Best Blogs 21 Mar 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 edition is all about checking assumptions and beliefs and, where needed, rethinking the way we look at work, the world and ourselves. The writers included here know that untested assumptions and unspoken beliefs can sometimes take us far off our true course.

Want to change your world? Challenge your assumptions.

Gemma Reucroft knows the up and downside of hiring for “cultural fit” that vague and amorphous entity. In this elegant write she asks the question, is fitting in always the best choice for management? Do we serve ourselves by simply trying to replicate ourselves? Worthy reflection from @HR_Gem

Simon Heath thinks people should be nicer. To people. Here he skewers the busy speak we've adopted that let's us blame poor choices, dumb decisions and bad service on thrird party entities effectively washing our hands of responsibility for same. But organizations don't do things, people do. @SimonHeath1 offers more to consider

Andrew Jacobs wants to spark a little revolution in the way we go about organizational learning. He offers an accessible list of 50 different ways to change the structure and face of training. Don't like the list? Wholly agree? Test your beliefs and wherever you come out share your thoughts with @AndrewJacobsLD

Cranston Holden suggests checking your foundation of integrity for stress cracks. This straightforward post outlines the essence of integrity not as a moral point but as the infrastructure holding culture together: without it we're doomed. But what is it, and what does it look like? Read @CranstonHolden to find out

Rory C Trotter Jr often writes annotated remarks on HR & Comp: he's a professor disguised as an HR manager. But every once in a while, as here, he simply lets his breath out and shares personally and its always a beautiful treat. See how @RoryCTrotterJr took time for selfcare by taking a time out

Lalita Raman knows we get what we expect in life and with people. Believing in others doesn't mean “baseless praise” Lalita holds, its a fundamental view that says we all have more we can do, be and offer. The beliefs we hold about others can inspire them to act. See @RLalita for more intelligent and impactful beliefs

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 us to re-examine our own positions. In life, look for those who challenge your thinking to help you grow.

Please come back in another seven days' time for more new thoughts and take note: thee archives of #BestBlogs have additional intelligent writers, thinkers and doers addressing important questions about work and life.

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



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