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BlogNotions HR Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by human resources and employment thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like best practices for motivating employees, legal developments that affect how to do business, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

A Stupidity-Based Theory of Management

I kid you not. That’s the actual title of research reported in the Journal of Management Studies. One of the authors, Mats Alvesson, has a long history of ground-breaking research. And this is another feather in his cap. Not quirky, it’s really, really smart and very useful research. This is one of those studies which […]

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Employee Engagement: Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

I invite you to read my current post on LinkedIn on Finding Your Inner Toddler for engagement: a small playful person open to learning who tumbles and takes many precarious steps while absorbing so much of the world and getting a lot of help and encouragement from others. To read the full post and learn […]

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Intelligence Is About Stories, Not Just IQ or EQ

It’s the smart folk that do well in business. At least that’s what we’re told—and I suspect that to some degree it’s true. But if it’s the smart folk, what really is smarts? Or, to put it in a more academic framework: what is intelligence? Cognitive psychologists have played around with these issues for decades […]

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13 Zingers For Good Work: The New Employee Engagement

Let’s sharpen our focus on work in the New Employee Engagement. I simplified employee engagement into an 8 word definition: good work done well with others every day. There is a lot of meaning packed into each word in the eight word definition so I will take the next four blog posts to examine two words at a time. Today the […]

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Engage With the Latest Employee Engagement Evidence

Engage for Success Does it Again! I encourage you to read the latest employee engagement evidence report created by Engagement for Success. For example: In the financial services sector, RBS has established links between employee engagement and business performance, customer service and employee well-being. The top 10% of business units compared to the bottom 10% […]

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"It’s Just African!"

Identifying African behavior as stereotypical is dangerous stuff. I’ve learned from experience to issue caveats about most any racial or ethnic stereotype, admit to stereotyping and beg forgiveness–especially before using an ethnic or racial stereotype. Even then, you’re liable to have to push through assumptions, in spite of the fact that the use of stereotype […]

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Is Your Thinking About Success Shaped by Delusion?

More than most other cultures, personal and organizational success are immensely important to Americans (You can toss the Chinese in with the Americans). Celebrity status, personal book sales, organizational profit and individual power and finances are inevitably touted—and by a lot more than the media. So I was amused by research focusing on theTiger Mother […]

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How to Read a Conversation

In business, as in other vocations, what’s not said is often far, far more important than what is said. Indeed, sometimes people lose their jobs, opportunities, a raise or a promotion because they fail to understand what’s not said. So, in many of my posts, when I write about “subtexts,” I’m referring to these covert […]

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