Author: 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. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.
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Posted in Storytelling

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…

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Posted in Influence

Research: Performing a Ritual Before a Stressful Task Improves Performance

  From Harvard Business Review, Alison Wood Brooks discusses her research on how performing a ritual before a stressful…

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Posted in Influence

Seven forms of argument

    About 30 years ago, I took at course on securities law at Boston University School…

compassion
Posted in Grit

To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion

  From the Harvard Business Review, Christopher Germer describes the importance of self-compassion to help you recover from failure….

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Posted in Influence

Fitting In Or Standing Out: Which One Gets You Ahead Faster? 

  From Fast Company, Lydia Dishman discusses the question about whether it is better to fit in or…

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Posted in Storytelling

Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love 

    From the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Berstein shares research that shows that men who are good…

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Posted in Storytelling

The Four Truths of the Storyteller

  From HBR.org, Peter Gruber, in a terrific article, outlines the four truths of a story teller….

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Posted in Grit

The Resilience Habit I Taught Thousands Of Army Drill Sergeants

  From FastCompany, Paula Davis-Laack discusses how she taught resilience to Army drill sargeants.  She based her…

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Posted in Storytelling

Theranos and the Dark Side of Storytelling

From Harvard Business Review, Jonathan Gottschall discusses the power of storytelling and what happens when a story is used…

Posted in Storytelling

TED Talk Masters Teach You How To Tell A Story That Actually Means Something

From Fast Company, Chris Anderson discusses the importance of having one overall message – a “through-line”– for a…

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Posted in Influence

The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace 

  From Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza discusses the importance of expressing gratitude in the workplace.  Not only…

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Posted in Grit

Talent counts, but grit counts twice: best-selling author gives diversity lecture

  From the Review, Elie Halfacre shares her observations from a lecture by Angela Duckworth.  Ellie writes: Over the…