Going forward, Reich says, “IAC has agreed to let me run with the company myself.” Now the majority owner of CH Media, Reich says he hopes “to save Dropout, CollegeHumor, Drawfee, Dorkly, and many of our shows. Some will need to take on bold new creative directions in order to survive. You may not agree with all of them. And this won’t be the last time I ask for your support,” he said. … [Read more...] about Major layoffs hit CollegeHumor: Can it survive without Match Group owner IAC?
Rob Smith, executive director of the Justice Collaborative, which is attempting to fix what it describes as a “deeply flawed criminal justice system,” wants to leverage Just Mercy in several ways. One is to present it to more governors to help them realize that most people who are guilty of a crime have the capacity “to grow and change” and should be candidates for commuted sentences. Another is to prompt journalists to devote more coverage to commutation, parole, and clemency—and hold politicians accountable when they don’t exercise their power to grant them. And the third is to use the film to spark a conversation with prosecutors. … [Read more...] about ‘Just Mercy,’ the new Michael B. Jordan drama, wants to spark a criminal justice revolution
Cates recognizes, however, that in a simplistic world, likability is clearly better than a fear-based leadership approach. “Fear-based leadership takes up a lot of energy—keeping people on their toes, always worried about interacting with the boss—and it drives things underground; people hide themselves and hide issues, to keep out of the spotlight. Likability can be the opposite side of that coin as it draws people out. They’re glad to see you because they know something good is going to happen from the exchanges that you have.” … [Read more...] about Here’s why being likable may make you a less effective leader