Have You Ever Wondered How People Define Success?

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Have You Ever Wondered How People Define Success?

Success seemed really simple in elementary school. You get an A on your math test—success! You win a game of foursquare—success! You play a solo in your band concert and don’t miss a note—success! Adult life is much more complex than acing a spelling test every Friday. As a result, each person’s definition of success […]

Leadership and the Lost Art of Listening

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Leadership and the Lost Art of Listening

I heard Richard Branson on the Diane Rehm show, and he spoke about something extremely important for successful leadership: listening. I find Branson’s comments on listening to be spot-on: “I think not enough business leaders know the art of listening. They love to hear their own voices. And I was fortunate to learn from a young […]

4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture with Freelance Employees

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4 Steps to Maintain Organizational Culture with Freelance Employees

Organizational culture is crucial in creating a workplace where employees can work together as a team and contribute to furthering the company’s values and vision. Maintaining that culture in a shared office space is one thing…but when your freelance employees are scattered all over the country, maybe even the globe, that’s a different story. This […]

Infographic: 4 Major Workplace Trends on the Horizon

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Infographic: 4 Major Workplace Trends on the Horizon

Imagine our current workforce, minus 40% of its workers due to Baby Boomer retirement. Imagine that same workforce lacking women, because they’ve left to start their own businesses. Now add an influx of freelance workers, currently 53 million strong and growing. For the final touch, imagine that the remaining workforce will look completely different in […]

Managing Freelance Workers? How to Help Freelancers Meet Your Project’s Goals And Make Deadlines

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Managing Freelance Workers? How to Help Freelancers Meet Your Project’s Goals And Make Deadlines

There is a lot of focus on the best way to manage Millennials, the new generation of workers. Yet the exodus of Baby Boomers isn’t the only shift managers need to prepare for. There is also a spike in freelance workers, which presents new challenges for managers to consider. I’ve identified four common challenges that occur […]

How to Create a Positive Collaborative Environment for Freelance and Full-time Employees

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How to Create a Positive Collaborative Environment for Freelance and Full-time Employees

The workforce landscape is changing drastically. New generations are stepping in to replace the droves of retiring Baby Boomers, women are high-tailing it out of the corporate world to start their own businesses, the demographic makeup of the workforce is shifting the majority to the minority, and organizations around the country are hiring freelancers instead […]

How to Manage Inefficient Communication With Freelance Employees

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How to Manage Inefficient Communication With Freelance Employees

One of the four major workforce trends headed our way is the rise in freelance workers. In fact, the freelance workforce is already 53 million strong, and growing*. To prepare for the workforce of the future, it’s time managers take a close look at how managing freelance employees varies from managing fulltime, in-house employees. Good […]

How Do You Effectively Manage Freelance Workers?

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How Do You Effectively Manage Freelance Workers?

The US freelance workforce is currently 53 million strong, and growing fast*. In fact, right now freelancers make up 34% of our national workforce. Sarah Harowitz, executive director of Freelancers Union says, “This is an economic shift on par with the industrial revolution.” Surprised? Don’t be. The rise of freelance workers is one of four […]

The Truth About Women Leaders in Higher Education

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The Truth About Women Leaders in Higher Education

Women are making major strides on many different fronts of higher education, including college enrollment and degree completion. Did you know that more women than men enter college and earn their bachelor’s degrees before the age of 30 in America? However, there is still a major underrepresentation of females in one key area: college and […]

An Excellent Business Plan Does Not Guarantee Success

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An Excellent Business Plan Does Not Guarantee Success

Looking back, I am amazed at how many times I’ve jumped into a new business completely clueless. For me, this ended up being a good thing. Did I have an exit strategy? No way! Was I able to follow my business plan to a T? Definitely not. As I was learning, my business plan kept […]