Hiring in the biotech industry right now is "a war of talent on steroids," especially in Boston where many pharmaceutical and biotech companies are based, according to Flexion Therapeutics CEO Michael Clayman. Companies have increased pay and benefits and offered higher titles to woo specialists in areas such as immunology, gene therapy and quality management.
Readers of Alison Green's "Ask a Manager" website explain why they'd quit, or have already done so, if forced back to offices full-time after experiencing the benefits of remote working. Green notes the pandemic has prompted a shift in employee expectations, their relationships with employers and their priorities in life.
Tipsy Scoop, Scoops on Tap and Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery are among startups tapping into the growing alcoholic ice cream trend and finding new ways to keep the sweet treat frozen. One draw for entrepreneurs is partnerships with local businesses and small operators that help to grow sales and promote producers.
Fields of Grace procures fresh produce for nonprofits in the Tri-Cities area of Washington by heading to local farms, orchards and residential properties to harvest excess and imperfect crops, such as blueberries. "Otherwise they sit here and perish on the bushes, and we're going in and gleaning them for the food bank and that's a treat for people who don't normally get that kind of thing," said Executive Director Lisa Williams.
Why it matters: If society suffers a complete geopolitical meltdown, researchers say New Zealand is the country that is best prepared to survive and thrive on its own. For obvious reasons, the methodology favored island nations as Iceland, the United Kingdom, Australia (specifically Tasmania) and Ireland rounded out the Top 5.
Celebrity apologies offer a template for how we should show remorse -- and where so many public apologies go wrong. "Simply put, issuing an effective apology comes down to recognizing your mistake, taking ownership of that mistake and genuinely sharing your remorse to the audiences that need to hear it most -- without condition or the expectation of immediate forgiveness," says Red Banyan CEO Evan Nierman, a crisis-communications expert.
Feelings don't necessarily drive your actions, and choosing to act can often prove elevating and energizing, writes Dan Rockwell, who notes that this is not medical advice. "Emotion is a feedback system that allows learning from behavior," Rockwell writes.
Leaders who recognize likely problems -- an unhappy customer or conflict between team members -- can be ready to respond to their occurrence and guide the team toward recovery, write Karin Hurt and David Dye. "You get more of what you celebrate and encourage, so be on the lookout for the moments where your team implements their recovery processes," they write.
Our work lives can be full of paradox, and the way through is not to deny this state but to "learn through it by changing your perspective, gathering more information, and getting a broader view," writes Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO of Leading in Context. Looking for the missing information in the face of paradox helps us be more ethical and effective as leaders, Thornton argues.
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