Welcome to BlogNotions' HR Blog

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.

Learning from Da Vinci

  The first thing that crosses our mind when we think of Da Vinci is either the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. But Da Vinci, who died in 1519, was a lot more than a painter and muralist. The “Renaissance man,” he was also a scientist, engineer and mathematician, as well as a student […]

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Career Zingers #8: Constructing Our Career

Career Zinger: Constructive Thinking Trumps Positive and Negative Thinking Art at Louvre Museum in Doha – David Zinger I am not a fan of either positive thinking or negative thinking because they are both shallow and too one-sided. Sometimes good things are not as good as we thought or bad things turn out to be […]

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Engaging Zingers #7: Invitational Career Development

Career Zinger #7: Invitational Acceptance  In Dubai (David Zinger 2017) In 2018, as you strive to enhance your career I encourage you to avoid being coercive with yourself because when you are coercive you set yourself up for guilt and failure. You can end up transforming part of yourself that is an ally into an […]

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Learn About the 21 Transitions to the New Employee Engagement (Webinar – January 10th)

21 Transitions to the New Employee Engagement January 10, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST) Employee engagement has been around for approximately 28 years. It has implied a robust set of promises for results, performance, productivity, wellbeing, safety, and a host of other important outcomes for organizations and individuals. Yet employee engagement, as it is […]

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HRZingers: Humor To Lighten the Load of 2018

If you could proclaim 2018 the year of something, what would that something be?  I am suggesting we proclaim it the Year of the Pencil. To learn more or just to take a 3 minute break humour break from work, I invite you to read my first HRZingers, humour post for 2018.

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3 Keys to Personal Motivation

Eventually, all managers learn that if they want a person to make some changes, whether stopping a frustrating behavior or gaining new skills, motivation is going to be at the center of the behavioral change. Motivation, that prompting to behave in a certain way, is just very, very important.** But, a recent global survey by […]

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How to Keep Your Enemies Closer Than Your Friends

In April 2015, I wrote a blog questioning, “Why Should You Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer?” With an excess of 28,000 reads of that post, it obviously identified a real need of a great many people.  The post provided a rationale for the issue, not least that you can learn a lot […]

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Is Job Security Really All About “Who You Know”?

A little exercise in critical thinking. Recently, I received an email from LinkedIn with the familiar heading regarding job security, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Let’s suppose you have no history with this kind of statement. How would you assess its truthfulness? For that matter, how do you test the truthfulness […]

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Why You Need to Think and Talk on Two Tracks (Part Two)

In complex business conversations, metacomm can profoundly impact conversations and make them far more constructive and efficient—even timesaving. To a significant degree, metacomm functions to facilitate conversation and is highly useful for training participants in sequencing 101. In our studies and experience with metacomm, we have found a number of these forms especially useful. Monitoring […]

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