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The BlogNotions Leadership Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Leadership industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling advice, knowledge and strategies. As well as the best practices and resources for management and individuals who want to grow as leaders and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

How to Stop Having Stupid Staff Meetings

I asked the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’ve been to a really stupid staff meeting.” Every hand in the room went up. “Keep your hand up, if you find most staff meetings in your career could have been more efficient.” Nearly all hands stayed raised, with the exception of the new kid, who’s in his […]

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How Leaders Can Get People to Tell the Truth

Guest post from Peter Romary: Harry S. Truman once said, “My definition of a leader . . . is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want to do, or do what they’re too lazy to do, and like it.” If we can be generous enough to overlook the sexist element […]

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This Is Why You’re Not Getting Press

I recently hosted a workshop for business owners where I kept hearing the same question: “How can I get press?” Before I could even respond, the excuses started piling up: “I’m just getting started.”“I don’t have the kind of network you have.”“I don’t have a publicist or PR experience.” Guess what? Neither did I when […]

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Pop, Soda, Coke… Right Word = Getting Heard

When my husband and I were first married we moved three states away from where we had grown up. And quickly learned that the carbonated beverages we had been consuming for our entire lives were not called POP. In this place they were called SODA! A few years later we moved south and learned that […]

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The 5 Biggest Succession Planning Mistakes

Succession planning, done well, creates brilliant competitive advantage. Poorly executed, at best it’s a waste of time, and often creates serious havoc on long term performance. All words I’ve heard in the last 15 days: “Oh, we’re too small to need a formal process.” “Our business is moving so fast we don’t have time for that.” […]

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Creating a Leadership Philosophy

We often talk about leadership styles and leadership behaviors but don’t often talk about our leadership philosophy. However, it is a critical part of understanding ourselves as a leader.  It is this underlying philosophy that has broad impact on our actions as leaders.  Leadership philosophy is a concept I’ve learned from my colleague Michael Maccoby. […]

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Remarkable TV: Where’s Waldo?

How can Finding Waldo help you with goal setting and achievement? Check out this Remarkable TV episode to find out! You’ve surely seen the Where’s Waldo? posters, books and more. English illustrator Martin Handford created Waldo in what started as a series of children’s books where readers are challenged to find Waldo amongst many other […]

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7 Ways to Prepare for a Performance Review so it won’t Feel Like a Root Canal: Manager Version

The annual employee performance review is an essential human resource process for documenting how well an employee performed throughout the year, an opportunity to provide feedback to the employee, and serves as a springboard for setting performance and development objectives for the coming year. However, the annual workplace ritual been compared to a trip to […]

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Trial to Prevent Error

This is a lesson about finding out the hard way.  I had the brilliant idea to record a computer training session on WebEx and then convert it to .mov or .wmv to import intoCamtasia for editing.  Seemed like a pretty easy process.  Except it didn’t work!                          After multiple attempts at converting, with the WebEx […]

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