Millennials & The Benefit of Temp Jobs

Millennials & The Benefit of Temp Jobs

September 14, 2016Career, Managing Millennials

Many of us may be under the impression that temporary work is unwelcome. After all, there’s no permanence and often no benefits that come with it. Surprisingly though, there’s one group of people that may, in fact, welcome the opportunities afforded by temporary work: millennials. by Guest Blogger: Megan Ghergich Millennials are generally defined as … Read More

5 Job Search Mistakes No One Told Me About

5 Job Search Mistakes No One Told Me About

August 2, 2016Uncategorized

Millennial Guest Post by Emily Drewry. The Job Search. When I found myself going through an unexpected job search this year, I felt like I spent an equal amount of time actually searching and reminding myself how to go through the process. Sure, I’d done it before, less than a year ago, but that time … Read More

7 Email Etiquette Rules To Help You

7 Email Etiquette Rules To Help You

June 28, 2016EverythingSpeaks

Email is a beautiful thing: it provides you a record of every conversation, it’s easily searchable, and you’re one click away from everyone you want to connect with. At the same Email is the jack-in-the-box ready to bite you in the @$$ when you turn it one too many times. Pay attention when you’re using … Read More

Breaking Through Gender Bias: Leaders Read This Now

Breaking Through Gender Bias: Leaders Read This Now

June 8, 2016Leadership

As a women CEO in a female-dominated industry – or at least the female-dominated section of my industry (see below) – I like to think that I’ve created an organization where what Breaking Through Bias authors Andrea (Andie) Kramer and Al Harris call agentic gender bias is absent. Yet, I’m embarrassed to say that this isn’t … Read More

Trust Creates Efficiency: 3 Ways To Speed Things Up Now

Trust Creates Efficiency: 3 Ways To Speed Things Up Now

June 6, 2016Leadership

Efficient work is happy work. Efficient teams are happy teams – well-oiled squads who can count on each other to fulfill individual roles for the group’s benefit. These teams may not ever socialize outside of work, may not be comprised of “friends” and everyone may not even like each other, but they are top performers because … Read More

5 Ways To Buy Time & Give Yourself An Advantage

5 Ways To Buy Time & Give Yourself An Advantage

May 18, 2016Leadership, Management

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got from my mentor and two-time boss Marijean Lauzier, is don’t feel compelled to respond or react immediately and “Buy yourself time” to give yourself an advantage. And as the world speeds up around us, and Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook feeds blur with so many … Read More

5 Tips for Handling After-hours Email

5 Tips for Handling After-hours Email

May 3, 2016Leadership

Email is the most powerful tool out there to make other people’s priorities yours. Does this sound familiar? Wake up. Roll over. Pick up phone. Scroll through email…notice at least 15 that have been sent since you logged off last night from people in your own time zone. Heart beats a little faster. All of … Read More

5 Things To Learn From A Millennial Meltdown

5 Things To Learn From A Millennial Meltdown

April 6, 2016Uncategorized

“Lee, are you going to weigh in?” “Lee, what say you?” “Lee you need to help this girl!” “Lee, would you hire her?” My email has been lighting up over the last four days since 25-year old Talia Jane posted her “Open Letter to My CEO,” Jeremy Stoppleman of Yelp, and then 29-year old Stephanie … Read More

3 Things We Learned from Caregiving Employees

3 Things We Learned from Caregiving Employees

April 6, 2016Leadership

I started Double Forte  in 2002 for many reasons, not the least of which was that my mother had just been diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer with three months to live and I was going to be with her and my father for her final days. My parents lived in Wisconsin, I am in San Francisco, … Read More