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Description: As inclusion strategist Vernã Myers says, “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” But what if it’s a virtual dance party, where you’re unsure who to invite, how to send the invitations, who can DJ or what online platform would work the best? That is the situation many of us are finding ourselves in these days. We are in uncharted waters trying to float without knowing how to use the life vests.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Mar 27, 2020

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/348209

Questions for discussion:

  • What are some of the key ideas presented in this article?
  • How should HR managers deal with this advice, in your opinion?

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Description: In its simplest form, a job interview is an attempt to impress someone at the other end of the table. Your résumé and qualifications got your foot in the door, but the in-person interview is where potential hires most often succeed or flounder.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 13, 2020

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/smarter-living/how-to-answer-common-difficult-interview-questions.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the lessons HR managers should take away from this article?
  • How can this article help individuals prepare for interviews?

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Description: Pacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday for the nation’s largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 20, 2020

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/pge-reaches-bankruptcy-deal-with-california-governor.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the implications for Californians going forward?
  • How will management decisions be affected as a result of the deal?
  • What could previous management have done better to restructure operations and safety?

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Description: A measure of Canadian small business confidence has cratered to the lowest level on record in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said Wednesday that its gauge of sentiment is at depths not seen during even past recessions.

Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Mar 27, 2020

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/50-of-small-business-planning-layoffs-as-confidence-hits-new-low-1.1412019

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize how small business managers are dealing with coronavirus.
  • How is it affecting employees and employment?
  • How do you think the future will look after the health risks subside?

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress.

Source: e-Marketer.com

Date: Mar 17, 2020

Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/why-tech-companies-can-regain-consumer-trust-as-coronavirus-crisis-continues?ecid=NL1001

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the highlights presented in this report?
  • Do you agree that brands that are viewed as a source of greater trust will benefit after this crisis has passed?
  • What does this mean for managers, investors?

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Description: The coronavirus is more than a health menace. It’s a wealth destroyer that the global economy will have to live with for many months to come.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Feb 25, 2020

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-28/the-world-catches-a-dangerous-virus-of-the-mind?srnd=businessweek-v2

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about what was known about the coronavirus a month ago and how people interpreted and dealt with it?
  • Why do you think people behaved as they did?

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Description: To limit exposure to the coronavirus, many companies across the U.S. are urging, and some are mandating, that employees work from home.

Source: NPR.com – podcast

Date: Mar 15, 2020

Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/815973389/virtual-happy-hour-anyone-working-from-home-but-keeping-connected

Questions for discussion:

  • How are firms responding to the needs of employees working from home?
  • What other ideas would you suggest to help maintain social connections from a distance?

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Description: With the world drowning in plastic, the need for recycling is more acute than ever. But the industry that handles all that waste is on the verge of collapse.

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Mar 17, 2020

Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/5187780a-ab59-4647-bf11-134b18573b67?activePlaylistName=Fortune%20Magazine%20Features

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the ethical, social, and operational problems facing managers in this industry?
  • What would you advise managers to do?

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Description: Take advantage of lower costs and seize market share.

Source: Entrepreneur.com

Date: Mar 16, 2020

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347565?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say businesses should do with Facebook at this time?
  • Develop an outline of a Facebook campaign for say Nike or one of the professional sports associations like the NBA.

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #714 – Host: Mitch Joel. My friend, Michael Bungay Stanier, is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior and competency. His book, The Coaching Habit, has sold over 700,000 copies and has over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. In 2019, he was named the #1 thought leader in coaching, and was shortlisted for the coaching prize by Thinkers50. Michael was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and has been named a Global Coaching Guru since 2014. If you still don’t think that he’s all that smart, he was a Rhodes Scholar. Michael is the Founder of Box of Crayons and a hyper-compelling keynote speaker. He’s been on the show before, but is back to talk about his newly-published book, The Advice Trap – Be humble, stay curious and change the way you lead forever. It’s another sure-to-be bestseller. Enjoy the conversation….

Source: SixPixels.com podcast

Date: Mar 15, 2020

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-714-michael-bungay-stanier-on-humble-and-curious-leaders/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SixPixelsOfSeparation+%28Six+Pixels+of+Separation+-+Mitch+Joel%29

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the highlights presented in this podcast.
  • Do you agree with the points made by Michael Bungay Stanier?