On Sunday, Americans will gather around their televisions to watch the biggest football game of the year. We’ll see teammates forge relationships on the field, work together, and take home the title. At work, we want our teams to succeed, too. We want our entry-level employees to make a big impact just like the rookie on our favorite team did. And we hope our senior executives lead as effectively as the veteran QB does. In fact, by studying leadership on the field, we can learn great strategies for leadership in the workplace.
On January 25, 2017, the #BellLetsTalk hashtag appeared all across social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram. Bell Let's Talk, sponsored by Bell Media in Canada, is meant to focus specifically on sharing stories of mental illness in order to help normalize the struggles that people go through. Each time the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was used, 5 cents was donated to various mental health causes across Canada - this year raising $6,585,250 from 131,705,010 interactions. The yearly initiative has been going strong since 2010.
Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at work, so why not make it fun? In fact, research has shown that creating a feeling of optimism and happiness at work can improve employee performance. A survey of HR managers showed that the majority encourages fun at work because they believe it benefits both the individual and the organization.
Companies partner with nonprofit organizations every day, but how closely are they measuring the outcomes of these partnerships? Are companies holding their partners accountable and setting goals that will help define success? Are these partnerships bringing value and really making a difference? The impact of partnerships can be measured in a number of ways.
For the 11th year, Gildan supports the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (FAEQ) with the contribution of five scholarship bursaries to young athletes. The “Gildan Leadership Scholarship” is offered to student athletes who have not only distinguished themselves on the field and in the classroom, but who have also gone that extra step by playing leadership roles within their communities.
For many of us, it's possible when we think of 'Crowdsourcing' that what comes to mind is the Kickstarter of an exciting cause or product that we recently contributed financially to (often to support a friend who’s involved in it) after seeing it promoted on social media. Crowdfunding, whilst the highest profile aspect, is, however, only part of a burgeoning ecosystem of crowdsourcing.
Freeport-McMoRan works successfully with community leaders to create forums for community involvement.
Freeport-McMoRan’s Community Partnership Panels (CPPs) comprise a broad range of stakeholder group representatives across all sectors of the community. The panels meet regularly to learn about the status of the business and operational activities, and discuss and collaborate on ways to mitigate any challenges.
As part of the FOX Sports University program, which gives college students across the U.S. the chance to gain hands-on experience in the sports business, FOX Sports has teamed with the Microsoft Corporation for a unique education project at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. Upper-level marketing students will spend the semester developing new ways to use Microsoft's OneNote application to enhance the sports experience for viewers and broadcasters.