Howard Levitt: Shakedowns in the guise of whistleblower complaints can have severe consequences

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Description: In the employment law world, whistleblower complaints are usually coupled with the aggrieved employee alleging a reprisal after they raised the troubling allegations with their employer. The reprisal usually looks like mistreatment at work, ostracization from people and tasks, harassment from the aggressor (sometimes continued harassment), unwarranted discipline, and in some cases — termination. Source: FinancialPost.com Date:… Read more »

Preventing Burnout: The Demand-Control-Support Model

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Description: In this Nano Tool for Leaders, Wharton’s Adam Grant shares insights about how burnout can be prevented and reduced — even in high-pressure jobs. Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/ Date: Sep 27, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/preventing-burnout-the-demand-control-support-model/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=9-28-2022&utm_content=Preventing_Burnout:_The_Demand-Control-Support_Model Questions for discussion: Explain the three key components of the model. Are they equally important, in your opinion? What should managers and… Read more »

A Tale of 2 Pioneering Women in the Content Marketing Space

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Description: We know inequality for women in the workplace needs to change. Which industries are making a difference? Content marketing, for one. Source: CMSWire.com Date: Sep 28, 2022 Link: https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/a-tale-of-2-pioneering-women-in-the-content-marketing-space/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io&utm_campaign=newsletter Questions for discussion: Explain the success of the model employed at the Cleveland Clinic? Why is it more important to focus on researching the needs… Read more »

Corporate Silence Is Far From Golden

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Description: When a sensitive situation unfolds, many managers opt to limit communications to their inner circle. They fear that providing partial information in a rapidly developing environment will confuse and unsettle their wider group of stakeholders. They don’t manage expectations, and they’re not transparent. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/378256/corporate-silence-is-far-from-golden.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=127764&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Your workplace desperately needs this type of boss, researchers say—but only 1 in 4 employees have one

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Description: The pandemic has changed a lot about the world, including what you may need from your boss to succeed. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 21, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/21/workers-need-empathetic-flexible-boss-research-indicates.html Questions for discussion: What is “human leadership”, according to the article? Do you think this is an appropriate leadership style for businesses, in general? What are the… Read more »

Warren Buffett Says Your Overall Happiness in Life Really Comes Down to 4 Simple Words

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Description: Warren Buffett gave one of his best lectures to students at the University of Florida’s school of business over two decades ago. As it happened, one of the MBA students popped Buffett a question, asking the billionaire what he would do to live a happier life if he could start all over again. Buffett’s response? He’s held an enduring level… Read more »

How LinkedIn Became a Place to Overshare

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Description: “This isn’t Facebook,” users complain. But others are finding it a valuable place to talk about much more than work. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 16, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/business/linkedin-overshare.html Questions for discussion: How has LinkedIn changed? Why do you think this has happened? Has this change made LinkedIn better or worse as a medium for… Read more »

Biden pushed railways, unions to ‘be creative’ and ‘flexible’ to reach a deal and avoid a shutdown, White House says

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Description: President Joe Biden urged railway executives and union leaders to be creative and flexible in finding a compromise to avoid a shutdown that could have disrupted the transport of goods across the U.S., White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/15/biden-pushed-railways-unions-to-be-creative-white-house-says.html Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »

The 3 worst mistakes bosses can make during a recession that lead employees to quit

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Description: In regular times, good bosses can be hard to find. Turbulent economic conditions — like a potentially looming recession — can make it so much worse. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 10, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/10/worst-mistakes-bosses-can-make-during-recessions-make-employees-quit.html Questions for discussion: Do you agree with this analysis? What would you add to the discussion?

Paging Dr. Retail: Walmart, CVS Expand Healthcare Reach

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Description: Retail’s hunger for healthcare isn’t slowing down: Walmart is teaming up with UnitedHealth Group in a 10-year deal aimed at seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. The news comes hours after CVS announced an $8 billion acquisition of Signify Health, a home-health giant. And it’s about a month after Amazon’s $4 billion purchase of OneMedical…. Read more »