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 »

Corporate Silence Is Far From Golden

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Description: When a sensitive situation unfolds, many managers opt to limit communications to their inner circle. They fear that providing partial information in a rapidly developing environment will confuse and unsettle their wider group of stakeholders. They don’t manage expectations, and they’re not transparent. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/378256/corporate-silence-is-far-from-golden.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=127764&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g Questions for discussion:… Read more »

In Canada, the Great Resignation never actually happened

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Description: A year into the pandemic, Dave Edwards left his corporate job of almost 20 years at a major bank to pursue a “passion project” at a Toronto startup, where he can combine his love for biking with a paycheque, albeit a smaller one. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.yahoo.com/now/canada-great-resignation-never-actually-100017380.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

McDonald’s will have adult Happy Meals this October

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Description: For a limited time only, Happy Meals aren’t just for kids. McDonald’s teamed up with the fashion streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market to release an adult meal box, complete with a classic character toy. Source: NPR.org Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/29/1125809528/mcdonalds-adult-happy-meals-october Questions for discussion: What do you think about this promotional effort?… Read more »

How one of America’s last piano manufacturers stays alive

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Description: Piano-building was once one of the country’s largest industries. Today, only two companies remain in business. Source: TheHustle.co Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://link.thehustle.co/view/61200bfe5acd1b72de2e7829hcmwm.d74a/f28d4c31 Questions for discussion: Summarize the history of the industry. How has the customer changed over time? Who are the competitors today? Is there a way to rejuvenate the industry? What… 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 »

Broken Links: How labour shortages in Canada’s freight industries keep goods from moving

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Description: Truckers say reforms are needed for an industry where labour shortages are getting worse Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 20, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/the-logic/broken-links-how-labour-shortages-in-canadas-freight-industries-keep-goods-from-moving Questions for discussion: Summarize the state of the industry and relations between drivers and the firms they serve, as described in this report. What are the demands made by drivers? What are… 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?