management advice Archives | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

Millennial and Multigenerational Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollak's blog covers future of work topics. Dive in below to learn how to navigate these unprecedented times in the workplace.


The Future of Freelancing: Five Things Managers Can Do  

November 14, 2017

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There’s a seismic shift underway in the workplace, and if this “future of work” trend hasn’t affected you yet, it will. It’s the current fluctuation from full-time employment to freelancing. In fact, the “Freelancing in America: 2017” research from Upwork and Freelancers Union found that more than 57 million Americans are freelancing today, representing 36 […]

Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

August 18, 2017

Have you ever worked for someone with exceptional communication skills? Whether they have a knack for simplifying a complex topic or inspiring a team with just the right message, gifted communicators are able to instantly win over their audience in any setting — from a large conference audience to a one-on-one meeting. The good news […]

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The Best Career Advice Quotations

August 11, 2017

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One of my favorite questions to ask successful professionals is, “What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?” (For me, it’s learning to reach out for help when difficult situations arise, rather than thinking I have to solve everything myself.) Surround Yourself With an Awesome Team […]

Are You Guilty of Micromanaging? (Or Is Your Manager?)

August 4, 2017

It’s an affliction that affects so many managers, and often they don’t even realize they’re doing it. See if you can spot yourself — or your manager — in any of these statements: Can I read that email before you send it? When will you have that report to me? Did you call the client, […]

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Ignore the Overhype — Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything

July 28, 2017

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We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m totally over words like “ninja” and “guru.” But there are several words that are common in today’s management vernacular that really do describe great leaders. If you’re a […]

Ditch the Ropes Course: 5 Team-Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

July 21, 2017

“Oh, awesome! We’re heading to a ropes course!” said no one ever. Unfortunately, team-building activities have gotten a really bad rap over the years, largely because they are often perceived as “forced fun” that is anything but. If you are planning to host an activity for your team this summer, why not shake it up […]

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Becoming the Boss: Don’t Let FOMO Make You Miss Out on Leadership

October 21, 2014

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As I wrote last month, the third step to becoming the boss is to last as a leader, continuing to grow and thrive throughout your career even when times get tough. Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint — and like marathoners, leaders need to commit if they hope to succeed. One way Millennials differ […]

Becoming the Boss: How to Manage Your Peers

September 30, 2014

Big news! My new book, Becoming the Boss, debuted this week at No. 11 on the New York Times Best Sellers List! Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed the book for your support. As I wrote earlier this month, the second step to becoming the boss is to face the challenge of […]

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