Best Blogs 18 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 indulge and enjoy some different perspectives on personal effort and leadership.

Jane Watson is a happy and productive person! Or is it productive and happy? In this serious reflection Jane asks us to consider whether happiness is an appropriate workplace goal. Are you happy today? Then follow @JSarahWatsHR

Jeanna Caldwell shares an absolutely delightful allegory here as she struggles with the functional obsolescence of her garage door. Are there things we keep around our head and hearts that are in danger of becoming obsolete? Take a walk with @jeannacaldwell and see what a little spring cleaning might do

Jay Kuhns is a measured thoughtful man known for thinking twice before responding. But, as he outlines here, there are a few core beliefs that require no pre-thinking, positioning or politicking. Do what is right, not what is easy. And read @JRKuhns

Madison Jones knows we're all pressed for time. In a 24/7 world we try to squeeze in one more thing. But maybe, Madison points out, we're trying too hard. Maybe its time to listen to our bodies and try a few simple techniques for managing time so it doesn't manage us. @MadisonJonesHR has time

Mary Faulkner wants you to get involved dammit. This high-energy change agent reflects on pulling herself out of her own comfort zone because something was important to her and someone had to do it. Are you holding yourself back? Read @MFaulkner43 and commit to change

Helen Amery offers a delightful and memorable piece here about learning from the past as we move on. Many of us are hung up over things that have already happened in our lives: this enjoyable read amplifies a better way to make those life lessons valuable. See more @WildFigSolns

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!




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