Welcome to BlogNotions' Career Blog

The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Career or Love?

[embedded content] #563962291 / gettyimages.com Because I can’t resist… Slate published this delicious quiz from an early 1950s magazine called Girlfriend. The quiz was titled  “What Are You Best Fitted For: Love or a Career?” The test asks readers to answer a string of questions about situations and preferences. A preponderance of “No” answers marked the […]

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Sarcasm is Not a Leadership Competency

I’m not sure why so many people in positions of power think sarcasm is a leadership competency. Sure a quick wit, used well, can energize the team and lighten the load. But a sarcastic remark meant to belittle those who don’t dare fight back diminishes confidence, degrades trust, and leaves folks looking for the nearest […]

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One Year Without Social Media

In July 2014 I decided to quit social media, including deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts. Now that more than a year has passed, I’ll share an update about the past year of being free of social media. At the time it was mildly difficult to make the decision to quit, but that was only […]

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Who are you? Who Who?

You used to be sick? Or you ARE a survivor? You used to be a marathon runner? Or you KNOW the power of endurance? You used to be an artist? Or you have the ABILITY to create something beautiful? You used to be successful? Or you understand what it FEELS like to win? You used to […]

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Pay It Forward Mentoring

This is a guest post from LGL Tribe Member and Winning Well Advocate, David Oddis. Years ago, on a beautiful summer day in Salt Lake City, Utah, I learned one of the most important things a leader can do: express the importance of “giving back.” As my mentor and I met for a casual lunch, […]

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To All the (Jerky) Managers I’ve Known Before

I had asked the group to share their teachable point of view on leadership in the form of a TEDdy Talk (e.g. “learn to improve your speaking Karin Hurt style”.) Ultimately everyone would have their 5 minutes of TEDdy Talk fame, but tonight we were just practicing “Wow” openings. “Carrie,” who hadn’t said a heck […]

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Leading through Influence: A Frontline Festival

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seeds of either success or failure in the mind of another. – Napoleon Hill Chantal Bechervaise of Take It Personel-ly shares that one way for leaders to make a positive change and influence is to put their people first–to move from a […]

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Selfish Versus Otherish

(This is one of a series of posts on Give and Take by Adam Grant.) In a previous post, I described what Adam Grant’s research found: that the human race is made of or Takers, Givers, and Matchers. Matchers represent the middle ground and comprise about 60 percent of the population.  They tend to look […]

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Choosing Challenging Tools

In the 1950s, we imagined a future where robots and machines did all the work for us; we would only need to push a few buttons every few minutes, and watch as tasks accomplished themselves. We’re not quite there yet, but we certainly can accomplish a tremendous amount of work by pushing a few buttons. […]

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