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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.

End-of-Year Meetings: How to Make Yours Remarkable

In one way or another, your team has had an incredible year. Fill in the blank: It was incredibly ________(successful, challenging, stressful). Maybe it was all you hoped and planned for. Maybe you got thrown a whopper of a curve ball. Or maybe you can’t wait for the calendar to turn over and start again. […]

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Stop Complaining – There’s a Better Way

Embed from Getty Images Complain (kəm-ˈplān) possibly from the Latin com “with” plangere “to beat the breast.” to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault to tell of one’s pains, ailments, etc. to make a formal accusation We complain a lot, and we all believe we have good reasons. From changes in technology to the smell of tuna sandwich in the break room, you’ll find someone with a gripe in every […]

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Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule. She’s frustrated, you’re one missed deadline away from frantic, and your boss wants to know what she can do to help. What […]

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Five Flavors of Impostor

Embed from Getty Images 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 women are much more likely to think of themselves as impostors. Men, on the other […]

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5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of November 27, 2017

Each week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Click on the title of the article to read the full text. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you […]

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5 Ways to Differentiate Your Performance in the New Year

“But I exceeded all my objectives. Why am I not rating ‘leading?’ ” It’s a frustrating conversation no matter which side of the desk you’re on. The truth is, in most companies, meeting or exceeding your objectives is not enough to stand out. In a stack-ranked world, you’ve got to make a bigger strategic impact. […]

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Annoying Coworkers

I knew you’d have to read this. We’ve all had coworkers who drove us crazy, and apparently, for some of us, it’s reason enough to move on. In a survey of 2,000 working Americans about common annoyances in the workplace,40 percent said they’d left a job because of a coworker they didn’t like. Workers in […]

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Gratitude is an Attitude

Embed from Getty Images (This article originally appeared in the Florida Times-Union in 2014.) Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and not just because of the food. I love the fact that we dedicate a national day to being grateful for our blessings. If you’re working, here is a list of things you can be grateful […]

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The Perpetual Rookie Mindset

Embed from Getty Images “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ― Albert Einstein Liz Wiseman is the author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work and she wants to change the way we view people who are new to their role. […]

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