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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.

Managing for Engagement…the most important influencer on employee engagement is free…and you have everything to do with it.

A tip of the hat to Gary M. Stern for his piece ‘Redefining the Middle Manager’s Job’ which appeared in the September 19, 2011 issue of Fortune magazine. Stern cites a 2010 study completed by Towers Watson of 20,000 global employees of large firms telling us something we intuitively knew but probably haven’t been talking […]

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What Does It Take?

What does it take to recognize employee’s? Not much. Michael LeBoeuf, author of The Greatest Management Principle in the World said, “Everybody works smarter when there’s something in it for them.” For you managers that have been around for “awhile” that may be a lot of hoo-hah. For you leaders that work in “the now” […]

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Winning Friends and Influencing People Doesn’t Change

I first read Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People 30 years ago.   While that may seem like a long time ago to you, the book was already old then – it was written in the 1930′s.  I read it again a few years later. I read it again, when was working on Remarkable Leadership. Why? […]

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Don’t Be “That Guy” as a Manager

I’m noticing a lot of references to “that guy” these days. Maybe because I work at a college campus? There’s no shortage of that guy references, including references to all kinds of things you shouldn’t do in bars, on college campuses, in dating, in social media, in fantasy football, and on and on. That guy […]

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How Do People Perceive You?

Because all of the decisions we make are emotional (while we rationalize and justify those decisions analytically), our perceptions of others are based on intangibles that we use to make meaning in our world.  These intangibles include our assumptions and beliefs, values, vision of the future and guiding principles. When we say someone is “awesome” or “authentic” or “real” or a “straight talker, or […]

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Where The Heck Did The Time Go?

Where the heck did the time go? Wow. How many of us have asked ourselves that one . . . many times? The average day can be divided into six segments (with average hours): Sleep – 8 Work – 8 Eat – 3 Personal Hygiene – 1 Commute – 2, and Various – 2 Most […]

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The Space Between: Where Vision and Skills are Fulfilled

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” Lao Tzu , Chinese Philosopher –The Space Between– “Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and the people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment.” – […]

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The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival – Back to School Sale

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival – Back to School Sale! Yes, it’s back to school shopping time, and this month’s Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies. All are deeply discounted (free) and other incredible value to the discriminating leadership shopper. So stock up, and […]

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