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 »
Posts Categorized: Decision Making
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 »
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 »
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 »
Description: Know your customers’ needs, track your rivals, and choose a clear strategy. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/3-lessons-from-elon-musks-sabotage-of-tesla.html Questions for discussion: What are the key criticisms and strategic advice that is presented to the company? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you advise?
Description: A trend called Neo-Prohibitionism combined with less wine consumption by younger generations has left baby boomers as the wine industry’s sole BFFs. Those are three main takeaways from a sobering analysis of U.S. wine consumption by the wine division of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Source: Mediapost.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381730/annual-silicon-valley-bank-report-paints-sober-pic.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129003&hashid=7T9TCmQZSDGbnu-424RuBQ Questions for… Read more »
Description: One hundred White Castles are getting a new employee who never needs a break and is totally plugged into its new work environment — quite literally. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Jan 09, 2023 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/meet-white-castles-new-robot-fry-guy/442521 Questions for discussion: What is driving the adoption of robotics in this industry? How are operations and customer interactions likely… Read more »
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?
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 »
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?