SPOS #812 – Michael Bungay Stanier On Doing Something That Matters

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #812 – Host: Mitch Joel. He’s best known for his book, The Coaching Habit, which has sold over a million copies and has thousands of 5-star reviews online. Michael Bungay Stanier helps people be a force for change. He founded Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations… Read more »

HEXO shareholder calls for board changes as share price sinks below a dollar

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Description: Canadian cannabis company HEXO Corp., which has seen its share price drop precipitously in recent months as it struggled with debt taken on to fund a series of acquisitions, is facing a potential proxy battle with a shareholder seeking to replace five directors. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 03, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/cannabis/cannabis-business/shareholder-calls-for-board-changes-at-hexo-after-share-price-sinks-below-a-dollar Questions for discussion: What are… Read more »

Giving Feedback That Works: Plant the Seeds of Confidence

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Description: Most managers dread giving feedback. Offering a blend of praise and criticism is supposed to help your team members do more of what they’re good at and improve in areas where they’ve missed the mark. But research shows it rarely works that way (see the Nano Tool, “The Annual Performance Review: Should You Eliminate… Read more »

The U.S. Labor Movement Is Popular, Prominent and Also Shrinking

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Description: Unionization efforts involving some of the most recognizable names in business have dominated headlines across the United States in recent months. Starbucks workers in Buffalo and Amazon employees in Bessemer, Ala., and on Staten Island have recently moved to unionize, as have workers at an REI store in Manhattanlast week. Successful strikes at John Deere and Kellogg have drawn new attention to the state… Read more »

Hybrid work is here to stay. Activating your hologram may be the next way to enter a meeting

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Description: Millions of U.S. workers are quitting their jobs in what some are calling the “Great Resignation.” Others, such as Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, see it as the “Great Reevaluation,” as workers seek increased flexibility. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 26, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/great-resignation-supports-more-hybrid-work-may-lead-to-holograms.html Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »

SPOS #811 – Ruth Gotian On Peak Business Performance

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #811 – Host: Mitch Joel. Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring… Read more »

Activist investor Blackwells calls on Peloton to fire CEO, explore sale

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Description: An activist is pushing Peloton to fire its chief executive officer immediately and consider a sale as its share price has plummeted. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/24/activist-investor-to-call-on-peloton-to-fire-ceo-explore-sale-report.html?recirc=taboolainternal Questions for discussion: Was this a failure of management? Leadership? What would you advise the firm do now?

Icahn gets two directors appointed to auto machinery firm Dana. Here’s what may be ahead for investors

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Description:  Carl Icahn is the grandfather of shareholder activism and a true pioneer of the strategy. While he is not slowing down at all, he recently reached an agreement with his son, Brett Icahn, to rejoin the firm as the eventual successor. Brett plans to employ his father’s favored approach of pushing companies to make changes… Read more »

Harrowing time to run a small business

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Description: Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venturepark, talks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the struggles of running a small business during the pandemic. Source: FinancialPost.ca/ Youtube.com – video report Date: Jan 17, 2022 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRH-qJ1zFGg Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this discussion and the recommendations made to small business owners. What… Read more »

Intel’s $20 Billion Ohio Chip Hub Will Be World’s Largest

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Description: Intel Corp. plans to spend $20 billion on a chipmaking hub on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, which the company expects to grow to be the world’s biggest semiconductor-manufacturing site. ​Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 21, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-21/intel-plans-to-spend-20-billion-on-ohio-chipmaking-hub Questions for discussion: Why is Intel building the plant in Ohio? What does this choice suggest about… Read more »