Happy to work hybrid? Staying home comes with a cost to you and your boss, new study finds

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Description: Information sharing and collaboration suffer when you work from home — or when your colleague works from home Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Sep 09, 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 have to say about the impact working from home has had on employee performance? What do you think… Read more »

SPOS #790 – Dave McKeown On The Self-Evolved Leader

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #790 – Host: Mitch Joel. He works with leadership teams to help them set and achieve their strategic growth goals with ease. Dave McKeown is the Founder of Outfield Leadership, author of The Self-Evolved Leader and a keynote speaker, leadership trainer and growth advisor. He also has a podcast called, Lead Like you… Read more »

Why Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos saga has cast a ‘long shadow’ on female-led startups

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Description: The trial of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes officially begins next week — and there’s more at stake than the fate of a disgraced biotech entrepreneur, and a company that’s now become synonymous with fraud. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-theranos-elizabeth-holmes-has-cast-a-long-shadow-on-female-led-startups-145754793.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what were the consequences… Read more »

American Eagle shares drop after revenue falls short, e-commerce sales slow from last year

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Description: American Eagle shares tumbled Thursday after the company reported fiscal second-quarter revenue short of analysts’ estimates, as its e-commerce business decelerated compared with the prior year. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/02/american-eagle-aeo-q2-2021-earnings.html Questions for discussion: Explain the problems retailers like American Eagle are facing as they adapt to the ever… Read more »

Small Businesses Unite to Push Vaccinations

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Description: Vaccines are crucial for returning to business as usual. Employers are eager to help. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 07, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/mary-yang/small-businesses-vaccine-leaders-pledge.html ​Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to participation in this initiative? How would you advise management to promote vaccination within their organization while dealing with expected rejection by some… Read more »

Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

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Description: A labor battle in Alabama is a referendum on Amazon’s strategy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 3, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/opinion/bezos-politicians-tech-regulations.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the strategy being followed by Jeff Bezos and other tech firms? Do you think the labor movement will gain momentum from developments in this industry? What… Read more »

Populists are threatening Europe’s independent public broadcasters

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Description: If you can’t take them over, defund them Source: Economist.com Date: Apr 6, 2021 Link: https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/04/06/populists-are-threatening-europes-independent-public-broadcasters?utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2021-04-06&utm_content=article-image-2&etear=nl_today_2 Questions for discussion: What are the challenges facing these broadcasters and their management? What advice would you suggest to governments and the public? What would public defunding by governments do to the situation?

Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work

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Description: Google, one of the first major U.S. companies to send employees home last year because of the coronavirus, is setting new remote work guidelines as it speeds up plans to get staffers back to the office. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 31, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/google-speeds-partial-office-reopening-and-puts-limits-on-remote-work.html ​Questions for discussion: Why do you suppose… Read more »

Canadian Tire ranked most reputable company in commerce during year of upheaval

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Description: Canadian Tire is the most reputable company in Canadian commerce, according to a report released today by Léger Marketing Inc. that offers a snapshot of how the pandemic has affected Canadians’ perceptions of certain companies and sectors. ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/canadian-tire-ranked-most-reputable-company-in-commerce-during-year-of-upheaval Questions for discussion: What does the report say about… Read more »

H&M blasted on Chinese social media for pulling Xinjiang cotton

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Description: Chinese net users have called for a boycott of Hennes & Mauritz AB because it won’t use cotton from Xinjiang, thrusting the world’s second-largest clothing retailer into the Asian nation’s human rights controversy. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 24, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/h-m-blasted-on-chinese-social-media-for-pulling-xinjiang-cotton-1.1581583 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues involved in this report…. Read more »