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.

October 2014 Updates

Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on […]

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Hot Cognition and the Crocodile Brain

Image courtesy Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis This post isn’t about interviewing skills, but if you get this right, you can get any job. The techniques used to turn on “hot cognition” are the key to pitching – and winning  – million dollar deals. Master these techniques, and you can sell yourself to anyone. […]

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Hot Cognition and the Crocodile Brain

Image courtesy Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis This post isn’t about interviewing skills, but if you get this right, you can get any job. The techniques used to turn on “hot cognition” are the key to pitching – and winning  – million dollar deals. Master these techniques, and you can sell yourself to anyone. […]

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Team Toward “Yes You Can”

28 eyes looked at me skeptically. They were convinced the task I had outlined for their strategy session was beyond their reach. “Just too hard,” they explained. “I’m not that creative,” said another. No time for second guessing. Sure this exercise had worked in other contexts, but I had never worked in this industry before. […]

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Leaders Weigh in on Achieving Breakthrough Results – A Frontline Festival

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our October Festival is all about Achieving Breakthrough Results.  Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of  for the great pic and to all our contributors! Culture and Teamwork “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan Organizations have many walls that hamper culture, development, […]

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

When I ask leaders why they’re not telling people what they need to know, the most consistent response I get is “She or he didn’t ask.” Quite frankly that’s a cop-out. Yeah sure–ideally everyone would be ASKING for feedback. If you’re not asking, start asking now. It may be the only thing standing between you and the […]

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Constant Career Planning Part Two

, I wrote about author Rita McGrath’s theory of the “transient advantage,” the idea that if you are constantly thinking about what’s next, you’ll be more successful. Everyone should have a reactive and proactive strategy for your next career move. / McGrath provides a great quiz to determine if you are ready for whatever comes […]

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Constant Career Planning Part Two

, I wrote about author Rita McGrath’s theory of the “transient advantage,” the idea that if you are constantly thinking about what’s next, you’ll be more successful. Everyone should have a reactive and proactive strategy for your next career move. / McGrath provides a great quiz to determine if you are ready for whatever comes […]

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