Work-life balance boots salary as top perk for employees: Survey

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Description: Any Canadian employers struggling with the labour shortage might be best served to tout the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance on their job postings, according to a new poll. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 15, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/fp-work/employees-talk-and-collaborate-less-when-everyone-works-from-home-study Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the current attitude… Read more »

If You Never Met Your Co-Workers in Person, Did You Even Work There?

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Description: As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 08, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/business/never-met-co-workers.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to their… Read more »

On His Birthday 20 Years Ago, Tom Lo Escaped the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He Vowed Never to Waste Another Day

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Description: For Lo, September 11, 2001 ended with a sprint over the Brooklyn Bridge. Two decades later, it’s still motivating the doctor, chef, and entrepreneur to go his own way. Source: INC.com Date: Sep 10, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/marli-guzzetta/tom-lo-september-11-world-trade-center-spy-c-chinese.html Questions for discussion: What does this narrative say to you about personal character, goals and concepts of… Read more »

How the office will be different for workers when they return

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Description: As workers start to prepare to return to the office, the workplace that will welcome them will be drastically different than what they remember pre-pandemic. ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/02/how-the-office-will-be-different-for-workers-when-they-return.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about changes to workplace environments as more people return to… Read more »

SPOS #790 – Dave McKeown On The Self-Evolved Leader

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #790 – Host: Mitch Joel. He works with leadership teams to help them set and achieve their strategic growth goals with ease. Dave McKeown is the Founder of Outfield Leadership, author of The Self-Evolved Leader and a keynote speaker, leadership trainer and growth advisor. He also has a podcast called, Lead Like you… Read more »

Why Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos saga has cast a ‘long shadow’ on female-led startups

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Description: The trial of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes officially begins next week — and there’s more at stake than the fate of a disgraced biotech entrepreneur, and a company that’s now become synonymous with fraud. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-theranos-elizabeth-holmes-has-cast-a-long-shadow-on-female-led-startups-145754793.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what were the consequences… Read more »

Small Businesses Unite to Push Vaccinations

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Description: Vaccines are crucial for returning to business as usual. Employers are eager to help. Source: INC.com Date: Apr 07, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/mary-yang/small-businesses-vaccine-leaders-pledge.html ​Questions for discussion: What are the managerial issues related to participation in this initiative? How would you advise management to promote vaccination within their organization while dealing with expected rejection by some… Read more »

Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

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Description: A labor battle in Alabama is a referendum on Amazon’s strategy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 3, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/opinion/bezos-politicians-tech-regulations.html Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the strategy being followed by Jeff Bezos and other tech firms? Do you think the labor movement will gain momentum from developments in this industry? What… Read more »

How a Controlled Crisis Can Energize Your Company

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Description: Sometimes, a little extra pressure can help your team make better decisions and scale new heights. Source: INC.com Date: Mar 30, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202104/bill-shapiro/controlled-crisis-pressure-focus-ideas-jonathan-mcbride.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the strategic ideas presented in this article. What do you think of these suggestions? What are the risks and benefits to the business, in your opinion?

Victoria Labalme On Risking Forward – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: My friend and fellow speaker, Victoria Labalme, is a performing artist, performance coach, documentarian (her film, Muppet Guys Talking, is amazing), and author. She’s performed for over two decades in film, TV, Broadway and comedy clubs. From there, she realized that helping people awaken their hidden genius and perform at their highest levels was her jam…. Read more »