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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.

Mindfulness Basics for the Over-Stressed

I could not wait for vacation!  Although I struggle to let go of my day to day on most holidays, I was longing for time to unwind, relax, and leave work and stress behind – if I couldn’t do it in Fiji, it was never going to happen. However, sitting in a lounge chair was […]

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How to Hang on to your Superstars

The cost of turnover is often way underestimated. The obvious costs are hiring and training costs, but there is also lost opportunity, morale, reputation, customer relationships, and other intangibles that are harder to measure. The cost of turnover is even higher when you lose a great employee, one of those “A player” superstars. The results […]

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Beating Blue Monday – the “Worst Day of the Year”

About ten years ago Cliff Arnall, a British scientist, reportedly created a calculation to determine “the most depressing day of the year.” The equation includes seven variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since last failed attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action. […]

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Leaders Need Change

If you think back a number of years you may recall that there used to be a VERY distinguishable difference between leaders and staff.  ALL work was done by the staff and the leaders oversaw that work.  The leaders’ thought was, “I don’t care how you get it done, just do it.  Now!”  There was a […]

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7 Ways to Show Your Team You Trust Them

Trust begets trust. The best way to get your team to trust you is to trust them. Hire for trust. Require trust. Rid your team of untrustworthy players. And then, show your team how much you trust them. Here’s how. 7 Ways to Show Your Team You Trust Them 1. Set Audacious Goals Oh sure […]

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Endings and Beginnings

When we moved to  I promised to share our personal change journey – believing that even titled leaders are people with real lives that have only one constant in their lives… CHANGE!  As expected our experiences have included examining urban legends, facing fears, laughing, crying, and crazy amounts of growth!  Sometimes I hold the experience for awhile processing, […]

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Who Do You Trust? An Easy Team Exercise

“Do you trust me?” What a loaded question. It’s tough, even with people we love. “Sure, I trust you to be faithful, but do I trust you’ll remember to pick up the dry cleaning?” Even small actions can build or diminish trust over time. Defining the behaviors that breed trust can go a long way […]

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How to Become a Conscious Leader

Guest post from Jim Dethmer: Many people are interested in becoming a more conscious (awake, present, engaged) leader.  At the Conscious Leadership Group we believe there are three foundational moves that are the basis of all conscious leadership.  If you want to be a conscious leader you must master these.  Move from drifting to committing  […]

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