Google Suspends Margaret Mitchell, Researcher In Its AI Division

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Description: Google has suspended Margaret Mitchell, Alphabet Workers Union (AWU) member and lead of the Ethical AI team, according to the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU), which released a statement late Wednesday. Mitchell has not been fired, but is locked out of her account. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Jan 21, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/359795/google-suspends-margaret-mitchell-researcher-in-i.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121171&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »

Learning Leadership Takes Time. Just Ask Whole Foods CEO John Mackey

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Description: When Mackey’s groundbreaking business book, ‘Conscious Capitalism,’ led to even more questions about success, he decided to write another. Source: INC.com Date: Jan 21, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202102/graham-winfrey/john-mackey-whole-foods-conscious-leadership-business-book.html Questions for discussion: What is the key message John Mackey presents in this article? What do you think he means by the term “an evolving team”?

Want To Build A Superteam? Invest In Emotional Intelligence

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Description: The right employees are essential to the success of your business, no matter your industry or growth stage. But for an early stage startup, the importance of your team can’t be understated. When you’re just starting out, every employee is a key employee. The wrong hire can cost you a lot of time and… Read more »

Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive

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Description: Robert Swan, who has held the job for two years, is leaving the Silicon Valley chip giant after an activist investor pressed for change. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 13, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/technology/intel-ceo-swan-gelsinger.html?searchResultPosition=1 Questions for discussion: What are the leadership qualities needed at Intel according the investors who pressed for change? How significant is Patrick… Read more »

GM, Unifor reach tentative deal to build electric delivery vans in Ontario

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Description: GM Canada says it has reached a tentative deal with Unifor that, if ratified, will see it invest $1 billion to transform its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., to make commercial electric vehicles. Source: CBC.ca Date: Jan 16, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/gm-unifor-ingersoll-deal-1.5876387 Questions for discussion: What is the role of the union in this deal and others… Read more »

Opinion: We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For.

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Description: Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 04, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/google-union.html?auth=login-email&login=email Questions for discussion: What is happening to Google as employees organize? How do you suggest management and employees deal with the issues facing the firm? Do… Read more »

57% of workers support a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for return to office: CNBC Survey

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Description: A majority of workers (57%) in the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Happiness Survey say they would support a requirement that everyone at their workplace or office receive a Covid-19 vaccination soon after it becomes available to the public. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 18, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/18/require-covid-19-vaccine-for-work-return-heres-what-americans-say.html Questions for discussion: What does this research suggest about employees’… Read more »

How to Manage Performance Evaluations in the Work-From-Home Era

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Description: A guide for managers in assessing 2020 and looking ahead to next year. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 21, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/business/work-performance-evaluations-covid.html Questions for discussion: What are the key recommendations to managers? Do you think these make sense? What else would you suggest?

SPOS #754 – Todd Henry On Motivation And Drive

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #754 – Host: Mitch Joel. There is no doubt that when it comes to writing business books on the creative process and how it flows in business today, Todd Henry is the gold standard. He bills himself as “an arms dealer for the creative revolution,” and that’s just one of his… Read more »

Businesses likely can’t force staff to get COVID vaccine, experts warn

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Description: As the first shipments of coronavirus vaccines are injected into the arms of frontline workers across the country, important conversations have begun about how this will impact the return to work, or the continuation of work, for millions of Canadians. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 30, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/businesses-likely-can-t-force-staff-to-get-covid-vaccine-experts-warn-1.1540979 Questions for discussion:… Read more »