2022 Executive of the Year: Marc Pritchard

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Description: There were more than a handful of worthy candidates considered by MediaPost editors for this year’s Executive of the Year honors. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 08, 2023 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/380606/2022-executive-of-the-year-marc-pritchard.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=comment&utm_campaign=128856 Questions for discussion: What are some marketing insights posed by Marc Pritchard? Do you agree that there is “no average consumer”? Can marketers always follow… Read more »

The Smartest People in The Room Often Overlook This Critical Attribute to Success

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Description: “You’ve been told a lie your entire life. You’ve been told that being brilliant will make you successful. I’m telling you that the world doesn’t favor the brilliant; it favors the bold.” Those are bold words, considering I had the audacity to say them to a room full of some of the smartest people… Read more »

CIBC will pay $153M to settle overtime class-action lawsuit from 2007

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Description: Settlement will avoid further legal costs, let bank move on, says CIBC spokesperson Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Jan 06, 2023 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-settles-lawsuit-1.6704759 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues in this case. Why do you suppose the bank settled this case at this time? How do you think the settlement will influence employees… Read more »

Why Amazon Web Services Is Making the Leap Into Supply Chain Management

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Description: AWS is betting that business owners’ supply chain woes are here to stay–for now. Source: INC.com Date: Dec 09, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/ali-donaldson/why-amazon-web-services-is-making-the-leap-into-supply-chain-management.html Questions for discussion: Explain Amazon’s unique presence in supply management? How can machine learning improve efficacy in supply management and why is this so important to business management and operations? How critical… Read more »

SPOS #856 – Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman On Developing Your Tomorrowmind

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #856. How can you truly think about your life but in the future? The book, Tomorrowmind – Thriving at Work – Now and in an Uncertain Future (co-authored with famed thinker, Professor Martin Seligman) – has some of the better (and science-backed) answers. The book will… Read more »

Workers have high hopes for pay hikes next year — perhaps too high

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Description: Employers are gaining back some leverage as jobs market shifts Source: FinanciaPost.com/Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 08, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/workers-high-hopes-pay-hikes-next-year-perhaps-too-high Questions for discussion: Summarize the key findings about changes taking place in the labor market? How do you think this will affect employee-employer relations? Do you think employers should modify the way they… Read more »

Tim Cook says Apple will use chips built in the U.S. at Arizona factory

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Description: CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple will buy U.S.-made microchips at an event in Arizona on Tuesday, where President Joe Biden also spoke. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 06, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/06/tim-cook-says-apple-will-use-chips-built-in-the-us-at-arizona-factory.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Why is Apple doing this? What are the implications for future global supply channels? What does this… Read more »

These Are the 4 Most Toxic People You’ll Find in the Workplace — And How To Handle Them

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Description: An NYU psychologist offers critical guidance for dealing with a jerk at work. Source: Entrpreneur.com Date: Nov 30, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/the-4-most-toxic-people-at-workand-how-to-handle-them/440083 Questions for discussion: Who are these co-workers and the recommended means to handle them? Do you agree with the analysis and recommendations? What else would you advise employees and management do to deal… Read more »

SPOS #853 – Dr. Heidi K. Gardner On Smarter Collaboration At Work

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #853. If you’re studying the current (and future) state of work, there is no doubt that when we talk about “back to office,” the main reason to do this is for better collaboration. But what does that mean… and is that true? Well,… Read more »

These Young Workers Are ‘Romanticizing’ the Return to Office

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Description: As many others chafe against employer mandates, creators on TikTok —  some new to the work force — are trying to show that the office can be fun. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 27, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/27/business/tiktok-office-influencers.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: How can Tik Tok influencers help attract employees back to office? What are the risks… Read more »