Why Identity Matters When Asking for Career Help

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Description: People from marginalized groups can increase their chances of getting career help when they explicitly mention their demographic identity in written requests for support, according to a new study from Wharton experts. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Feb 21, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/identity-matters-asking-career-help/ Questions for discussion: What did the research reveal and what was the explanation presented?… Read more »

Decades ago, he was in jail—now he’s a Nike executive advocating for formerly incarcerated people to get second chances

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Description: Today, Larry Miller is the chairman of Nike’s Jordan Brand. He spent decades rising up the ranks at companies like Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods and the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 26, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/26/nike-executive-larry-miller-second-chances-for-formerly-incarcerated.html Questions for discussion: What are the overall management issues involved in this story from the company’s… Read more »

Burnout isn’t just about work anymore: How one woman conquered her exhaustion to live the post-burnout dream

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Description: We talk a lot about burnout around here — and for good reason. A whopping eighty-four per cent of Canadians say they’ve struggled with burnout at some point, and some are even calling it the new mid-life crisis. It appears clear we have a collective problem on our hands that needs addressing. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 22, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/burnout-isnt-just-about-work-anymore… Read more »

Etsy CEO talks earnings, raising seller fees, and advertising to men

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Description: Etsy CEO Josh Silverman joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the company’s earnings, its reinvestment in the platform, raising fees, and attracting male users with NFL ads. Source: Yahoo.finance.com – video report Date: Feb 25, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/etsy-ceo-talks-earnings-raising-155135053.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Why did Etsy’s stock value shoot up? Why did it fall so dramatically… Read more »

How One Firm Has Baked Purpose into Its Business Model

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Description: Roma McCaig joined Clif Bar & Company last May as the senior vice president of impact and communications. In this newly created position, she oversees sustainability strategy, community initiatives, corporate brand, and employee communications. McCaig said the role is a chance for her to live her values at work; the privately held company is on a… Read more »

Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year: Intact Financial’s Charles Brindamour

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Description: Intact has ‘quietly’ become Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance and Brindamour, 51, is a company lifer Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Feb 17, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/financial-post-magazine/ceo-of-the-year/canadas-outstanding-ceo-of-the-year Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Charles Brindamour’s management style and approach to growth? How would you describe his philosophy towards… Read more »

5 years ago, these women launched a side hustle for Black figure skaters — now Olympians are wearing their tights

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Description: Today, their start-up Aurora Tights says it’s the country’s most inclusive hosiery brand, designing tights for hundreds of figure skaters, dancers, cheerleaders and gymnasts. That includes Team USA pairs skater Ashley Cain-Gribble, who is competing in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 17, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/17/aurora-tights-how-side-hustle-for-black-ice-skaters-got-to-olympics.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Americans are paying more for worse stuff, study finds

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Description: Measured by consumer prices, U.S. inflation is the highest in 40 years. Look at what Americans are actually getting for their money and the rate may be even higher, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Feb 17, 2022 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/americans-are-paying-more-for-worse-stuff-study-finds-1.1724841 Questions for discussion: What does the… Read more »

We’re Good at Motivating Others, but What About Ourselves?

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Description: There are plenty of books that teach how to influence the behavior of others, but anyone who’s set a personal goal knows it’s a lot tougher to apply those lessons inward. Ayelet Fishbach, a behavioral science and marketing professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, has written a new book that can… Read more »

What We Lose When Work Gets Too Casual

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Description: Like so many with a desk job, I’ve spent the pandemic working from home — or more specifically, the bed in a bedroom of our microscopic Brooklyn apartment, which also houses a 6-year-old, a cat named James Bond and a Roomba named DB5. When I have Zooms for work, I try to put on… Read more »