Weekly Reports October 2021

October 28, 2021

Weekly Report 21-78

  • SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION COMPANIES (SPACs), formerly called ‘Blank Check’ companies, raise funding for “any unspecified future deal. They are purposely incarnate, not identifying or initiating any substantive discussions with any potential business combination target.” Intentionally obscuring lack of fund Uses... Continue
  • October 24, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-76

  • “THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF LEADERSHIP is managing the emotions that come with strong responsibilities, especially making tough calls and handling conflicts, often avoided because it’s easy to get stressed, take matters personally and react emotionally with defensiveness, outbursts or... Continue
  • October 24, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-77

  • BACK-TO-OFFICE WORK MEANS GREATER RISK OF EMPLOYEE BURNOUT – when “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance, negativism/cynicism about the job, pessimism leading to depression/ apathy/ anxiety and ultimately a sense of hopelessness & helplessness all lead to... Continue
  • October 16, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-75

  • ‘DECISIONS’ OFTEN INVOLVE “DISCOMFORT OF UNKNOWN RESULTS and, because of our psychological aversion toward ambiguity, driving most to quick ‘cognitive closure,’ which can result in closed-mindedness and preclude consideration of alternatives too early.” Some research contends that “once a task... Continue
  • October 11, 2021

    Weekly Report 21-73

  • WEEDING OUT MIDDLE-MANAGERS TO FLATTEN ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE & PAYROLL COSTS, a trend responsive to the pandemic, can indeed “make companies more agile, enable faster decision-making and trim costs. But keeping employees engaged has become an increasing challenge and, for many,... Continue