SPOS #814 – Barry Nalebuff On Better Ways To Negotiate

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy.

Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #814 – Host: Mitch Joel. He is the Milton Steinbach Professor at the Yale School of Management, where he has taught for over thirty years. Barry Nalebuff is an expert on game theory, he has written extensively on its application to business strategy. His bestselling books include, Thinking Strategically, The Art of… Read more »

We’re Good at Motivating Others, but What About Ourselves?

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: There are plenty of books that teach how to influence the behavior of others, but anyone who’s set a personal goal knows it’s a lot tougher to apply those lessons inward. Ayelet Fishbach, a behavioral science and marketing professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, has written a new book that can… Read more »

What We Lose When Work Gets Too Casual

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Like so many with a desk job, I’ve spent the pandemic working from home — or more specifically, the bed in a bedroom of our microscopic Brooklyn apartment, which also houses a 6-year-old, a cat named James Bond and a Roomba named DB5. When I have Zooms for work, I try to put on… Read more »

The difference between DEI and anti-racism at work, according to the diversity chief of a $37 billion company

Posted by & filed under Communication, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Over the past few years, companies made it their mission to commit to diversifying their boards and fostering a more inclusive culture. But, with women holding just 24% of senior leadership positions globally, and white people making up almost 80% of the American workforce, there is still work to be done. Source: CNBC.com Date:… Read more »

Peloton’s new CEO, Barry McCarthy, says he’s ‘here for the comeback story,’ an internal email shows

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, International Business, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy.

Description: Peloton’s new CEO, Barry McCarthy, is telling remaining staff that he’s “here for the comeback story.” ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 09, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/09/read-the-email-that-pelotons-new-ceo-barry-mccarthy-sent-to-staff.html Questions for discussion: What are the positive and negative factors facing the new CEO? What is his plan? What would you advise? Do you think the firm… Read more »

3 Tensions Leaders Need to Manage in the Hybrid Workplace

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: As hybrid work transitions from a temporary pandemic-era band-aid to the normal way of working, many leaders are wondering how they build an inclusive hybrid culture. The pandemic laid bare existing inequalities at work — around caregiving, race and even age — and while there is an opportunity to “build back better,” the path to “better” is unclear, even for… Read more »

Joe Rogan apologizes to Spotify and musicians amid boycott over his podcast

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy.

Description: Podcaster Joe Rogan has apologized to Spotify, while also addressing the controversy around his podcast. Musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell recently boycotted the service for continuing to host “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has been accused by medical professionals of spreading Covid misinformation. Both musicians have since pulled their music libraries from Spotify. Source:… Read more »

Giving Feedback That Works: Plant the Seeds of Confidence

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Most managers dread giving feedback. Offering a blend of praise and criticism is supposed to help your team members do more of what they’re good at and improve in areas where they’ve missed the mark. But research shows it rarely works that way (see the Nano Tool, “The Annual Performance Review: Should You Eliminate… Read more »

The U.S. Labor Movement Is Popular, Prominent and Also Shrinking

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, International Business, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Unionization efforts involving some of the most recognizable names in business have dominated headlines across the United States in recent months. Starbucks workers in Buffalo and Amazon employees in Bessemer, Ala., and on Staten Island have recently moved to unionize, as have workers at an REI store in Manhattanlast week. Successful strikes at John Deere and Kellogg have drawn new attention to the state… Read more »

Hybrid work is here to stay. Activating your hologram may be the next way to enter a meeting

Posted by & filed under Communication, Control, Decision Making, Ethics & Social Responsibility, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior.

Description: Millions of U.S. workers are quitting their jobs in what some are calling the “Great Resignation.” Others, such as Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, see it as the “Great Reevaluation,” as workers seek increased flexibility. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 26, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/great-resignation-supports-more-hybrid-work-may-lead-to-holograms.html Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »