Is your job title your identity?

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Description: Since the pandemic hit, I’ve interviewed many women who were forced out of their paying jobs to care for children at home. Many worried about their long-term career and financial prospects. Without work, one 31-year-old mother, Tommia Hayes said, “I’m worried about losing a piece of who I am.” Source: Fortune.com Date: Sep 01, 2021 Link: https://fortune.com/2021/09/01/is-your-job-title-your-identity/ Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

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Description: Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 07, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/business/dealbook/board-diversity-private-companies.html Questions for discussion: How do private and public companies differ, with respect to diversity? What is the explanation for this, according to the article? What recommendations are provided? What are your thoughts… Read more »

Work-life balance boots salary as top perk for employees: Survey

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Description: Any Canadian employers struggling with the labour shortage might be best served to tout the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance on their job postings, according to a new poll. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 15, 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 say about the current attitude… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos saga has cast a ‘long shadow’ on female-led startups

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Description: The trial of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes officially begins next week — and there’s more at stake than the fate of a disgraced biotech entrepreneur, and a company that’s now become synonymous with fraud. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-theranos-elizabeth-holmes-has-cast-a-long-shadow-on-female-led-startups-145754793.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what were the consequences… Read more »