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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.

White Sheet, Pink Slip – Yes, You Can be Fired for Your Off-duty Behavior

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] You’ve no doubt heard about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12. White nationalists gathered on Saturday for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville. Around 1:45 p.m., a car plowed into a group of counterprotesters and another car. One person was killed: Heather D. Heyer, 32, a paralegal from Charlottesville. Events […]

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Team Building (with video)

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about team building. 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 lessons learned, overcoming setbacks and resiliency.  Submit your relevant blog posts here! Leaders need to adjust to […]

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How to Survive a Terrible, User Boss

I know it doesn’t feel like it now, but approach this temporary situation in your life well, and you’re in the best leadership training program money can’t buy. Observe your jerky boss’ actions and the impact.Repeat.Keep your comments to yourself.Repeat (the hardest part.)Seek out role models of better leadership.Repeat.Try some.Refine.Repeat.Keep your boss informed of your […]

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How to Negotiate Anything Fearlessly

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Michael Donaldson is the author of Fearless Negotiating: The Wish, Want, Walk Method to Reaching Solutions That Work. He says in the introduction that he wrote this book for: anyone who is feeling a bit unsure going into a negotiation anyone who feels beaten up after a negotiating session […]

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Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting

“This is so stupid–they asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m going to just shut my mouth and do my work.” “Arghhh. We keep rehashing the same conversations. Why can’t we make a simple @#%*&% decision?” “I don’t know why we even try! […]

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When You Feel Like a Fake

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Writing for Psychology Today, Carlin Flora says that everyone suffers from what’s commonly known as Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives. First, though, she corrects the popular notion that it’s actually a psychological problem. “There’s no disorder, no diagnosis, no cure,” she writes.  “Impostor phenomenon, or IP, […]

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How to Get Noticed as a Leader– Before You’ve Led a Team

Last week “John” shared his “No Diaper Genie!” frustration in the middle of our high-potential leadership development program. Yeah, I get that I’m here… and the company is investing in me and all that. But my boss keeps saying, “You’re not ready to be promoted, you’ve never led a team. I can’t recommend you for […]

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Competence Rules

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how many of us have a set of rules inside us that determine whether […]

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Work is Hard, and Working Harder is Not the Answer

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] This is one of a series of posts on The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5. In The End of Jobs, Taylor Pearson says that even highly trained and credentialed workers are finding that it’s harder and harder to find quality jobs after graduation. “The […]

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