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The Milken Institute and The Harris Poll today released the findings of a joint research program called “The Listening Project,” finding a global void in leadership as the COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than one million people worldwide and has crippled international economies.

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Source: Milken Institute and The Harris Poll, “The Listening Project”

The global survey, which was conducted in two phases (before and during COVID-19*) among nearly 30,000 people across 27 countries, found “access and affordability to healthcare” and “communicable/infectious disease containment and prevention” tied as the top two priorities on the list. “Corruption and transparency” rose to the third most urgent problem, as citizens became frustrated with government’s handling of COVID-19 around the globe.

“The Listening Project” demonstrates the widespread lack of support for how countries have handled COVID-19. For example:

  • Globally, 71% of respondents said “this

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Press release from the Office of Senator Kevin Witkos:

Oct. 11, 2020

State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) is honored to announce that he has recently received a Leadership Award from the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and ReadyCT for his work in supporting computer science education in Connecticut. The award was recently presented during the CSTA & ReadyCT Virtual Summit held on October 2nd.

“I am honored to have received this award and I’m so proud of the efforts we’ve made over the past few years in ensuring computer science becomes part of the curriculum for students across Connecticut and that our teachers recognize the importance of this field. With many industries and sectors of our economy becoming more technological and digital, computer science skills are more important than ever. I’m proud of the bipartisan work that went into passing this legislation and so thankful for the work of CSTA,

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(Bloomberg) —

World Trade Organization members selected two final candidates — Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee — to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, according to people familiar with the matter.

By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female director general in its 25-year history.



Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wearing a hat: Key Speakers At The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)


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Key Speakers At The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.

Yoo is South Korea’s trade minister. During her 25-year career in government, she has helped expand her country’s trade network through bilateral accords

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Leadership Trends For 2021 And Beyond

October 7, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Maureen Metcalf, CEO, the Innovative Leadership Institute, is dedicated to elevating the quality of leaders across the globe.

Where there is disruption, there is an opportunity. Where there is a collapse, there is an evolutionary opportunity. As an interconnected global system, we are facing opportunities to address risks and create a more sustainable, just and fair future for more people. To create this future, leaders need to understand the current leadership trends as well as the overarching megatrends. I’ll talk about the trends I see at the end of 2020 based on my clients’ work, as well as 50 interviews I conducted with executives, authors, thought leaders and academics.

Trend 1: Economic volatility impacting society and the workplace, increasing polarization on global sustainability, and social justice issues impacting international relations and local communities.

Increased financial debt, polarization, geopolitical instability, Covid-19 and “unprecedented climate events” are colliding to amplify one

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Three members of Apple’s leadership team, CFO Luca Maestri, COO Jeffrey Williams and SVP of Legal and Global Security Katherine Adams, each saw a batch of restricted stock units vest last week.

Revealed in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings made public on Monday, Maestri and Williams both acquired 519,080 shares of Apple stock on Oct. 1, a lode worth just under $60.5 million at the end of trading today. Adams saw 459,856 RSUs worth nearly $53.6 million vest on the Oct. 1 conversion date.

Apple withheld 275,649 shares from Maestri and Williams’ awards, and 227,496 shares from Adams, to satisfy tax laws.

Williams on Oct. 2 sold 257,343 shares in multiple trades ranging from $113.02 to $114.41, equating to about $29.2 million in proceeds. He currently holds 489,260 shares. Following the grant, Maestri retains 353,703 shares and Adams owns 323,396 shares.

The executives’ bonuses are distributed on

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Apple on Friday updated its leadership webpage to reflect Greg Joswiak’s replacement of Phil Schiller as Worldwide Marketing head, as well as to note Schiller’s new role of “Apple Fellow.”

The Cupertino tech giant announced in August that Phil Schiller would be transitioned out of his role as SVP of Worldwide Marketing and replaced by Joswiak. As “Apple Fellow,” Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple events, but will no longer oversee Apple’s marketing team.

On its updated leadership page, Joswiak is now listed as Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing, while Schiller is the only one on Apple’s executive leadership team to carry the title of “Apple Fellow.”

In August, Schiller confirmed that he is not leaving Apple and that he would remain with the company “as long as they will have me.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in August that Joswiak’s “many years of leadership

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‘Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.’ The famous saying has indeed incited even the tech-savvy crowd to step back and to think before racing into the realm of automation, mechanization, robotics, and computers. A modern term to specifically refer to these evolutions would be ‘digitalization.’ Starting right from the daily chores to currency, every aspect is radically fitting in the robe of digitalization. Interestingly, the revolution in technology is at its most prominent state in the current century more than ever before. The twenty-first century is thus, no wonder known as the era of innovation.

The influence of technology is brushing all industrial sectors, significantly improving not only how things used to function but even how humans used to think, act, and execute plans twenty to thirty years back from now. Considering this aspect, one of the aspects that technology has considerably influenced is’ leadership’ in the … Read More