In inclusivity push, Unilever to exclude word ‘normal’ from beauty products

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Description: Dove soap maker Unilever will remove the word “normal” from its beauty and personal care products, as well as stop digital alterations of body shapes and skin color of models used in its advertising in a push to be more inclusive. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/08/in-inclusivity-push-unilever-to-exclude-word-normal-from-beauty-products-.html Questions for discussion: What do… Read more »

Leadership in sports needs to see ‘more women at the table’: Big East Commissioner

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Description: Val Ackerman, Commissioner of the Big East, joins Yahoo Finance’s Julie Hyman and Alexis Christoforous to discuss equality for women athletes. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/leadership-sports-needs-see-more-185705762.html Questions for discussion: Why is it important for women to participate “at the table” of sports management and decision-making? How should the… Read more »

How natural gas is emerging as both villain and saviour in the climate change battle

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Description: There’s a growing debate whether it could help or hurt the environment Source: CBC.ca Date: Mar 06, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bakx-natural-gas-co2-1.5938954 Questions for discussion: Is natural gas a better energy solution in comparison to alternatives? How should the industry be developed, in your opinion?

SPOS #765 – Kat Cole On The State Of Leadership – Live From Clubhouse

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #765 – Host: Mitch Joel. Welcome to the our second-ever live podcast recoding from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage these days). This conversation was recorded on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021. Our conversation this week is with someone I met many moons back on… Read more »

Lego, Barbie, Betty Crocker, Kind Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Description: To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lego is going old-school — all the way back to 1981. To help parents encourage their girls to keep building, it’s featuring a 40-year-old ad of a beaming redhead showing off her castle, headlined: “What it is is beautiful.” Source: Media.Post.com Date: Mar 08, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/361176/lego-barbie-betty-crocker-kind-celebrate-intern.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121662&hashid=xIhhTnG4Qdmubrqstxmgaw Questions for… Read more »

We need a total boardroom rethink if customers are to be better served

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Description: Boards have become detached from the reality of their customers. More outsiders willing to ask the big, awkward questions should be brought in – the voices of the future, the customer and of those who see things differently are needed. Source: MarketingWeek.com Date: Mar 05, 2021 Link: https://www.marketingweek.com/tom-goodwin-boardroom-rethink-customers-better-served/ Questions for discussion: What are the… Read more »

The Movie Industry Holds Its Breath As New York Reopens Theaters

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Description: Movie theaters in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Philadelphia have been open for months. But attendance remains low, not just because of public safety concerns—but because there isn’t much to see. Major studios are delaying their blockbusters, or releasing them straight to streaming. Source: NPR.org Date: Mar 04, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/04/973474340/the-movie-industry-holds-its-breath-as-new-york-reopens-theaters Questions for discussion: Why… Read more »

10% GDP growth? The U.S. economy is on fire, and is about to get stoked even more

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Description: The U.S. economy has roared back to life in 2021, with first-quarter growth set to defy even the rosiest expectations as another fresh influx of cash looms. Manufacturing data Monday showed the sector at its highest growth level since August 2018. That report from the Institute for Supply Management in turn helped confirm the… Read more »

What the federal government has to offer small businesses led by women

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Description: Government has almost doubled its investment to nearly $5 billion during the pandemic to help women-led businesses Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 26, 2021 Link: https://financialpost.com/entrepreneur/what-the-federal-government-has-to-offer-small-businesses-led-by-women Questions for discussion: Summarize some key opportunities available to small businesses led by women. Do you think these programs are enough help? What else could be done, in your… Read more »

SPOS #764 – Ethan Kross On The Power (And Problem) Of Self-Talk

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #764 – Host: Mitch Joel. Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. A professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. He moved… Read more »