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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.

Career Zingers #17: Be Ignorant

Ignorance is essential for authentic career development Bench and Pier at Hilton Head (David Zinger 2018) Ignorance means not knowing. Stupidity is thinking you know when you don’t. Often in career development we seek out experts, coaches, authors, and counsellors to tell us what we should be doing. We can learn from others but deep […]

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The Lost Art of Thinking

On numerous occasions as a management consultant, I asked execs about how much time they took to think about process, innovation or strategy. Often, the response was that they didn’t have time to think. A couple said that they were paying me to do the thinking. A compliment, but very unwise. And I provided a […]

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Career Zingers #16: Authenticity is an Empty Bowl

Authenticity is less about what you have and more about what you can hold. Bowl (David Zinger, 2018) “Authenticity is a practice we choose in each present moment. It is not a plan or a destination to get to.” ~ Henna Inam I encourage you to think of authenticity as being an empty bowl. Your […]

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Career Zingers #15: New Eyes

I Eye New Eyes (David Zinger, 2018) “The journey of discovery begins not with new vistas but with having new eyes with which to behold them.”  ~ Proust Are you able to refresh the I behind your eyes? Many of us are myopic in looking for something new in our careers when the newness may be […]

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Career Zingers #14: Precious Work

Do you experience the preciousness of your work? Abu Dhabi Louvre Art (David Zinger, 2017) Precious defined: ˈpreSHəs – of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly. Imagine today at work is your first day at work. Imagine today at work is your last day at work. Each of us, regardless of how […]

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11 Free and Freeing Career Zingers

Free Fast Acting Career Zingers to Perk Up Your Career We must take responsibility for our own career development. No organization, parent, or coach can do it for us. I am not willing to go through 368 pages to find our the color of parachute or read hundreds of pages of some career book to […]

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On the Super Bowl as Bread and Circus

The first time I stumbled across the phrase “bread and circus,” it was the name of an upscale Massachusetts grocery store owned by Whole Foods. But the phrase kept zinging around in my gray matter as a Latin metonymic (a figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that […]

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Bret Stephens and the Paranoid Style

I graduated from college in 1959, a few years before Richard Hofstadter’s essay on The Paranoid Style in American Politics came out in Harper’s. As an associate in a Pasadena (California) church, the conspiracy theories of the John Birch Society were driving me nuts. One of the promulgators of conspiracy, a retired naval officer and […]

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The Upside of Power

To a surprising degree, the American culture tends to think of power from the downside. And so, power is seen as a negative, evil, coercive or repressive force that causes us to do things against our wishes. The effects of power are in negative terms. It excludes, represses, censors, masks and conceals. But, in fact, […]

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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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