We are in a new world of work, and both individuals and organizations need to be thinking differently about what it takes to be prepared.
Having the right approach transforms both workers and workplaces.
To be successful in this new world requires a new kind of leadership, based on a specific set of competencies. Though we can pursue these independently, doing so as a group results in social capital, community, persistance, and advancement.
Sarah Silbert Hinawi, EdM, founded and ran Purpl, a small business incubator, and is the founder and principal of GELL (Gig Economy Learning and Leadership). This work stems from a long career in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, focusing on program design, business development and strategy in areas of education management and human development, specifically programs that support individuals' ability to actualize their potential and be self-directed in their learning and work. She has been instrumental in the growth and success of a number of national and international student-centered programs. including the Columbia University TeenScreen Program, LitWorld, and the College Board's college and career-planning curriculum, College Ed. She has served on the Board of the Institute for Democratic Education in America and the Next Generation Committee for the Association of Small Foundations, and recently served as a Leadership Expert in Residence at TED. Her new model for leadership in the gig economy is the topic of a TED talk and a book that is currently in development. She facilitates peer to peer mentorship groups and consults with organizations to help founders, independent workers, and students and organizational staff develop the competencies to thrive in the new world of work by being Self-Led.