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 »

On His Birthday 20 Years Ago, Tom Lo Escaped the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He Vowed Never to Waste Another Day

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Description: For Lo, September 11, 2001 ended with a sprint over the Brooklyn Bridge. Two decades later, it’s still motivating the doctor, chef, and entrepreneur to go his own way. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 10, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/marli-guzzetta/tom-lo-september-11-world-trade-center-spy-c-chinese.html Questions for discussion: What does this narrative say to you about personal character, goals and concepts of… Read more »

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 »

How Amazon’s cloud business generates billions in profit

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Description: Every year since at least 2014, more than half of Amazon’s operating profit has come from the online retailer’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services, which provides online services and tools that software developers can stitch together to run websites and applications. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/05/how-amazon-web-services-makes-money-estimated-margins-by-service.html Questions for discussion: Are… Read more »

How the office will be different for workers when they return

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Description: As workers start to prepare to return to the office, the workplace that will welcome them will be drastically different than what they remember pre-pandemic. ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/02/how-the-office-will-be-different-for-workers-when-they-return.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to… Read more »

Survey: One-Third of People Who Quit Their Jobs Plan to Start Businesses

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Description: People are leaving their jobs at record rates. For a remarkable number of them, entrepreneurship could be the next step. ​ Source: INC.com Date: Aug 31, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/gabrielle-bienasz/quitting-entrepreneurship-survey-great-resignation.html Questions for discussion: What are the reasons cited for people leaving their jobs? Why would entrepreneurship appear to be a possible next step for many?

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 »

Bizspeak: The ‘new normal’ isn’t new and it’s definitely not normal

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Description: Painting what we’re left with as ‘normal’ fails to acknowledge the lived experiences of so many Source: FinancialPost.com – video report ​ Date: Aug 31, 2021 ​ Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/bizspeak-the-new-normal-isnt-new-and-its-definitely-not-normal Questions for discussion: What does the report have to say about the experiences we have all had as a result of Covid-19? Do you agree… 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 »