Description: In this Nano Tool for Leaders, Wharton’s Jonah Berger shares four tips for confident communication in the workplace. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/speak-with-confidence-four-fixes-that-work/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=4-12-2023&utm_content=Speak_With_Confidence:_Four_Fixes_That_Work Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about communications. Can you add to this list? In reflecting on your communication style, how would rate yourself using the advice presented in this… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Ethics & Social Responsibility
How Does Industry Pro Use Of Social Media Influence Media Neutrality?
Description: The reason I’m pointing this top line finding out, is that I believe social media in general — and Twitter in particular — command a disproportionate share of executive attention, which likely influences the relative importance they hold for the medium in their own advertising and marketing plans. What Spy magazine and MTV were to media… Read more »
SPOS #873 – Johann Hari On The Attention Crisis And Reclaiming Our Focus
Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #873. I have been struggling with my attention and focus. I have noticed the same issues with the younger people in my life. I’m seeing teenagers scroll TikTok (with no volume) like it’s a fidget spinner, and adults who can’t interact with others without their… Read more »
David Rosenberg: White-collar jobs will be painful casualty of the coming AI revolution
Description: Goldman Sachs has estimated a quarter of all tasks will be exposed to AI takeover, putting 300 million jobs globally at risk Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 11, 2023 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/white-collar-jobs-casualty-ai-revolution Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the impact AI might have on white collar jobs? Do you agree with the analysis… Read more »
AI Roundup: Guessing passwords, conjuring images out of peoples’ minds, and… writing fortune cookies?
Description: No mere human can keep up with the torrent of intriguing/terrifying daily AI news, but we’ll try anyway — at least until we’re rendered obsolete by the machines.. AI can probably crack your password — and faster than you think Source: TheHustle.co Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://thehustle.co/ai-roundup-guessing-passwords-conjuring-images-out-of-peoples-minds-and-writing-fortune-cookies/ Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »
Walmart chases higher profits powered by warehouse robots and automated claws
Description: BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — At first glance, this warehouse looks like many: Forklifts unload pallets from the back of dozens of tractor-trailers. Canned soup, soda and cleaning supplies whiz by on conveyer belts. Store-bound merchandise gets sorted by department and store aisle before getting stacked high like an elaborate game of Tetris. The difference? Tasks… Read more »
Algorithmic Management: The Role of AI in Managing Workforces
Description: Successful implementation requires new competencies and ethical considerations. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/algorithmic-management-the-role-of-ai-in-managing-workforces/ Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about creating a working relationship between workforces and AI tools. What do you think of this analysis? What would you add to this discussion?
She Quit a Job at Goldman Sachs to Follow Her Bliss. Then Sephora and the Wella Company Came Calling
Description: Nancy Twine of Briogeo Hair Care, in conversation with Beatrice Dixon, shares how she got her fledging beauty brand off the ground — and in front of all the right people Source: INC.com – video report Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://www.inc.com/xintian-tina-wang/she-quit-a-job-at-goldman-sachs-to-follow-her-bliss-then-sephora-wella-company-came-calling.html Questions for discussion: What are the key messages Nancy Twine has for… Read more »
Loblaws paid Galen Weston $8.4M last year, up from $5.4M in 2021
Description: Total compensation increased after outside consultants determined it was too low Source: CBC.ca Date: Apr 05, 2023 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/grocery-executive-compensation-1.6802091 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about executive compensation and that of Galen Weston, in particular? Is the tone of the report supportive of the explanation of the compensation package, in your opinion?… Read more »
Helping Others at Work Without Burning Out
Description: To foster a sustainable culture of workplace helping, organizations should prioritize self-compassion and effective strategies for healthy collaboration. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu Date: Mar 21, 2023 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/helping-others-at-work-without-burning-out/ Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about creating a sustainable and helping organizational culture. What are the benefits to the organization? What are your thoughts on… Read more »