Nathan S. Gibson

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.

Using Harsh Feedback to Fuel Your Career

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  From Harvard Business Review, William Treseder offers a five step program for turning harsh feedback into a positive result.  William writes: Step 1: Embrace emotions. It’s only natural to get upset when someone gives you negative feedback. I’ll be the first person to tell you that. So let yourself be upset. Don’t try to stifle that…

How to be a Highly Successful Online College Student

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Having initiative and grit are key factors in being successful in any area but particularly in being a successful online college student.  Trisha Baxter, an elementary school math teacher with an open eye for what is happening in the higher education system and especially for the amazing trends in online education, has developed the following infographic with…

How to Become More Resilient

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From Hubspot, Lindsay Kolowich shares a terrific infographic from Happify on how to become more resilient.  More resilient people interpret events as temporary, they do not generalize about a setback, and they do not treat setbacks as being personal.  One can become more resilient if you describe setbacks in this manner.  These and more tips in this…

4 things the grittiest people have in common, according to a psychologist

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  From CNBC, Marguerite Ward shares 4 things that are common among gritty people based on the work of Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Marguerite writes: Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvaniaand a MacArthur “Genius” fellow, spent years analyzing what it takes to be successful. In her recent…

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

F - Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

    From Harvard Business Review, Rich Fernandez offers five recommendations to help build resilience in a work environment.  Rich writes: More than five decades of research point to the fact that resilience is built by attitudes, behaviors and social supports that can be adopted and cultivated by anyone. Factors that lead to resilience include optimism; the…

To Recover from a Crisis, Retell Your Company’s Story

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  From Harvard Business Review, Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson discuss the damage to the B&O Railroad Museum and how its director led the community through the crisis by telling the story – what happened and what would follow and included himself in the story.  Harry and Martha praise his efforts and say that during a crisis, a leader…

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence

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  Medicalxpress shares information that suggests that parents attitude towards failure may affect their child’s mindset.  Children were more likely to have a fixed mindset if their parents had negative attitudes towards family. In one study, the researchers asked 73 parent-child pairs to answer a series of questions designed to tap into their individual mindsets.…

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

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  From Education Week, Evie Blad discusses Angela Duckworth’s book and talk at the Education Writers Association.  Evie note that Professor Duckworth’s concept of grit and its correlation with success has gained a lot of attention from educators.  Evie writes:  Perhaps most interesting for educators, the book asserts that grit can be developed both by individuals within…

5 Storytellers

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  From Forbes, Carmine Gallo discusses 5 types of storytellers that you will meet in business.  Some of the storytellers that Carmine describes are: Storytellers Who Ignite Our Fire These are the leaders who inspire us to reach higher. They light up our spirit and make us believe that we, too, can accomplish the impossible. Storytellers who…