What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

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What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

My 10-year-old daughter and I are tired of boy heroes in young adult fiction. Sure, we love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Yet, we need more role models for our future female leaders. My daughter inhales books. I’m not exaggerating. She will easily read 200 pages in two days. She’s not anti-social; she has lots […]

What We Want Our Future Leaders To Know

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What We Want Our Future Leaders To Know

What will make a future leader successful? I explored this in my piece, *Portrait of a Future Leader, published as part of Upwork’s Work: Reimagined series on Medium. Really getting down to the nitty-gritty of how major workforce trends will affect leaders was exciting. But I don’t know everything. To move beyond research and hear […]

A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce

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A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce

Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk took a self-proclaimed deep dive into how Americans are putting together their work-lives. The resulting report, Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce, spells out the fact that one of the four major United States workforce trends headed our direction is actually hitting us head-on. That trend is […]

How Do Generations Impact Teamwork?

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How Do Generations Impact Teamwork?

In the last few months I was honored to be interviewed about the future of work and how generations impact teamwork. I even got to do some interviewing myself with Itay Talgalm. Finally, I was given the opportunity to share a valuable tool for executives who weed through multiple ideas, to focus on the most […]

Welcome To The Workplace Revolution

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Welcome To The Workplace Revolution

The future of work will look very different than its stale, pale and male past. In fact, the very fabric of the United States Workforce is already changing profoundly. To paint a picture of the changes taking place, *Upwork sponsored a series of stories dedicated to exploring the evolution of the United States workplace called […]

Nine Tips For Millennials To Be Taken More Seriously at Work

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Nine Tips For Millennials To Be Taken More Seriously at Work

Just like all younger generations, members of the Millennial Generation (those born between 1981 and 2001) struggle with being taken seriously at work. But why should they be taken seriously? They are lazy, entitled, high-maintenance, in need of handholding, and unwilling to pay their dues…right? Wrong. Those are the common stereotypes of the Millennial Generation […]

Itay Talgam: An Interview With The Leadership Maestro

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Itay Talgam: An Interview With The Leadership Maestro

I was completely startstruck. I couldn’t believe I was given the opportunity to interview him and I truly didn’t know what to ask. We’d never met, but I’ve used his profound TED talk many times when teaching and coaching. I’m talking about Itay Talgam, conductor, business consultant, speaker, and author of The Ignorant Maestro: How […]

A Call to Graduates: Find Your Purpose

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A Call to Graduates: Find Your Purpose

It’s graduation season, which means young people all over the world are looking ahead and imagining what part they will play in the future. Those graduating university are saddled with a lot of unknowns, yet as they hold their diplomas in one and throw their caps in the sky with the other, there is a […]

Interviews With Anne Loehr: Spring Roundup

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Interviews With Anne Loehr: Spring Roundup

The last few months have been jam-packed with opportunities for me to speak to organizations all over the country. I’ve spoken on topics such as second-generation bias, recruiting and retaining women, emotional intelligence, decision making tools for CEOs who are flooded with ideas, the future of work, how to sell to the Millennial generation as […]

Freelancer or Employee? How to Avoid Employee Misclassification

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Freelancer or Employee? How to Avoid Employee Misclassification

There are more freelance workers in America than the total combined populations of 25 states. Making up 34% of the U.S. workforce, freelancers’ economic impact is significant and growing. In preparation for the continual transformation of nine-to-fivers into freelancers, we’ve been talking about what exactly a freelancer is, the top challenges managers face when managing […]