Best Blogs 14 March 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.

The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so that you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in your career.

This week's revue is all about perspective, the way we look at work, the world and ourselves. Importantly, we test how others see us as well. Want to change your world? Change your perspective.

In a time where nothing stays the same very long its important to constantly question beliefs and practice seeking a better way: these writers do!

Jay Kuhns is under the influence. It takes a big man to come clean and speak about what's really driving his performance and Jay pulls no punches. Learn how he came to terms with who he is in this important post. And watch out: reading @JRKuhns just might make you kick it up a notch!

Kristina Minyard is typing away on her cell phone as we speak. No, she's not rude, preoccupied or bored (as long as you are interesting): she's working. In this engaging piece Kristina calls out the bias against using personal media tools in meetings. What's your stance? See Kristina's view @HRecruit. PS: she's paying attention as she types.

Helen Tracey returns in a back-to-back tour de force writing the retirement speech for HR. It seems the naysayers have won and we're now out to pasture sans golden watch. What will our [former] co-workers say as we head out the door? @HRPotential has your farewell words at the ready, with a side of aspiration.

Change Rearrange wants to change change management! Rather than analyze, dissect and then manage it (or rather, attempt to) why not think about it holistically? What if we viewed change as just another facet of life and not a special effort we concentrate on when we have time. An interesting perspective from a talented writer, @SarahBoydH

Lalita Raman uses yoga to illustrate the power of resistance. Every day our practice (think work, or yoga) is different: things come easier, and then harder. And then back again. How do we respond to the resistance? How do we manage our frustration? See this beautiful and elegant reminder the Buddha would support @RLalita

Justin Harris knows we focus time and attention (and rewards) on the star, but what about the support team? What of all the people at the office, school – and home! – who do so much to support others, working quietly in the background. Read @UnlikelyHRGuy to find out how to show them some love too.

Sandra Vergara closes this week's edition with a beautiful and evocative dream and resolution. If you need a little lift in your day go no further than this charming and important reminder. Sandra – and her stunning photography – will help you recommit.

Thank you for reading this edition of #BestBlogs all about work and living a full life. Each writer included offers a practical view via a challenging perspective enabling each of us to re-examine our own positions. In life, look for those who challenge your thinking to help you grow.

You can also read the archives of #BestBlogs for other intelligent writers, thinkers and doers addressing these important questions. Please come back in another seven days' time for more new thoughts.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world my friends!




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