Welcome to BlogNotions' Leadership Blog

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 Help Your HR Team Be More Strategic

When I started my first HR job at 26, my boss handed me a stack of books and two pieces of advice. (1) Always read what the client is reading and (2) learn to “talk trucks” (meaning, “learn the business, kid.”) Straight out of grad school and fired up about all I thought I knew, […]

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Five Keys to Planning Better Virtual Meetings

Whenever I ask groups about the effectiveness of the meetings they attend, the responses are dismal; and when those meetings are virtual, rather than in the conference room down the hall, they certainly aren’t better. While there is much known and written about making any sort of meeting better, and much of it applies to […]

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5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of November 6, 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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Dear Natalie: How Do You Deal With Overwhelm?

Emails piling up. Back-to-back calls that barely leave you time for a cup of soup. Clients making “small requests” that require huge effort on your end. Team members missing deadlines, or needing piles of feedback, outlines, and notes. Loved ones asking for your time and attention when you’ve barely had a moment to shower, let […]

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The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: You’ve heard of them. KPIs. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear. If you are a […]

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10 Reasons Strategic Fairness is Worth Your Effort

We’ve all been there… When our boss hires a friend: Then the friend leverages that relationship to charm their way out of responsibility and accountability. When laws are created for the good of all: But certain groups are consistently exempt from the law. When an executive relocates: Inconsistency is unfair and confusing.  It creates stress, erodes trust, […]

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One Awful (but Common) Leadership Practice and What To Do Instead

It’s nearly a leadership cliché: “Don’t bring me a problem without a solution.” You’ve probably been on the receiving end of a harried manager barking these words at you. You may even have said them yourself. I’ve delivered many keynote programs and workshops where frontline leaders in the audience approach me afterward and proudly announce […]

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Want a Tighter-Knit Team? Look to the Family For Inspiration

It’s our pleasure today to bring you a guest post from Scott Mautz, author of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again. -Karin & David Believe it or not, we’re actually now spending more time with coworkers than family; this is true of almost 80% of people who work thirty to fifty […]

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Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Guest post from Ron Schutz: Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur.  There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents.  The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride!  A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they […]

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5 Simple Rules for Living and Leading

As I drove slowly down the street, through the neighborhood, on my way home, I saw a woman who I assumed was walking her dog up ahead. She stood motionless, silent, and looked like she was waiting. As I neared, she walked away, no dog in tow.  When I was even with where she had […]

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