McDonald’s will no longer lobby against minimum wage hikes

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Description:  McDonald’s will no longer take part in efforts to lobby against raising the minimum wage at the federal, state or local level, the fast-food giant told the National Restaurant Association Tuesday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 27, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/mcdonalds-reportedly-to-stop-lobbying-against-minimum-wage-hikes.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does this decision mean for the firm and the industry at large?… Read more »

KFC Aims to Keep Its China Edge With AI Menu, Robot Ice Cream Maker

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Description: In Shanghai’s southeastern district of Xujiahui, Colonel Sanders’s smiling visage looms over the restaurant entrance, as it does at thousands of KFC locations around the globe. But step inside, and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary KFC. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 20, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/yum-china-is-building-the-kfc-of-the-future?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What is motivating… Read more »

The Life of a CEO: Set the Direction, Communicate Often and Be Inspiring

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Description: In this new series, I’ll be interviewing top CEOs about how they lead day-to-day. Andi Owen, who took over as CEO of furniture maker Herman Miller in August 2018, shared some candid insights about what she has learned in her new role, and why her comfort zone is a steep learning curve. Source: LinkedIn.com Date: Mar 18,… Read more »

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

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Description: Companies have a hard time finding candidates with communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work on a team. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Mar 18, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/299944?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email Questions for discussion: Do you think these skills are commonly found amongst good performing employees? How can HRM cultivate these skills while employees work?

Women’s jobs more at risk from automation in Canada: RBC

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Description: Women’s jobs in Canada are more at risk from automation, because they hold more than half of the roles that face an “elevated threat,” according to a recent study from the Royal Bank of Canada. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 08, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/women-s-jobs-more-at-risk-from-automation-in-canada-rbc-1.1225385 Questions for discussion: What does the report say… Read more »

49 percent of Americans say this is the most annoying co-worker habit—and the other top 3 are pretty bad, too

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Description:   Are you the co-worker that drives everyone else crazy? It’s possible. A recent study, conducted by Olivet Nazarene University,asked 2,000 American workers if they’ve ever found themselves annoyed by another co-worker, and (yep, you guessed right) 100 percent of respondents said yes. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 01, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/4-signs-youre-the-annoying-person-in-the-office-and-what-to-do-about-it.html Questions for discussion: What are… Read more »

OPINION: Finance course should be required

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Description: Although many students may sulk at requiring additional classes, a finance class will create beneficial knowledge for the next generation of career-oriented adults. Source: KSUSentinel.com Date: Mar 04, 2019 Link: http://ksusentinel.com/2019/03/04/opinion-finance-course-should-be-required/ Questions for discussion: What are the primary arguments for making a course mandatory? Do you think it would help solve personal financial problems… Read more »

How a Halifax brewery is working to break down craft beer stereotypes

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Description: At Good Robot Brewing, diversity isn’t just found in the staff, it’s in the clients they try to attract Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 24, 2019 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/good-robot-brewing-diversity-nova-scotia-microbreweries-1.5026356 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about efforts to increase diversity in the firm and industry? Why can diversity improve operations, according to the report?… Read more »

12 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

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Description:   You’ll do fine if you look at leadership as a responsibility and not as an ego trip. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Feb 26, 2019 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/328741 Questions for discussion: What does this report say about leadership skills? Do you disagree with any items? What other suggestions or comments do you feel apply to this… Read more »

SPOS #656 – Team Human With Douglas Rushkoff

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #656 – Host: Mitch Joel. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when I get to speak media theorist, Douglas Rushkoff. He is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is… Read more »