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.

An Anatomy of the “User” Manager

If you only care about next week’s results, bring in a User Manager. He’ll get it done. But watch out for the aftermath. You know the type– the kind of manager who works to win at all costs. The guy who’s “all business” or the woman who’s “got no time for that crap (meaning connection […]

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The Gig Economy

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] I’ve been speaking and writing about gigs for years, so when I heard someone choose “gig” as his word of the year, my ears perked up. This thoughtful essay by linguist Geoff Nunberg on NPR’s Fresh Air  examines how the word “gig” has evolved since its origins in the […]

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Tattoos in the Workplace

Tattoos are becoming more mainstream in the workplace, as I wrote in a post in 2012. I’ve written about tattoos for the Times Union – you can read the story here. Here’s a great infographic about tattoos courtesy of Digital Third Coast.

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The Best Secret To Managing Up

Have you ever been in a scene like this? Your team is working hard. Results are solid. But nobody seems to notice. Or worse, any skip level visits turn out so poorly, you begin to dread the very thought of a well-intentioned executive stopping by to talk with your team. An important part of Winning […]

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Andrew’s Story

Andrew Wilcox recently shared a story with me about his experiences with conscious lifestyle change. His story includes some insights that I haven’t really touched upon. I asked him if it would be okay to publish it here in my blog, and thankfully he agreed. Your lifestyle includes the work you do, the income you […]

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The Amazing Side Effect of Make-It-Right Customer Service

I thought I was getting ahead of the blizzard, After all, the snow wasn’t supposed to start until Friday morning. But apparently I wasn’t the only one thinking Thursday morning was a good time to slip out to our local Trader Joes. Every register was open and the every line stretched all the way to the back […]

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Frontline Festival: January 2016

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about Vision and Strategy.  Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month, we turn our focus to Building Productive Workplace Relationships. Submissions due February 12th– new participants always welcome, please us […]

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How to Watch a Political Debate

Since we’re in the midst of another election cycle in the USA, you may find yourself tempted to watch a political debate or two. But of course we all know what happens when you try to do that. First you get nauseous and vomit. And then you begin to fear for humanity itself. This is […]

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