Topic of the Week
Dumb & Dumbest: Reducing Distorted Thinking at Work
Unfortunately many of us shoot ourselves not with a gun, but with our own brand of distorted thinking at work.
Blog of the Week
Walmart raises minimum pay again, while Sam's Club closes many stores
Walmart wants you to read the good news: it’s raising its minimum wage from $9-10 to $11 an hour, and expanding paid parental leave benefits. Donald Trump wants you to read that the company is giving credit for that move to the recent Republican corporate tax cuts. Neither of them wants you to think much about the years-long worker organizing campaign to demand improved wages and benefits, and they definitely don’t want you to think about the news that also just came out that Sam’s Club, the Walmart warehouse chain, is closing dozens of stores, if not more.
Thought for the Week
"If I had to reduce the responsibilities of a good follower to a single rule, it would be to speak truth to power."
List of the Week
from Dr. John Izzo
Why People Don't Step Up at Work: The Top Three Reasons
- Leaders making decisions without seeking input, 64%
- Leaders dismissing ideas without exploring the ideas, 38%
- People not getting rewarded or recognized for playing outside the lines, 26%
Top Five News Headlines
- American women are angry and this new podcast wants to hear their stories
- Paying tipped workers better wouldn’t lead to fewer restaurant jobs
- NAACP Honors Memphis Sanitation Workers Who Went On Strike In 1968
- Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight
- Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock