13 May 2021
By Tony Boobier, internationally recognized expert on data, analytics and AI It is never too soon, or too late, to start to prepare yourself for the Gig Economy. Executives should recognize the changing nature of work, especially as a result of technology changes. Through careful planning and constant effort, they can ensure that they are best placed to lend their experience, impartial… Read
06 May 2021
By Paul Sloane, Author and Speaker on Lateral Thinking and the Leadership of Innovation   Growing up, Paul MacCready was fascinated by engineering and airplanes. At age 15 in 1940, he won a national model building contest, cementing his interest in aeronautics. During World War II, he trained as a US Navy pilot and later earned a degree in physics from Yale University and a PhD in… Read
13 Apr 2021
By Chuck Lee, Co-founder of the GigX Fractional CxO Network I attended a business conference in the mid '90s whose keynote speaker was Roberto Goizueta, the Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company. At that time, Goizueta was a rock star, having built the company into one of the most celebrated global brands with unprecedented shareholder value. As he approached the podium, Goizueta… Read
06 Apr 2021
By David Urman, Fractional Chief Revenue Officer & Fractional Chief Legal Officer These are serious times, and many of you have been suddenly thrust into the world of remote work. As for me, I have pretty much worked from home for 25 years. When I first started, remote working was called unemployment. Today, it is a credible, but still misunderstood, way to earn a living.  Let… Read
03 Dec 2020
From freelancers to fractional executives, independent leaders now have a one-stop resource to incorporate, launch, and market their services. Irvine, Calif – December 3, 2020 – GigX, the world’s #1 independent professional network, is pleased to announce a new partnership with SoleVenture that will provide GigX members with additional benefits, and opportunities for SoleVenture… Read
13 Oct 2020
By Andrea Russell, Talent Acquisition Business Partner Filling part-time/fractional executive roles, succession planning development, and reducing costs during a RIF are challenges HR and Talent Acquisition professionals face daily. These are challenges GigX professionals can help you solve! The GigX network takes just seconds to use. It provides a short list of qualified candidates… Read
08 Sep 2020
By Ryan Landry, FCBDO & President of New Horizons Learning  The ROI of employee training is one of the hardest things to measure because it is not just a science. It has art applications as well, which means there are intangibles that need to be considered. There are thousands of ROI models out there, most overlapping with one another. Following are three main topics within the… Read
01 Sep 2020
By Charn Pennewaert, GigX Charter Member FCMO When you think of a successful business leader, some attributes that may come to mind are resilient, collaborative, resourceful, patient, controlled and giving among other positive characteristics. However, most people don’t know how much these qualities relate to Aikido. Aikido is the art of the Samurai who waits patiently, full of… Read
11 Aug 2020
By Andy Spinks, Owner of Thoughtsand Executive IT Consulting & GigX Charter Member A “commuter” is defined as a person who travels to work over an appreciable distance, often from the suburbs to the centre of a city. I stopped commuting to the office every day about 10 years ago. It was mainly because I was having more and more early morning meetings (sometimes as early as 4:30 a.… Read
07 Jul 2020
By Lynn Hargreaves, Fractional Chief Operating Officer and GigX Charter Member I'll admit that I'm a bit cynical about all of the statements coming from companies saying they want to #BeBetter. Having spent my career executing strategies of all shapes and sizes, I am immediately left with the question, “How do you plan to #BeBetter?” After all, without specific goals, action items, and… Read