they build an inclusive hybrid culture. The pandemic laid bare existing inequalities at work — around caregiving, race and even age — and while there is an opportunity to “build back better,” the path to “better” is unclear, even for… Read more »

Joe Rogan apologizes to Spotify and musicians amid boycott over his podcast

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Description: Podcaster Joe Rogan has apologized to Spotify, while also addressing the controversy around his podcast. Musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell recently boycotted the service for continuing to host “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has been accused by medical professionals of spreading Covid misinformation. Both musicians have since pulled their music libraries from Spotify. Source:… Read more »

SPOS #812 – Michael Bungay Stanier On Doing Something That Matters

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #812 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s best known for his book, The Coaching Habit, which has sold over a million copies and has thousands of 5-star reviews online. Michael Bungay Stanier helps people be a force for change. He founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations… Read more »

HEXO shareholder calls for board changes as share price sinks below a dollar

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Description: Canadian cannabis company HEXO Corp., which has seen its share price drop precipitously in recent months as it struggled with debt taken on to fund a series of acquisitions, is facing a potential proxy battle with a shareholder seeking to replace five directors. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 03, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/cannabis/cannabis-business/shareholder-calls-for-board-changes-at-hexo-after-share-price-sinks-below-a-dollar Questions for discussion: What are… Read more »

What to know about the Apple privacy changes that crushed Facebook parent Meta

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Description: Shares of Facebook parent Meta were hammered Thursday, falling 26% after the company revealed that privacy changes Apple made to its iOS platform last year have begun to sink their teeth into the social networking giant’s bottom line. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Feb 03, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-apple-app-tracking-transparency-works-162225922-220141435.html Questions for discussion: Why did… Read more »

Streaming video no longer impresses investors, so media companies need a next act

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Description: For the past two years, media and entertainment companies have been dead-set on showing Wall Street that they have a strong streaming video strategy to counter traditional pay-TV declines. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 29, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/29/streaming-video-no-longer-impresses-investors-whats-next.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the main challenges facing the industry competitors? What do you… Read more »

Giving Feedback That Works: Plant the Seeds of Confidence

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Description: Most managers dread giving feedback. Offering a blend of praise and criticism is supposed to help your team members do more of what they’re good at and improve in areas where they’ve missed the mark. But research shows it rarely works that way (see the Nano Tool, “The Annual Performance Review: Should You Eliminate… Read more »

The U.S. Labor Movement Is Popular, Prominent and Also Shrinking

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Description: Unionization efforts involving some of the most recognizable names in business have dominated headlines across the United States in recent months. Starbucks workers in Buffalo and Amazon employees in Bessemer, Ala., and on Staten Island have recently moved to unionize, as have workers at an REI store in Manhattanlast week. Successful strikes at John Deere and Kellogg have drawn new attention to the state… Read more »

Hybrid work is here to stay. Activating your hologram may be the next way to enter a meeting

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Description: Millions of U.S. workers are quitting their jobs in what some are calling the “Great Resignation.” Others, such as Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, see it as the “Great Reevaluation,” as workers seek increased flexibility. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 26, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/great-resignation-supports-more-hybrid-work-may-lead-to-holograms.html Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »

TD Bank plans to hire more than 2,000 tech workers this year amid war for talent

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Description: Toronto-Dominion Bank plans to hire more than 2,000 technology workers this year, more than six times the number added last year, pitting the lender against fintech firms in the war for talent. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 26, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-finance/banking/td-plans-to-hire-2000-tech-workers-amid-the-battle-for-talent Questions for discussion: What sort of employment opportunities are emerging at TD? Do you… Read more »