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.

Why to Be Surprised: The Power of Not Knowing

This weekend, on a flight out to Bend, Oregon to film am exciting project (coming soon), I clumsily dumped the manuscript for my upcoming book, Winning Well, on the lap of an older gentleman with sparkling eyes sitting beside me. We were about an hour into the flight, and up until then, neither of us had said a […]

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Punished by Rewards

Alfie Kohn is the author of Punished by Rewards; the Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. The title says it all; everything you think you know about rewards is wrong. What Kohn calls “pop behaviorism” is ruining performance at home, in school, and at the office. Khohn spends the first […]

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How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

A guest post by Bruce Harpham Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. When you are seeking your first management role, getting promoted is a mysterious process. If you are seeking an executive role, the process is even more challenging. This three-part strategy is built on timeless […]

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Would You Sleep With a Married Person?

The title assumes of course that the married person isn’t married to you. In light of the recent Ashley Madison revelations, apparently millions of people in North America would have to answer yes to this question. This is a multi-layered question. Let’s peel off some of those layers and look at them individually, so you […]

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Resistance is Futile Part Two

I wrote recently about Daniel Pink’s Book To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others.  If you haven’t read that post, go back and take a look. I’ll wait. Pink writes that both in sales and ordinary human interactions, people aren’t likely to be persuaded by your reasons. No matter how compelling your argument, […]

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Go Slow to Go Fast

Have you every had a really crazy date? Or worked with a leader who was totally delusional? Well that was me, about 15 years ago, single (again), feeling old (ironic now) and unsure on the Acela train. It was just after the diversity council debacle.  I was sitting in the café car on my way to NYC […]

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Experts Share Thoughts on Communication: A Frontline Festival

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our August Festival is all about communication. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Festival is all about Building Effective Peer Relationships. New contributors welcome. Refining Your Personal Communication Style To effectively communicate, we must realize that […]

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How to Tell a Great Story

Have you ever noticed how much easier is to remember someone’s point when they wrap a story around it? So why do so many leaders stick with dry PowerPoint presentations and yawner “motivational” pep talks when they could tell a story? How could you better use stories to galvanize your team toward stronger results? This Ssmmer, […]

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Graceful Rejections

One complaint I consistently hear from jobseekers is how brutal the application process can be. Candidates often put in hours of research and editing time to make sure their resume is targeted to the position. Most online application systems are slow and complex to navigate. And after all that effort, most companies don’t even acknowledge […]

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8 Shortcuts to Desire and Motivation

Many people ask me how to develop a better connection to their desires, passions, and major life interests. I know that a lot of people feel bored, checked out, and unclear about what goals to pursue. Let me share some of my favorite shortcuts to help you figure out what drives you. 1. Embrace the […]

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