Recorded September 23, 2019 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Interview: Brian Lamoureux, Pannone Lopes Devereaux
Brian Lamoureux is a Partner at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara in Johnston where he practices commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, as well as handles legal issues relating to social and digital media and cybersecurity. He is also a Practitioner Faculty member at Providence College where he teaches Business Law and an MBA course he created called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment.”
Topic: Is Big Tech heading down the same road of Big Tobacco?
- Troublesome Teammates - Is a coworker getting on your nerves? Listen to this Dear HBR podcast to help deal with coworker conflict.
- The Ultimate List of Emotions and How to Control Your Emotions - How many emotions are there? According to Robert Plutchik’s theory, there are eight basic emotions: Anger, Anticipation, Disgust, Fear, Joy, Sadness, Surprise, and Trust. The variety of emotions we experience have all evolved to keep us safe, but how do you control them? Here are a few steps to help control your emotions:
- Take a moment to identify the emotion
- Consider other factors
- Investigate the emotion and its context
- Take some time to chill
- What to Do When You’re Losing Your Audience During a Presentation - You can tell when an audience has stopped listening to you during a presentation. Phones come out, and attendees start doing other activities. How do you get their attention back? Here are a few techniques...
- Move to a different part of the stage.
- Speed up — or slow down — the pace of your remarks.
- Lowering your voice or pausing, especially on a key point.
- Introduce a story or analogy that illustrates your point.
- Email drains 5 hours of worker's time every day, Adobe finds - The average worker spends five hours a day looking at email, according to a survey on email use from Adobe. The study, which surveyed 1,002 adults in the U.S., found the following:
- People devote almost three and a half hours a day to catch up on work emails, plus another two sorting through personal email.
- Personal and work email use are down since 2016, but time spent in work inboxes rose slightly, up from 3.3 hours in 2018 to 3.4 hours.
- Roughly one-third of millennials say they check email while in bed or watching TV at home. Another 26% say they remain connected to email inboxes even while on vacation.
- 6 Ways to Set Boundaries Around Email - Here are six ways to set email boundaries and how to clearly convey them:
- Email signature disclaimers.
- Use your autoresponder generously.
- Add instructions on your website or on social media.
- Tell people what requests will be ignored.
- Set communications guidelines for your team.
- Lead by example.
- Cybersecurity confidence rattled by continued investments, small results - Businesses are losing confidence in their ability to understand, assess and measure cyberthreats, according to Microsoft's 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey of more than 1,500 business leaders. Findings include:
- Confidence in the ability to assess and understand cybercrime dropped from 18% to 9% in 2018.
- Only 11% of firms feel a "high degree of confidence" in their cyber resilience.
- At most, 15% of firms have some level of confidence in supply chain/business partner threat mitigation.