Nine Unconventional Ways Freelancers Landed Gigs

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Nine Unconventional Ways Freelancers Landed Gigs

According to a recent study by Upwork and the Freelancers Union, the most common places for freelancers to pick up work are friends and family (36%), professional contacts (35%), and online job platforms (29%) like Upwork, Freelancer.com, Guru, and even Craigslist. This breakdown spells trouble for some. American workers looking for projects on online marketplaces, […]

How Current Generations Impact Family Wealth, Business, and Philanthropy

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How Current Generations Impact Family Wealth, Business, and Philanthropy

“You can know a thing to death and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. A man can know his father or his son and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.” – Marliynne Robinson, from her book “Gilead,” the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Lisa […]

Miscommunication? Belief Language May Be To Blame

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Miscommunication? Belief Language May Be To Blame

Language plays a crucial role in managing teams and empowering people. Not only is unbiased language powerful, so is behavior language. Let me explain. There are two types of language that is commonly used in organizations: behavior and belief language. Here are the basic definitions of behaviors versus beliefs: What Are Behaviors? Behaviors are what […]

The Women Behind America’s Jobs Talk Bias

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The Women Behind America’s Jobs Talk Bias

When the morning alarm rings, what motivates people to go to their jobs every day? Do their jobs impact how they see themselves, their future and their family’s future? The Atlantic’s “Inside Jobs” project, supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, asked American workers these questions and more in a comprehensive report on the […]

Freelancers Are Ditching Cities for Rural America

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Freelancers Are Ditching Cities for Rural America

“We had gunfire in our Harlem neighborhood. We have daily gunfire here, but it’s from hunters and gun enthusiasts,” explains Hans Hageman, a creative marketing consultant and strategist. A New York native who remembers an earlier, grittier incarnation of the city, he’s doing today what would have been hard to conceive of earlier in his […]

Six Simple Strategies to Reduce Stress at Work [Infographic]

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Six Simple Strategies to Reduce Stress at Work [Infographic]

OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) deemed stress a “hazard of the workplace,” and estimates put the cost of stress at $190 billion a year in annual healthcare bills. And it’s not isolated to specific industries – the problem is widespread. 65% of adults say that work is the source of their significant stress. […]

Easy Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Workday, From Start to Finish

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Easy Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Workday, From Start to Finish

Mindfulness. More than a buzzword? Absolutely. With giants like Google, Target and General Mills investing in mindfulness, it’s time for all organizations to take a closer look. What is Mindfulness? So what is mindfulness? The first thing to realize is that the concept of mindfulness is not new. It’s an ancient mental methodology that enables […]

Five Ways Older Workers Can Combat Age Discrimination

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Five Ways Older Workers Can Combat Age Discrimination

“I turned 50 and seemed to have been thrown out of the public relations profession, my industry of 20 years,” says Lisa Wells, who recalls having traveled repeatedly from New York to Philadelphia and Boston for job interviews—all without having any luck. Desperate, Wells sought some professional help. But “after going to a head hunter’s […]

Top Future Leadership Posts of 2016

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Top Future Leadership Posts of 2016

As the year speeds toward the finish line, I look to my most popular posts for insight into what people are focusing on in the workplace. This year’s top posts show that our community cares about empathy, fighting bias, increasing diversity, speaking out about menopause, and building strong interpersonal relationships. I am thrilled to see […]

What To Do When Employees Resent Coworkers Who Work From Home

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What To Do When Employees Resent Coworkers Who Work From Home

Maritza manages a team of fifteen, five of which work from home. Recently, she’s noticed some of her in-office team showing signs of unhappiness and disengagement. Terry, an employee of eight years, has stopped contributing to group discussions almost entirely. Jamal and Doug have started leaving the office together a little earlier than the official […]