Best Blogs 11 April 2014

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

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

Every week, themes emerge organically and here we find a thread of personal character, inner strength and the value of looking deeply inward to challenge assumptions. Sounds daunting but these exceptional writers make it accessible and real.

So sit back, relax and revel in some challenging perspective on personal effort and leadership.

Steve Browne knows we all need heroes but in this delightful post (aren't all of Steve's delightful?) he helps us recognize we may ourselves be more heroic than we think. Just by being ourselves. Just be showing up. Just by being there for others. Read @SBrowneHR and do something heroic today

Lotus Yon is celebrating diversity by thinking differently and taking action. In this calm reposte she asks us to do the same, to make a conscious effort to do something a little different in our work and relationships. @Lotus_Yon shares why the practice of conscious effort can drive large rewards

Justin Harris argues we need to get a grip on negativity and unprofessional behavior, and come to terms with our own responsibility for same. We have the power through [our] behavior to set examples and shape culture. See @UnlikelyHRGuy for the crucial rationale that explains why this really isn't optional

Erin Feldman has two simple questions with elegant and powerful answers. In a world that seems to value speed and busy-ness we sometimes forget what time it is, and where we are. @ErinMFeldman reminds us why these existential ideas really are the essence of presence. Be here now

Kaarina Dillabough sheds a tear as she peels back another layer of the onion. In a paradox of the Information Age we get overloaded with data, supposed facts and figures and recipes for success. But where's the heart? The truth? The human side of enterprise? See @KDillabough for thoughts on this conundrum

Simon Heath manages to distill the canon of leadership into 25 words. Want to consume volume after endless volume? Go for it. But if you'd like to make some headway today, right now, start with @SimonHeath1. After reading this work you may not need those other tomes after all

Thank you for reading this week's edition of #BestBlogs all about living a full worklife.

Each writer offers a practiced view and challenging perspective enabling us to re-examine our own positions. In life, look for those who challenge your thinking to help you grow.

Come back in another seven days' time for more new thoughts and please do check the archives of #BestBlogs for additional intelligent writers, thinkers and doers addressing important questions about worklife.

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

Ciao!

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