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Nathan S. Gibson is an independent worker compliance business partner who provides expertise and creative solutions to enhance workforce flexibility and maintain compliance with worker classification requirements. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

by Wendy Dessler   Putting the right people in place is a key part of achieving small business success. As a business owner, hiring people who can lead your company into the future is essential. While businesses spend millions of dollars a year on leadership development, nearly 71 percent of business owners feel like the [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:51:30-05:00September 16th, 2018|Guest Post|Comments Off on Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

From Entrepreneur, Deep Patel provides an excellent list of 15 traits of unstoppable people. These are my favorites from his list: 2. They develop a clear vision. Every path to success starts with a vision; it’s what gives you direction. It’s your reason for working as hard as you do. Once you have a vision for what you [...]

By |2018-08-11T17:24:49-04:00August 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15 Traits of Unstoppable People

How to Tell Your Story 

  From 99U, Matt McCue provides a terrific 5 step process for telling a story. Matt writes: Here’s a five-step guide for how to build and develop a compelling narrative. It uses 99U articles as examples, so readers can see how an editorial property evaluates ideas, decides which ones get published, and why. Granted, there is [...]

By |2018-10-14T10:30:19-04:00June 3rd, 2018|Storytelling|Comments Off on How to Tell Your Story 

My dad and Jean Valjean

​My dad died three years ago. He was 85 and had slipped dramatically in the year before his death so it was not a surprise to anyone. My dad was a kind, generous, complicated man. When he played with young children, he was exceptional.  My godson, Jason, once called  him "Mr. Teaserman."  Many of my memories [...]

By |2018-02-04T11:55:51-05:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My dad and Jean Valjean

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

  For a long time, I have believed that one difference between good and great people is their ability to have difficult conversations -- conversations involving conflicts, delivering bad news, or other unpleasant conversations -- and so I appreciate good advice on how to get difficult conversations back on track.  Monique Valcour, in the Harvard [...]

By |2017-08-13T09:19:08-04:00November 15th, 2017|Influence|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

When You Get Fired or Fail Big, This is How You Bounce Forward 

From LinkedIn, Adam Grant discusses how to bounce back from being fired in a unique way.  He talks about how relationships fail.  Adam writes: As we researched and wrote the book, one of the big “aha” moments happened when Sheryl told me about something she learned from a late friend of hers, a therapist. I always [...]

By |2017-11-26T10:21:44-05:00October 18th, 2017|Creative Problem Solving|Comments Off on When You Get Fired or Fail Big, This is How You Bounce Forward 

Six Simple Habits Of “Lucky” People

  From Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza talks about luck and how it may be possible to increase one's luck through developing certain habits.  I've been fascinated with the concept of increasing your luck since I read Jason Zweig's article R U Lucky in 2003. Stephanie writes about six habits to improve hour luck; these are my favorites: [...]

By |2017-08-13T08:58:17-04:00September 20th, 2017|Influence|Comments Off on Six Simple Habits Of “Lucky” People

Thanks in Advance – gets the best response

    From Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza shares fascinating information from a study on how to get the best response from your email.  Stephanie writes: GRATITUDE IS BEST An expression of gratitude resulted in a 36% increase in average response rate. “Thanks in advance” scored highest, with a 65.7% response rate. “Thanks” got 63%, and “thank you” [...]

By |2017-08-13T08:31:50-04:00August 16th, 2017|Influence|Comments Off on Thanks in Advance – gets the best response

I Want to Be Happy! 41 Things That Will Make You Happier

  From Self Development Secrets, Rebecca Temsen shares her recommendations for 41 things that will make you happier.   These are my top nine from her list: 3. Talk to an old friend We all have friends with whom we have lost touch. Some of these friends are gone because of bad blood. Others though, [...]

By |2017-05-12T11:09:14-04:00May 12th, 2017|Creative Problem Solving|Comments Off on I Want to Be Happy! 41 Things That Will Make You Happier

A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling

  From Inc., Jessica Stillman offers a guide to telling a story to help those who are challenged with storytelling.  Storytelling is critical to so many interactions that it is great to have some guidance.  Jessica writes: The site recently presented storytelling guru David Crabb’s simple five-beat plan to turn any meandering series of events into a [...]

By |2017-03-25T05:19:03-04:00April 24th, 2017|Storytelling|Comments Off on A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling