Matt Lauer Is Reportedly Seeking a $30 Million Golden Parachute

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Description: Matt Lauer’s lawyers are reportedly trying to ensure that the disgraced former Todayshow host walks away from his NBC gig with a hefty sum. Source: Fortune.com Date: Dec 01, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/12/01/matt-lauer-30-million-payout/ Questions for discussion: What are the issues facing NBC and Matt Lauer as they deal with his firing? How should management structure contracts… Read more »

The Hidden Victim of Sexual Harassment: Women’s Careers

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Description: Yet another industry titan tumbled from his perch on Wednesday as NBC announced the firing of star Today Show host Matt Lauer for alleged “inappropriate sexual behavior.” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 30, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/11/30/matt-lauer-fired-sexual-harassment-jobs/ Questions for discussion: What does the report suggest may be a consequence of the recent scandals? Do you agree with… Read more »

Amazon.com wants to be your new executive assistant at work.

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Description: Now Hiring? Amazon Says Its Voice Aide Alexa Is Ready For the Office Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 30, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/11/30/amazon-voice-aide-alexa-is-ready-for-the-office/ Questions for discussion: How can Amazon serve as an executive assistant? Do you think this is the next big thing in technology for productivity in the workplace?

Canadian companies should be more courageous about diversity, Deloitte report urges

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Description: MONTREAL — Canadian business leaders need to take “courageous” actions to make sure their companies are more diverse and inclusive in order to remain competitive amid demographic and technological changes in the workplace, according to a new report released Wednesday. Source: BNN.ca Date: Nov 22, 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/canadian-companies-should-be-more-courageous-about-diversity-deloitte-report-urges-1.922556 Questions for discussion: What does the… Read more »

As ‘Ban the Box’ Spreads, Private Employers Still Have Questions

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Description: Tight labor markets and simple compassion are among the reasons that small businesses are getting behind fair-chance employment, a movement to level the playing field for job hunters who have a criminal record. But even advocates acknowledge that, despite the momentum, there are hurdles beyond the expected concerns about public safety. Source: NYTimes.com Date:… Read more »

‘We absolutely have a problem’: Canada’s tech sector gender gap

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Description: Canadian technology companies may be breaking new ground as innovators, but a landmark study published on Wednesday finds the sector is behind the times when it comes to finding a place for women in senior roles. Source: GlobeandMail.com Date: Oct 20, 2017 Link: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/technology/we-absolutely-have-a-problem-canadas-tech-sector-gender-gap/article36789423/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& Questions for discussion: Summarize the findings presented in this report?… Read more »

Michael Oreskes Quits NPR Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

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Description: Michael Oreskes, who led NPR’s news division and was formerly a high-ranking editor at The New York Times, resigned on Wednesday after being accused of sexually harassing women. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 01, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/business/media/mike-oreskes-npr-sexual-harassment.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=13&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: How serious a problem is a charge of sexual harrasement for an individual and for… Read more »

How Sears could stir ‘a lot of instability’ in holiday season

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Description: Sears Canada is poised to be an agent of chaos for the retail industry this holiday shopping season, as the the prospect of deep discounts looms large over competing big box stores. While the company’s planned liquidation is sure to reverberate through the industry heading into year’s end, a pair of retail experts say… Read more »

Gretchen Carlson: How I Handled Sexual Harassment

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Description: “You find out who your friends are in a big way when you come forward” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 04, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2ygZqGr Questions for discussion: What lessons should managers take away from this discussion? What lessons are presented here for women in the workplace?

Successful Entrepreneurs Should Know These 6 Thinkers, Artists And Authors

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Description: When Warren Buffett was asked recently to describe a successful business, he brought up one of Ben Franklin’s bon mots: “Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.” Source: Forbes.com Date: Sep 21, 2017 Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2017/09/21/entrepreneurs-thinkers-artists-authors/#67a6eaf86799 Questions for discussion: What message is the author of this article trying to convey about entrepreneurial thinking?… Read more »