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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.

Leaders Share about Dreams and Callings-A Frontline Festival

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our November Festival is all about Dreams and Callings.  Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of  for the great pic and to all our contributors! Finding Our Dreams and Callings “There are those who look at things the way they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream of things […]

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5 Times It’s Better to Say No

It’s almost always easier to say “” than “no”–in the short run. “Yes, it’s okay for you to treat me that way.” ‘Yes, I’ll stay late tonight and miss dinner again– after all my wife won’t say ‘no.’ “ “Yes, it’s okay skip my workout.” “Yes, your work is fine” (even though it could be better.) […]

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How to Quit Well

So it’s time to go. Maybe even past time. You’ve been thinking about moving on from your current job for a while, and you’re wondering whether to stick it out until you find a new job or leave now. Here are some things to consider. The answer is almost always to stay until you find […]

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How to Handle Your Boss’ Negative Feedback (even in you disagree)

Amy was dreading her performance review.  She’d just be in the job a year, and her interactions with her imperfect boss were becoming more tense and intense with each passing month. The truth was, she questioned his approach to running the department, and he wasn’t listening to her ideas. She didn’t love his suggestions, and often reacted defensively to his feedback, making matters […]

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3 Ways to Prepare for a Better Performance Review

It had been an insane but productive year of game-changing projects and really long hours. I was proud, but exhausted. We had our final push just as the holidays were approaching, and I was more stressed then ever. My phone rang and Laura, my boss, told me she needed my accomplishments a week earlier than […]

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130 Days Off Per Year

Can you summon the self-awareness to recognize when you’re putting in 8+ hours at your desk, but you only get 1-2 hours of REAL, meaningful, focused work done? How many days do you need to have like that before accepting that it’s time for a serious reset of your motivation, drive, and focus? What’s the solution? In […]

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7 Ways to Deal with Employees Who Drive You Crazy

If you’re just tuning in, I’ve been teaching an MBA course on Managing Difficult Employees and gave these “students” (read that, really smart working millennials with big jobs in our  nation’s capital) “homework” to developing an approach to manage their difficult employee and to journal about it. If you missed , best to start there. […]

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How to Deal With REALLY Difficult People at Work

Whenever I tell someone I’m teaching an evening MBA class entirely devoted to “managing difficult people” the response is the same. “Oh, boy do I need to take that class.” Or, “Why didn’t they have that when I was in school?” There was a long waiting list for the course. Apparently the working world is […]

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The 9 Biggest Mistakes When Presenting to Executives

Executives are naturally a tough audience. They’ve got limited time, competing priorities, information overload, demanding bosses, and pressure to make great decisions quickly. Your job is to give them all the information they need in a way they can easily digest. Most of us have stories of times when the message we tried to send was […]

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