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The 8020Info Water Cooler

Our newsletter is created to keep you abreast of some of the latest news and information of interest to small businesses, non-profits and public sector organizations. Water coolers are often the place where the best ideas are shared and we hope this newsletter — which we publish every three weeks — can serve a similar function in our own communities.

 

Vol-22_No-07_May_09-2022 May 8th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at promoting change, encouraging staff, better check-in conversations, T-shape skill sets and knowing when it’s time to pull the plug. Enjoy!

Two Techniques for Promoting Change
Focus Your Check-In Conversations
The One-Minute Manager’s Top Takeaway
Scratch the Degree Requirement
When To Pull the Plug
Consider Hiring “T-Shaped” Leaders
Reading: A New Way to Think
Reading: Range (Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World)

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Vol-22_No-06_Apr_18-2022 April 17th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look leadership fears, managing polarized workforces, making human connection, finding meaning in data, and opening the gate blocking customers from your online content. Enjoy!

Five Fears of Leadership
Managing a Polarized Workforce
Five Questions to Build Human Connection
Opening your Information Gate
The Model: Matching Meaning to the Math
Setting Your Team Up for Success
Reading: Corruptible | The Imagination Machine

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Vol-22_No-05_Mar_28-2022 March 27th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at seven types of rest, how to help teams thrive in the months ahead, the science of blockbusters, when (or not) to wait til the last minute, barriers to dialogue, and why good employees quit. Enjoy!

The Seven Types of Rest
Help Your Team to Thrive Post-Pandemic
The Science of Blockbusters
Why Wait Til the Last Minute?
The List: Why Good Employees Quit (and What to Do)
When Tensions Make Dialogue Difficult
Reading: Suddenly Hybrid | The Exponential Age

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Vol-22_No-04_Mar_07-2022 March 6th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at post-pandemic rehabilitation, avoiding group think, factors that influence trust and referability, and how the times may favour talent recruitment. Enjoy!

Take Time to Rehabilitate from the Pandemic
Tips for Avoiding Team Group Think
Improving your Google Ranking
The Great Recruiting Opportunity
Factors Affecting Organizational Trust
Do your habits enhance referability?
Reading: The First, The Few, The Only | Cultures of Belonging
Reading: The Age of AI

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Vol-22_No-03_Feb_14-2022 February 12th, 2022

In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at updates to a marketing classic, balancing the paradoxes of leadership, HR trends for 2022, a list of decision-making steps, what we’re reading and determining when to concede. Enjoy!

Kotler on Marketing, Today
The Workplace, Today and Tomorrow
Paradoxes of Leadership
An Economic Historian on Five Laws of Stupidity
Some Decision-Making Steps
On Whether to Concede
Reading: Compassionate Leadership | Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

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