Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Kids

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Description: New online tools and an array of remote classes and programs are ramping up education and training for adults. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 09, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/education/online-learning-older-adults.html Questions for discussion: What are the entrepreneurial opportunities related to online learning? How can managers take advantage of this trend?

Women could give US$20 trillion boost to economic growth by 2050

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Description: Global economic growth could get a US$20 trillion boost if women are educated at the same levels as men and hold the same number of jobs, according to a new study. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Mar 10, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-could-give-us-20-trillion-boost-to-economic-growth-by-2050-1.1574332 Questions for discussion: What are the special challenges facing businesswomen? How can… Read more »

SPOS #765 – Kat Cole On The State Of Leadership – Live From Clubhouse

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #765 – Host: Mitch Joel. Welcome to the our second-ever live podcast recoding from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage these days). This conversation was recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. Our conversation this week is with someone I met many moons back on… Read more »

Lego, Barbie, Betty Crocker, Kind Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Description: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lego is going old-school — all the way back to 1981. To help parents encourage their girls to keep building, it’s featuring a 40-year-old ad of a beaming redhead showing off her castle, headlined: “What it is is beautiful.” Source: Media.Post.com Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/361176/lego-barbie-betty-crocker-kind-celebrate-intern.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121662&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for… Read more »

The Six Traits of High-Performing Teams

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Description: Without one, the other five won’t really shine through, researchers say. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-05/managers-with-high-performing-teams-foster-creativity-and-cohesion?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Which trait do you think is the most likely to be a problem? How should management handle that problem?

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

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Description: New research suggests that when big companies increase wages, they drive up pay in the places where they operate — without a notable loss in jobs. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/business/economy/amazon-wage-effect.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about influences over wages? What about job losses? What should management take… Read more »

A career expert shares 5 questions she wishes more candidates ‘had the guts to ask’ during job interviews

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Description: Many people forget that job interviews are a two-way street — and that, when done right, turns into an engaging conversation between the candidate and the interviewer. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 03, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/interview-questions-i-wish-more-candidates-had-the-guts-to-ask-career-expert.html Questions for discussion: What does asking these questions say about the candidate? What do you think an interviewer would think about… Read more »

Howard Levitt: After a grim year, new set of workplace challenges await Canadians post-COVID

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Description: The ultimate impact of a year of social isolation on workplace relations remains to be seen Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/executive/careers/howard-levitt-after-a-grim-year-new-set-of-workplace-challenges-await-canadians-in-post-covid-era Questions for discussion: What are the key workplace challenges cited in this article? What can be done by managers to address those challenges?

SPOS #764 – Ethan Kross On The Power (And Problem) Of Self-Talk

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #764 – Host: Mitch Joel. Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. A professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. He moved… Read more »

Etsy’s pandemic cornerstone was masks. Now it’s showing it can move on.

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Description: Etsy (ETSY) vendors sold nearly $750 million worth of masks in 2020, as a whole industry sprang up to address the emerging and then pervasive threat of COVID-19. The company’s latest numbers, though, have demonstrated how it has translated the hot demand for one product into customers sticking around for others. Analysts think it… Read more »