Fidelity is the latest employer to offer free college education to workers.

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Description: Despite growing economic uncertainty, employers are still waging a war for talent, and employees are coming out ahead. Now, more businesses are expanding their benefit offerings with free college programs to attract and retain workers. ​Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 03, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/03/fidelity-is-latest-employer-to-offer-free-college-education-to-workers.html Questions for discussion: Do you think that this… Read more »

The Parents Are Not All Right. And That’s a Problem for Your Talent Pipeline

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Description: Child care has never been more expensive or difficult to obtain. Bobbie co-founder Sarah Hardy explains how her company tries to shoulder some of that burden for employees. Source: INC.com Date: Nov, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/magazine/202211/diana-ransom/bobbie-affordable-child-care.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Nov%2002,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGH3D4kHFTaxc9Ca-KdxAMh5w3flsvz–GS0wQPSjcON12rfLza6cJN_F2HtTKmJtOcgcR3Aq7bKetYEaipwEuwuoOeleTBp_QwtWSNwA Questions for discussion: What are some of the issues facing organizations and parents that Sarah Hardy is addressing? What… Read more »

Nano Tools for Leaders® — a collaboration between Wharton Executive Education and Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management — are fast, effective tools that you can learn and start using in less than 15 minutes, with the potential to significantly impact your success. ​

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Description: The Goal . Halve the time and double the impact of your meetings. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Oct 26, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-25-minute-meeting/ Questions for discussion: Do you think this model is a good one for most business related work? What are your positive and negative comments about the guidance and recommendations for running meetings? ​

A New Book Reveals What Is Actually Causing Workplace Burnout (and How to Prevent It)

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Description: More effort has been made to help people cope with burnout, rather than on preventing burnout from happening in the first place Source: INC.com Date: Oct 28, 2022 Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/burnout-challenge-book-reveals-what-causing-workplace-burnout.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2027,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHvVd8sHu8o54XOE9NPo27sXHXderFCk9ms8AVMwNpZC3TiAjIyUEtGPXGoHdRVsgGiml50dYqtTdDgrSTaVq1gVbfhg_MTR0nwCLfZw Questions for discussion: What does the article say about burnout and how to prevent it? Do you agree with this analysis and strategy? What… Read more »

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated labor laws with union remarks, federal agency alleges

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Description: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor laws when he remarked in recent interviews that employees could be negatively affected by unions, a federal labor agency said. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 27, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/27/nlrb-says-amazon-ceo-andy-jassy-violated-labor-laws.html Questions for discussion: What are the issues involved here? Do you think there was a violation of the law or… Read more »

SPOS #850 – Douglas Rushkoff On The Harmful Effects Of Technology On Our Future

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how… Read more »

Make Leader Character Your Competitive Edge

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Description: Character is about a lot more than ethics — and fostering a culture where it is valued equally alongside competence can result in better decisions and better outcomes. Source: SloanReview.MIT.edu Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/make-leader-character-your-competitive-edge/ Questions for discussion: How does the report distinguish between character and competence? Briefly, explain the leader character model…. Read more »

How to Fight Back Against the Inhumanity of Modern Work

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Description: “It is easy for me to imagine,” wrote Wendell Berry in his 2000 book, “Life Is a Miracle,” “that the next great division of the world will be between people who wish to live as creatures and people who wish to live as machines.” I quote this a lot because so many of our social… Read more »

What The Office Of The Future Can Be

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Description: The other week, I wrote about the hesitancy to return to office. The fair question to ask is: So… now what do we do about it now? ​Source: SixPixels.com Date: Oct 19, 2022 Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/articles/archives/what-the-office-of-the-future-can-be/ Questions for discussion: What does the office of the future look like to you? How should management and employees approach the… Read more »

Employers look for new ways to recruit as aging workers contribute to ongoing labour shortage

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Description: More than 300,000 Canadians have already retired in 2022, Statistics Canada says Source: CBC.ca – video report Date: Oct 18, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/aging-workforce-labour-hiring-practices-1.6619256 Questions for discussion: What does the report say is the reason for labour shortages? How is Lee Valley Tools different in its hiring practices? What else would you advise this firm… Read more »