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 »

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 »

Mark Cuban Says the Worst Career Advice Is ‘Follow Your Passion.’ What Should You Do Instead?

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Description: Turns out it’s something you already do. You just need to turn it up a notch. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 21, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/mark-cuban-says-worst-career-advice-is-follow-your-passion-what-should-you-do-instead.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGG_s0bJ4rgO6-Ha4lfXKGHNmrUVBgsf9USSn96kvl21rxRpUyVC1h5Fm2L9rB4yzkHDbrt0menfW10UTIdXAGI6Xw1jRVgdymDiaKb9w Questions for discussion: What is Mark Cuban’s advice? Do you think it applies well to most people? Do you think most people follow this advice?

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 »

Indigo’s new CEO Peter Ruis hopes to make retailer ‘bigger and bolder’

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Description: Promotion ushers in a new era for Canada’s largest book store Source: FinancialPost.com ​Date: Sep 09, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/indigos-new-ceo-peter-ruis-hopes-to-make-retailer-bigger-and-bolder Questions for discussion: Based on information in this article, what makes Peter Ruis a good choice for this managerial position, in your opinion? What advice would you pass along to him that would help Indigo?… Read more »

Fred Franzia, creator of ‘Two Buck Chuck’ and champion of affordable wine, has died

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Description: Fred Franzia, the man behind the famous “Two Buck Chuck,” died on Tuesday at age 79. Source: NPR.org Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/15/1123070279/fred-franzia-two-buck-chuck-wine-bronco-dies Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the marketing of wine and consumer perception of price, in particular? Do you think $2 wine could sell as well in… Read more »

Peloton co-founders John Foley and Hisao Kushi are leaving the company in a broad executive shakeup

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Description: Peloton on Monday announced the resignations of two of the company’s founders and another top executive, marking the end of an era for the struggling fitness-equipment company as CEO Barry McCarthy dramatically reshapes the business. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/12/peloton-co-founders-john-foley-hisao-kushi-are-leaving-company.html Questions for discussion: What has happened at the firm… Read more »

Change Doesn’t Happen in a Day. That’s Why Consistency Is Key.

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Description: Changing is an incremental, repetitive task that takes time. But if you earnestly do your best to better yourself, you will succeed. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 01, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/change-doesnt-happen-in-a-day-so-stop-expecting-it-to/432656 Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about making change happen. Do you agree with this prescription for orchestrating change? What would you… Read more »