How to Use Neuroscience to Build Team Chemistry

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Description: Nano Tools for Leaders® — a collaboration between Wharton Executive Education and Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management — are fast, effective tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes, with the potential to significantly impact your success. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Jan 12, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-to-use-neuroscience-to-build-team-chemistry/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=1-25-2023&utm_content=How_to_Use_Neuroscience_to_Build_Team_Chemistry Questions for discussion: What is meant by “shared… Read more »

Five Ways to Improve Communication in Virtual Teams

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Description: As collaborative technologies proliferate, it is tempting to assume that more sophisticated tools will engender more effective virtual communication. However, our study of globally dispersed teams in a major multinational organization revealed that performance depends on how people use these technologies, not on the technologies themselves. Source: Sloanreview.mit.edu/ Date: Jun 13, 2018 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/five-ways-to-improve-communication-in-virtual-teams/ Questions… Read more »

The Era of Happy Tech Workers Is Over

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Description: Silicon Valley as we know it — with its radically transparent company cultures, empowered employees, flat hierarchies and rarefied perks like nap pods and free food — is quickly disappearing. And it’s unlikely to return. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/opinion/tech-layoffs-meta-amazon-silicon-valley.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: Summarize the changes taking place in the tech-workplace, as described… Read more »

Home Depot didn’t get customer consent before sharing data with Facebook’s owner, privacy watchdog finds

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Description: Home improvement retailer Home Depot didn’t get customer consent before sharing personal data with Meta, which operates social media giants Facebook and Instagram, according to a new report by Canada’s privacy watchdog. Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 26, 2023 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/home-depot-privacy-commissioner-meta-1.6726668 Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and privacy issues in this story? How… Read more »

Law Professor Urges FTC To Regulate Ad-Tech

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Description: Many online ad practices are “unfair, deceptive, and privacy-invasive,” Brooklyn Law School professor Jonathan Askin says in a petition filed this month with the Federal Trade Commission. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 19, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/381747/law-professor-urges-ftc-to-regulate-ad-tech.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=129023&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for discussion: What is the goal of the petition? Do you think it is justified and regulations should be adopted?… Read more »

Why Florida Makes $20M A Year From Gatorade

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Description: The Gatorade shower is a post-game ritual seen from the Sandlot to the Super Bowl. Celebrations aside, Gatorade is the most popular sports drink in the world, bringing in billions of dollars every year to its parent company, PepsiCo. But Pepsi doesn’t get to keep every dollar. Over the last few years, Pepsi has… Read more »

This New Year, Resolve Against Workaholism

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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 »

SPOS #861 – Shawn Kanungo On Becoming A Bold One

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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 »

Why Applying Constant Pressure on Yourself Can Significantly Improve Your Productivity and Success

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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 »

What is ‘time theft’ and why are some employers so worked up about it?

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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 »