Description: Toast, a start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering, has had a rollercoaster of a year managing through the pandemic. Of late, business has been booming, Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 24, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/23/restaurant-tech-start-up-toast-worth-8-billion-in-employee-share-sale.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Explain the changing environment facing the firm. Do you think it can sustain… Read more »
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Description: Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said the company is seeing pre-pandemic productivity levels from employees again — thanks to leadership coaching and employee surveys. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 18, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/18/how-google-improved-employee-productivity-during-covid-19-pandemic.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the report say about how the firm handled the challenges of the pandemic? Do… Read more »
Description: What does inclusive leadership look like? And why is it key for teams’ and organizations’ success? Susan Brady, CEO of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, joins the podcast to talk about psychological safety, why employees need to feel safe speaking up at work and what she believes is the most important skill… Read more »
Description: Walmart and Target both reported stellar third-quarter earnings this week, sending their shares soaring. And once again, the biggest headline for both was e-commerce. Walmart (WMT) said its online sales rose 79% in the quarter. Target (TGT) said its online sales rose 155%. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 20, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/target-and-walmart-prove-the-pandemic-ecommerce-surge-wont-reverse-133454888.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: 8VC founding partner and Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal this week about why he decided to move his company from California to Texas. He joins ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss what tipped him over the edge and the reasons behind the decision. Source: CNBC.com – video report… Read more »
Description: Layoffs hit a record low in September, but permanent job losers are skyrocketing. Yahoo Finance’s Myles Udland breaks down today’s Morning Brief on Yahoo Finance Live. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 12, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/were-starting-see-long-term-152158910.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about employment numbers and specific sectors in the economy?… Read more »
Description: How confronting personal crises led one company’s co-founders to emerge stronger. Source: INC.com Date: Nov 12, 2020 Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202011/cameron-albert-deitch/front-mathilde-collin-laurent-perrin-cancer-depression-crisis.html Questions for discussion: What are the lessons managers and entrepreneurs should take away from this article? Are there more general lessons about life and work balance and the challenges we deal with?
Description: Devon Broglie is the latest figure in the Court of Master Sommeliers to be accused of an inappropriate relationship. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 06, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/06/dining/drinks/court-master-sommeliers-chairman-resigns.html Questions for discussion: How can the organization deal with this public issue in the short term? What can they do longer-term to reduce the chances of a… Read more »
Description: Employers need to check in with their employees ‘or risk detrimental and long-term impacts on business performance’ Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Nov 12, 2020 Link: https://financialpost.com/executive/executive-summary/posthaste-posthaste-nov-12-nearly-half-of-working-canadians-say-they-need-help-and-its-hurting-our-productivity Questions for discussion: What does the report say is happening to working Canadians? What should management be doing about these developments?
Description: Lyft Co-founder John Zimmer joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi, Myles Udland, and Julie Hyman to discuss how the ride sharing company is faring amid COVID-19. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 12, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/lyft-co-founder-food-delivery-153323158.html Questions for discussion: How well is Lyft managing during this time of covid? What are the ways Lyft… Read more »