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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.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Strategy and Alignment

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on Strategy and Alignment. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on strategy. [embedded content] Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about inspiring […]

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7 Easy and Innovative Ways to Make Your New Hire’s Day

Your new hire is driving home from her very first day. What’s she feeling? What’s she going to tell her kids about mommy’s new job? When she wakes up at 3 am anticipating Day 2, what’s on her mind? The statistics are astounding. There’s no question that the first day, and the 89 days that follow, […]

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Why Your Team Won’t Collaborate (and What To Do About It)

“I’m sick of this crap! Why can’t they just figure this out?” Scott was CEO of an engineering firm that produced communications hardware and software for industries around the globe. He had worked hard with his board and senior leadership team to settle on their strategic M.I.T. for the next 18 months. They needed to […]

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How to Deal with Toxic Employees

Embed from Getty Images If I asked you to name the toxic employee at your company, chances are you’d know who I meant right away. Toxicity is different from having a difficult personality. We’ve all met team members who were very good at what they did, but were difficult to like  – and sometimes, difficult […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Focus When Everything Is Important

“Mark, What’s your M.I.T.?” Mark pushed back from his desk. “That’s a great question. I’ve so much flying at me…” He sighed. “I don’t have a clue.” Mark’s calendar might look familiar: wall-to-wall meetings, often with two or three appointments competing for the same window of time. Management means an unending stream of information, problems […]

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New Year, New Job: 3 Strategies

Embed from Getty Images If your New Year’s resolutions include finding a new job, you’ve picked a good time to jump into the market. Here in Jacksonville, unemployment is at its lowest since 2004, and employers are starting to feel the pinch. It’s turning into a seller’s market, and you’re likely to succeed at finding […]

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It Was a Very Good Year

Embed from Getty Images Closing out a business year offers the chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished – or survived – personally and professionally.  Many cultures have traditions around the new year that involve cleaning house, eliminating debts, forgiving old slights, and making amends for things they’ve done wrong.  There’s something symbolic about turning […]

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Job Seeking During the Holidays

(Image courtesy MaseTV) Q:  I find myself unemployed right now, and I’ve heard that it’s a waste of time to conduct a job search during the holiday season.  Should I just forget about it until January? A:  Not at all!  Although the common wisdom is that the holidays are a bad time to do a […]

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