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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.

Employee Engagement: Learn to Love Your Bricks

How fully do you engage with the work right in front of you? You know the story of the three bricklayers at the same work site. When asked what they were doing one says, “I am laying bricks.” The next one says, “I am making a building.” The third says, “I am creating a cathedral.” The story […]

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So Trump Is Pragmatic.  Now What Does That Mean?

Words are slippery items. We now know that the smart conversationalist listens to see whether the important word in a sentence is “dictionary-use” or “situational.” This is not an academic game. Understanding the distinction can be a matter of career life or death. The fact of the matter is that words mean what we want […]

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Trump Was Predicted 18 Years Ago

If you’ve read the shock and surprise of the past two weeks, you’d be certain no one could have predicted the Trump and populist win. But you’d be wrong. Some commentators were alert to the electoral change. Both before and after the election, a passage from Richard Rorty’s 1998 book, Achieving Our Country, circulated on […]

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Playlist for an Alzheimer’s Death

I often refer to my wife’s early death from Alzheimer’s complications as a “good death.” If you have experience with Alzheimer’s you’ll understand that comment. But what made death easier for her and us was our love of music.  An NYT opinion article by Mark Vanhoenacker, described some basic end-of-life planning and focused on his […]

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Listening: A Simple Pattern with a Big Payoff

A few days ago while having lunch at a local grill, a young guy sat down beside me. Shortly, we were engaged in a fast and hot conversation and I found out that he was a residential architect and he learned I was an executive coach. Learning that I too was fascinated by architecture, he […]

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Employee Engagement, the Mannequin Challenge, and Taking A Moment

We cannot always be on. We need to stop and recover. I am not sure doing the Mannequin Challenge will get you recovery but I encourage you to find time in your busy day to recover full engagement by “standing still.” #GoCougs #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/VpWVDAW47s — BYU Gymnastics (@BYUgymnastics) November 4, 2016 “At the still point […]

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Employee Engagement: David Zinger on Engage-11

The next eleven years of engagement Engage-11. This post was written on November 11, 2016. It is the 11th anniversary of my focus on strengths and engagement. I am calling today, and the next 11 years of my work, Engage-11. The name is to honour Remembrance day and all those who made it possible for me to […]

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Trump, Populism and the Election

If you voted Trump, don’t expect too much. If you voted Clinton, the world is not at an end. For the emotional folk from both parties, just cool it! Candidly, I was 80% shocked and surprised, and about 20% merely reflective. What created these stats for me was last week’s blog, What’s the noise really […]

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Employee Engagement: You are not a Statistic

Every day there is a new statistic generated that bemoans the dismal state of employee engagement. Although these statistics are informative they remove us from the reality of experience — our numbers numb rather than offering insight and a pathway to experience and empathy. We will be well-served to pay heed to the quotation from Paul Kalanithi. Paul, a […]

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