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 »

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 »

How LinkedIn Became a Place to Overshare

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Description: “This isn’t Facebook,” users complain. But others are finding it a valuable place to talk about much more than work. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Sep 16, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/16/business/linkedin-overshare.html Questions for discussion: How has LinkedIn changed? Why do you think this has happened? Has this change made LinkedIn better or worse as a medium for… Read more »

Biden pushed railways, unions to ‘be creative’ and ‘flexible’ to reach a deal and avoid a shutdown, White House says

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Description: President Joe Biden urged railway executives and union leaders to be creative and flexible in finding a compromise to avoid a shutdown that could have disrupted the transport of goods across the U.S., White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/15/biden-pushed-railways-unions-to-be-creative-white-house-says.html Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »

Peloton co-founders John Foley and Hisao Kushi are leaving the company in a broad executive shakeup

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Description: Peloton on Monday announced the resignations of two of the company’s founders and another top executive, marking the end of an era for the struggling fitness-equipment company as CEO Barry McCarthy dramatically reshapes the business. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/12/peloton-co-founders-john-foley-hisao-kushi-are-leaving-company.html Questions for discussion: What has happened at the firm… Read more »

Change Doesn’t Happen in a Day. That’s Why Consistency Is Key.

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Description: Changing is an incremental, repetitive task that takes time. But if you earnestly do your best to better yourself, you will succeed. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 01, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/leadership/change-doesnt-happen-in-a-day-so-stop-expecting-it-to/432656 Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about making change happen. Do you agree with this prescription for orchestrating change? What would you… Read more »

The 3 worst mistakes bosses can make during a recession that lead employees to quit

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Description: In regular times, good bosses can be hard to find. Turbulent economic conditions — like a potentially looming recession — can make it so much worse. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 10, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/10/worst-mistakes-bosses-can-make-during-recessions-make-employees-quit.html Questions for discussion: Do you agree with this analysis? What would you add to the discussion?