Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated labor laws with union remarks, federal agency alleges

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Description: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor laws when he remarked in recent interviews that employees could be negatively affected by unions, a federal labor agency said. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/27/nlrb-says-amazon-ceo-andy-jassy-violated-labor-laws.html Questions for discussion: What are the issues involved here? Do you think there was a violation of the law or… Read more »

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

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Description: The town council’s once deep-seated fear over accommodating immigrants at the expense of its French-speaking Quebec identity has given way to a more pressing concern: a need for more families to help fill jobs, attend its schools and sustain its population. Herouxville now wants to be known for its inclusion. It’s considering measures like… Read more »

SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how… Read more »

Make Leader Character Your Competitive Edge

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Description: Character is about a lot more than ethics — and fostering a culture where it is valued equally alongside competence can result in better decisions and better outcomes. Source: SloanReview.MIT.edu Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/make-leader-character-your-competitive-edge/ Questions for discussion: How does the report distinguish between character and competence? Briefly, explain the leader character model…. Read more »

Employers look for new ways to recruit as aging workers contribute to ongoing labour shortage

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Description: More than 300,000 Canadians have already retired in 2022, Statistics Canada says Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/aging-workforce-labour-hiring-practices-1.6619256 Questions for discussion: What does the report say is the reason for labour shortages? How is Lee Valley Tools different in its hiring practices? What else would you advise this firm… Read more »

Anti-Defamation League urges Adidas to sever ties with Ye’s Yeezy

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Description: The Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to sever ties with Ye, calling out his recent hateful comments in a letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and Chairman Thomas Rabe. The rapper and designer, formerly known as Kanye West, has in recent weeks made several degrading remarks about Jewish people and targeted his business partners with… Read more »

Pfizer CEO: 2023 will be a ‘pivotal year’ as COVID-19 drug sales wane

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Description: Americans are moving on from COVID-19. Most public places, transit, and municipalities have gotten rid of mask mandates. Vaccine booster rates have plateaued, even with the introduction of a new “bivalent” shot targeting multiple variants, including Omicron. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/pfizer-ceo-2023-pivotal-year-as-covid-19-drug-sales-wane-195020896.html Questions for discussion: How is the… Read more »

ESG investing ‘can make you a better business manager,’ professor says

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Description: Columbia Business School Professor of Professional Practice and Faculty Director Bruce M. Usher joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss ESG investing, developing new ESG products, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the opportunities and challenges in the era of climate change. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/esg-investing-better-business-manager-160548866.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Hockey Canada’s problems show that the government needs to regulate sport in Canada

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Description: The departure of Hockey Canada CEO Scott Smith and the resignation of the sporting body’s entire board of directors are the latest signs of the deep problems within Canadian hockey. Source: TheConversation.com Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link:https://theconversation.com/hockey-canadas-problems-show-that-the-government-needs-to-regulate-sport-in-canada-192052 Questions for discussion: Summarize the damage done and how management failed. Do you think the organization can… Read more »

SPOS #846 – Dr. Ella F. Washington On Making Real Progress On Equity And Inclusion

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #846. Candid conversations about diversity, inclusion and equity are never easy. Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist and DEI expert with a wealth of experience through her involvement as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School… Read more »