This New Year, Resolve Against Workaholism

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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… Read more »

SPOS #861 – Shawn Kanungo On Becoming A Bold One

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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… Read more »

Why Applying Constant Pressure on Yourself Can Significantly Improve Your Productivity and Success

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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,… Read more »

What is ‘time theft’ and why are some employers so worked up about it?

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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… Read more »

A Toxic Former Employee Is Poisoning My Staff

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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?

Bob Iger tells Disney employees they must return to the office four days a week

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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… Read more »

Brett House: Canada’s greying economy needs more employee ownership

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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?

2022 Executive of the Year: Marc Pritchard

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Description: There were more than a handful of worthy candidates considered by MediaPost editors for this year’s Executive of the Year honors. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380606/2022-executive-of-the-year-marc-pritchard.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=comment&utm_campaign=128856 Questions for discussion: What are some marketing insights posed by Marc Pritchard? Do you agree that there is “no average consumer”? Can marketers always follow… Read more »

What Apple, Google and other Big Tech companies are paying, based on new salary transparency data

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Description: It just got a lot easier to see how much some of the biggest tech companies in the world pay, thanks to a rollout of new salary transparency laws across the country. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 06, 2023 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/06/what-big-tech-companies-are-paying-based-on-new-public-salary-data.html Questions for discussion: How could the law affect employee-employer relations, in your opinion? Are you surprised… Read more »

The Smartest People in The Room Often Overlook This Critical Attribute to Success

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Description: “You’ve been told a lie your entire life. You’ve been told that being brilliant will make you successful. I’m telling you that the world doesn’t favor the brilliant; it favors the bold.” Those are bold words, considering I had the audacity to say them to a room full of some of the smartest people… Read more »