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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.

How to MBWA Without Getting in the Way

My phone rang, “Karin, she’s here …” “Crud, just what we needed today! Bad MBWA. Aghhh. You know the drill, warn the others. I’ll let John (my boss) know.” John picked up the phone, “Okay, is your team ready? Remember there’s no such thing as a good executive visit with her, let’s just keep it […]

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How to Motivate Your Team – When You Don’t Set the Goals

Have you ever been given a goal by your supervisors and thought, “Ugh! What are they thinking? My team’s gonna hate this!” If so, you’re not alone. Every manager has to figure how to motivate your team in situations like these. People don’t like it when they feel goals are ‘shoved down their throats’ – […]

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2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog

Embed from Getty Images 2018 is going to be my year – at least according to Chinese astrology. I’m an Earth Dog, and February 16 was the start of the Year of the Earth Dog. The Dog symbol, as you would expect, is associated with loyalty and sincerity. “Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and […]

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Ceremonies, Celebration, and How to Create Meaningful Beginnings

Imagine the Olympics without the opening ceremonies. What if the games just started. No torch. No sexy flag carriers, no dancers. No music. No costumes.  No human interest stories. No ceremonial coming together of divided political interests. Just, “Up first, curling.” Ceremonies and rituals invite us to stop and consider the magic of the moment. Ceremonies signal us to […]

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Innovation and Creativity at Work: A Frontline Festival

Are you searching for ways to bring more innovation and creativity to your team? In this month’s Frontline Festival, thought leaders from around the world share their insights on how to foster innovation at work. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline […]

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What Nick Foles Can Teach Us about Character

Embed from Getty Images Nick Foles is the man of the hour. A second string quarterback who took down the best quarterback and the best team of the decade in a Super Bowl shootout that was fun to watch. Plus, he’s an adoring father of an adorable baby girl. Who wouldn’t want to be him […]

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How to Comfort a Coworker

Embed from Getty Images We spend as many hours each week with coworkers as we do with family, and we often forge relationships and share personal information. Sometimes, we must spend eight hours or more at work with someone who has experienced loss or is going through a period of intense sadness. Here’s how you […]

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The Concept of Social Proof

Embed from Getty Images A post from Dan Schwabel’s Personal Branding blog inspired this post. Read the original guest post by Wendy Brache here. The Theory of Social Proof states that people assume the actions of others reflect correct behavior for a given situation.   When in doubt, look around you and do what the people […]

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Seth Godin’s Five Contributors

Embed from Getty Images Seth Godin invests a lot of thought into what makes a workplace great. He recently posted a piece on what he considers to be five essential roles on a team. He writes: “Each one matters, each is intentional, each comes with effort, preparation and reward.” He goes on to say: “I’m […]

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