4 Skills That Business Leaders Can Learn From Master Gardeners

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Description: Creating a positive company culture that involves research, replication, re-working and re-imagining will lead to success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/380894 Questions for discussion: What does the report say to management? Do you think these ideas are tied to gardeners or are they more universal? What other connections can you identify… Read more »

Bay Street calls for national vaccine passport ahead of broad return to office

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Description: The victorious Liberal party has vowed to introduce legislation protecting employers from legal challenges if they require workers to be vaccinated. But according to Jan De Silva, president and CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, while legal protection would be appreciated, her Bay Street members would rather the federal government focus on… Read more »

This Is Why You Need to Adjust Your Ecommerce-Channel Strategy Today

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Description: Ecommerce continues to grow and thrive, but companies must adapt to find real success. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2021 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/385602 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the changes and new thinking about adjusting strategies? Do you agree with this line of thinking? Do you think it applies across a… Read more »

SPOS #792 – Juliet Funt On Beating Busyness

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #792 – Host: Mitch Joel. She’s known as a “tough-love” advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Juliet Funt is a keynote speaker and Founder of the efficiency training firm, Juliet Funt Group. Juliet is also the author of the newly-published book, A Minute to Think – Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, And Do… Read more »

The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

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Description: Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 07, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/business/dealbook/board-diversity-private-companies.html Questions for discussion: How do private and public companies differ, with respect to diversity? What is the explanation for this, according to the article? What recommendations are provided? What are your thoughts… Read more »

Work-life balance boots salary as top perk for employees: Survey

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Description: Any Canadian employers struggling with the labour shortage might be best served to tout the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance on their job postings, according to a new poll. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/employees-talk-and-collaborate-less-when-everyone-works-from-home-study Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the current attitude… Read more »

Here’s how inflation is hitting the online prices of everything from apparel to furniture

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Description: Prices of goods online have now risen for an unprecedented 15 consecutive months, following what was a historical period of declines, according to a new report from Adobe Digital Insights. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/15/how-inflation-is-hitting-online-prices-of-apparel-to-furniture.html Questions for discussion: How would you explain the distribution of price changes by… Read more »

Broadway is back — are high ticket prices, too?

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Description: Even after an 18-month pause, the show must go on. Several Broadway productions are reopening this month, a crucial step in New York City’s road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Great White Way welcomed back such fixtures as “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Chicago.” Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 15,… Read more »

If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?

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Description: As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 08, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/business/never-met-co-workers.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to their… Read more »

U.S. Workers’ Satisfaction With Job Safety Rebounds

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  Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — One year after U.S. workers indicated significantly less satisfaction with the physical safety conditions of their workplace, their satisfaction has rebounded to its pre-pandemic level. Workplace safety and relations with coworkers are the two job aspects that U.S. employees are most satisfied with, of 13 tracked by Gallup. Source: Gallup.com… Read more »