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 »

Small Businesses Unite to Push Vaccinations

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Description: Vaccines are crucial for returning to business as usual. Employers are eager to help. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 07, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/mary-yang/small-businesses-vaccine-leaders-pledge.html ​Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to participation in this initiative? How would you advise management to promote vaccination within their organization while dealing with expected rejection by some… Read more »

Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

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Description: A labor battle in Alabama is a referendum on Amazon’s strategy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 3, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/opinion/bezos-politicians-tech-regulations.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the strategy being followed by Jeff Bezos and other tech firms? Do you think the labor movement will gain momentum from developments in this industry? What… Read more »

Populists are threatening Europe’s independent public broadcasters

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Description: If you can’t take them over, defund them Source: Economist.com Date: Apr 6, 2021 Link: https://www.economist.com/europe/2021/04/06/populists-are-threatening-europes-independent-public-broadcasters?utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2021-04-06&utm_content=article-image-2&etear=nl_today_2 Questions for discussion: What are the challenges facing these broadcasters and their management? What advice would you suggest to governments and the public? What would public defunding by governments do to the situation?

The Innovation Imperative: Digitization and decarbonization are picking up speed and policymakers need to be ready

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Description: Climate change, environmental sustainability and public health concerns are now the critical lenses through which all potential innovations must be filtered ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 08, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/technology/the-innovation-imperative-digitization-and-decarbonization-are-picking-up-speed-and-policymakers-need-to-be-ready Questions for discussion: What are the business and managerial concerns related to the issues developed in this article? How should management prepare to deal with… Read more »