Best Blogs 25 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, our themes emerge organically and here we find a thread of questioning the accepted practice and status quo: are things really what they seem? And if so, is that enough?

Indulge in these fine writers as you enjoy some different perspectives on personal effort and leadership.

Simon Heath explodes the myth of organization as entity in this stirring write of the yin and yang of people. The world has changed and yet we still try to manage people as capital. Read why this relic of a practice is fast fading and why @SimonHeath1 celebrates its demise

Helen Tracey wants to have a chat with you but she isn't certain she'll be understood. This evocative post reflects the excitement and challenge of cross-cultural communication: so many assumptions and land mines along the way – see @HRpotential to be (hopefully) understood

David D'Souza has the answer to your question. And then a new question. Its as simple as black and white. Or is it? In our struggle to make sense of a complex world we sometimes forget nuance, depth and contradiction is part of the human expereince. @DDS180 explains why

Gemma Reucroft has an update on the old bait and switch tactic which has turned off many a buyer. As Gem points out, candidates are buyers too: are you selling the sizzle and not the steak at your office? Check in with @HR_Gem so you can avoid charges of false advertising

Steve Boese took a break from thinking about technology to read about dairy cows. Turns out he was reading about technology. Check @SteveBoese to see how bovines, labor and technology come together – and the implications for your workplace. Got milk?

Lotus Yon offers a delightful collection of her own here as she shares the best career advice ever received – as told to her by other HR professionals! What a nice way to collaborate, crowd source and share! See other unique ideas @Lotus_Yon

Justin Harris speaks the uncomfortable yet unyielding truth: sometimes our ego is our biggest enemy. In this clear write Justin outlines the warning signs and recovery necessary when our ego gets the best of us. @UnliklyHRGuy has more

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

Each writer offers a practiced yet 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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