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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.

37 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Team Lacks Energy

I was giving a keynote on Saturday to large group of administrative professionals. My speech followed the recognition lunch. In addition to their formal awards, they did one of my favorites, “Stand up if _____.” “Stand up if you’ve received your certification (nearly everyone in the room stood).” “Stand up, if you’ve achieved another important […]

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3 Ways to Avoid the Slippery Slope of Inconsistency

Kendra is late because she was at the hospital with her sick child and barely got home to take a shower… got it. Every now and then managers must make exceptions, no doubt. But now, John is late too, and you feel bad saying something to him, since you just let Kendra off the hook. […]

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The Case Against the Handwritten Thank You Note

Yes – you read that right. I’m not sure you should send a handwritten thank you after your interview. I know that the formal thank you note has been the gold standard for classy candidates for the past several decades, but like the phone book, I think of it as an idea whose time may […]

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Fit at Forty Plus

Your energy level is part of your personal brand, along with your appearance and confidence. If you could find a fix that improved your posture, amped up your energy level, made your confidence skyrocket and took years off your appearance, would you buy it? Maybe? What if it were free? Heck yes – sign me […]

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The Surprising Way to Encourage Disengagement

Within three years, Mike had gone from an excited, creative new hire full of passion, energy and ideas, to a guy with one foot out the door with disengagement like carbon monoxide: invisible and impossible to smell. Here is his story. My first year, my ideas and alternative views were “refreshing.” I was quickly viewed as a rising star and invited […]

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Who Decides Your Future?

It’s been a long day, turning into tomorrow, but I can’t get her out of my mind.  Ling (not her real name) bravely raised her hand in my Masters level leadership class tonight. “Professor, I see how these techniques would be important for someone who could accomplish something great, but it’s hard to apply for […]

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Be a Weed

I recently attended a national conference and had the great pleasure of hear Victor Hwang speak. He’s CEO and co-founder of T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley firm that builds startup companies and designs the ecosystems that foster entrepreneurial innovation. He’s also the author or co-author of several books, including The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next […]

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Getting Started with D/s Play

Occasionally people ask me how to get started with D/s play (aka domination and submission) with a willing partner. Sometimes they don’t know what questions to ask or where to begin. So this article is specifically for such people who’d like a gentle introduction to D/s play and some tips to get started. I think this […]

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