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One Degree Friday July 10 2020

Four questions for a rapid leadership reset

The existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” This insight raises a profound paradox — and challenge — for those who lead. Focusing on the constant demands of the present moment and the future can keep you from fully learning from what you’ve done in the past. An inability to reflect wastes experience, leaving its value only partially harvested.


Unilever breaks new ground with bold climate and nature strategy

Buffeted by the Covid-19 pandemic, no one quite knows what the future holds for the global economy. On the positive side, concerns on tackling the climate emergency and wider sustainability challenges appear to remain firmly on the board agenda. According to a survey of 100 leading sustainability professionals by The Climate Group, the vast majority (97%) of companies intend to keep their sustainability strategies unchanged going forward. In addition, four in five (80%) report the pandemic had no marked effect on their ongoing climate actions.


Facebook boycott organizers say meeting with social media giant was a ‘disappointment’

Organizers of the Stop Hate For Profit Facebook ad boycott campaign say that their meeting with the social media giant’s executives was disappointing. The organizers met with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on July 7th.

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Companies are increasingly turning to social media to screen potential employees

As businesses around the world slowly start to reopen after being forced to shut down operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduates of the class of 2020 are sharpening their presentation skills and updating their resumes to look for employment opportunities. But will their polished resumes make them more competitive relative to their peers?


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