The Book

The Gig Mindset Advantage

“A manifesto and action plan to build resilient, innovative and purposeful organizations”

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    “Now more than ever a gig mindset is a requirement for those seeking to make a greater impact within their company, especially during times of change. Whether you are an individual contributor, a team manager, or a CEO, you will be sure to gain new insight and understanding here.”
    Kristen J. McCormack, Boston University Questrom School of Business


    “Jane McConnell explores how the gig mindset allows us to focus on ourselves, our real needs, and the contribution we want to bring to the world. Her research and stories show how each of us can play a role in building a gig-mindset ecosystem in our organizations and open a new world of opportunities.”
    Marc Bramoullé, director of Knowledge Management at Ubisoft


    “Recognizing and encouraging rebels and gig-mindset people is the only way to realize the extraordinary possibilities of digital transformation and the future of work. For all of us individually, cultivating our gig mindsets is the only way to grow and find meaning in our work. Jane McConnell has written the book on how to speed this transition from old to new ways of working and to being able to bring our real selves to work.” Lois Kelly co-founder of the Rebels at Work movement and coauthor of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within,


    “In the ‘future of work’ canon, The Gig Mindset Advantage is a rare treat.” ―Jonathan Anthony, author of Dis!Organize: An Intrapreneur’s Guide to Making a Bigger Difference at Work


    “Will inspire individuals to lead no matter what their title, and help organizations create a more agile, collaborative culture.” John Stepper, author of Working Out Loud
    “Change is afoot in the world of work and the gig mindset is an important harbinger of that change. This book examines it from many angles and offers compelling ways to adapt. A must-read for every talent professional.”
    Kavi Arasu, director of Learning and Change at Founding Fuel

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    What people are saying…

    “A real focused achievement. In a way, the basic problem is not the lack of a gig mindset, but the way people internalize fear of others – to the extent that it becomes habitual. I know that’s obvious, but when I read the book, I felt like you’re addressing the reader’s fears in new ways, each page different from the one before, fear after fear after fear…  That made it sing.”
    Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management

    “The Gig Mindset Advantage is a compass for business, and Jane McConnell is the scout that every executive should tap to help them find their way to the future of work.”
    Chris Shipley, coauthor of The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work

    “This book is a breakthrough!”
    Jessica Lipnack, coauthor of The Age of the Network and Virtual Teams

    “At once a manifesto and an action plan that details how a range of humane and inclusive behaviors and principles can re-make teams and businesses into more resilient, innovative, and purposeful organizations.”
    David Slocum, academic director at Rare with Google


    “In her provocative new book, Jane McConnell’s deeply researched exploration of the origins, evolution, and implications of the gig mindset offers leaders and managers actionable insights into the realities of today’s and tomorrow’s workplaces.”
    Jon Husband, founder of Wirearchy


    “Challenges us to think about the future of our organizations, and, more importantly, of our people, in a way that transcends cultures and structures.”
    Stéphane Aknin, VP of Creative & Content at Prudential Financial, Inc.


    “Loaded with practical techniques and invaluable tips, The Gig Mindset Advantage is an eye-opening, useful read for leaders and employees alike.”
    Dan Pontefract, bestselling author of Lead. Care. Win.: How to Become a Leader Who Matters


    “A must-read for anyone who wants to stay relevant and for any leader who wants to ensure the future of their organization.”
    Frédérique Thiriet-Smith, change and learning expert at BASF