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 […]

Four Ways to Amp Up Your Emotional Intelligence Today

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Four Ways to Amp Up Your Emotional Intelligence Today

We’ve all heard stories or perhaps even witnessed leaders who just can’t keep their cool. They may storm through the office, slam a phone down, berate a manager or simply send dozens of nasty emails. This type of behavior is extremely uncomfortable for employees to witness, eats away at organizational culture, breaks down trust, and […]

Why Emotional Intelligence Affects the Bottom Line

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Why Emotional Intelligence Affects the Bottom Line

It’s a Friday afternoon and Alexus is holding a status meeting with her team. After the project manager gives a complete update, Alexus breaks the news that the project deadline has just been moved up by three weeks. After months of working on the project, she knows this news won’t be taken lightly. The project […]

Women are Leaving the U.S. Workforce and Flipping Tables on the Way Out

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Women are Leaving the U.S. Workforce and Flipping Tables on the Way Out

The U.S. workforce is facing a seismic shift within the next decade with four major trends are headed our way. To start, 40 percent of Americans will be leaving the workforce as Baby Boomers retire, the old minority is becoming the new majority, and temporary workers are predicted to make up 40 percent of the […]

These Four Workplace Trends Will Change Your Organization: Are You Ready?

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These Four Workplace Trends Will Change Your Organization: Are You Ready?

There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there’s another change — almost a revolution — quietly taking place right under our noses. That change is the massive shift in workplace demographics, with four specific trends to watch: Over 40 percent of Americans will be leaving the […]

Here’s Why You Can’t Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent

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Here’s Why You Can’t Attract, Develop and Retain Female Talent

Do you remember Henry Higgins? He was a character, played by the actor Rex Harrison, in a 1964 movie called “My Fair Lady.” During the movie, Henry Higgins sings a song called, “Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?” and the last line of the song is, “Why can’t a woman be more […]

Three Tips for Managing Communication in a Digital Context

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Three Tips for Managing Communication in a Digital Context

Freelance contribution from Gemma Stones In a world of real-time multimedia information managing communication is a modern day challenge. Leaders must actively manage the constant flow of emails, tweets, pins and social media updates as well as initiating their own important conversations. Prioritizing effective communications is crucial and according to a recent poll is the single […]

Every Entrepreneur Has A Unique Journey: We Mean Business Video Interview

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Every Entrepreneur Has A Unique Journey: We Mean Business Video Interview

It all started with a dollar a day. I am the youngest of eight children and when I was in the second grade, my mother began working full-time. There were four of us still living at home and someone needed to get dinner on the table. I worked out an arrangement with my mom to […]

Leadership Lessons Can Be Learned in Unusual Places

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Leadership Lessons Can Be Learned in Unusual Places

Life lessons can be pretty straightforward. For example, you go jogging in the dead of winter and end up flying through the air on black ice. Most likely by the time you land, you’ve learned to look for ice before setting off for a February morning run. The lessons I want to talk about are […]

The Ultimate Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

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The Ultimate Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

There are currently 80 million Millennials in the United States, and soon they will make up the majority of the employee population. Why? For one, Baby Boomers, which make up 40 percent of today’s U.S. workforce, will be leaving the workforce in the next decade. Secondly, this year the Millennial generation (born between 1981-2001) is […]