Best Blogs 30 May 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 this week we take … Continue reading Best Blogs 30 May 2014

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Resilience

Life is funny. Up one minute and down the next our circumstances change in the blink of an eye. A loved one becomes sick, someone close to us betrays our faith or the dreaded C shows up in the family again. Life can be rocky. And although time and age help to put things in … Continue reading Resilience

What Price Human

Are you human? My friend Gem Reucroft wrote an amazing piece about the lack of humanness in human resources. Interestingly Gem and I have never actually met in person but I've been around a long time and I know people: we would get on famously. When we do meet I'm gonna buy she, her entire … Continue reading What Price Human

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Want help? Ask for it.We know that to drive development there are really just two keys to learning - Seminal experiences Key peopleIn other blogs we've talked about learning through experience: taking the tough job, getting onto a project team, or my personal favorite (and frequent practice) saying "yes" first, and figuring out "how" later. … Continue reading Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Self Care

Look out for number one.While many find this phrase offensive there is some truth to the notion that we need to care for ourselves. Take career. Past Career used to be routine in nature. People fell into a job path, cobbled together 30 or 40 years of employment here and there and that was that. … Continue reading Self Care

Best Blogs 16 May 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 this week we tackle dissatisfaction, dealing … Continue reading Best Blogs 16 May 2014

Very Selective

We're going to be very selective.I noticed this statement on a job advert the other day and was (negatively) impressed by it. Not sure what it says to you but I interpreted it to mean something like "we're going to be very selective... this time around." As in, not like last time, or, not like … Continue reading Very Selective

Balance

How do you tip the scales?Like many other things in American business the discussion around worklife balance has now fully migrated from curiosity to debate to fad to branding bullshit to old news. We don't talk about it anymore. Like employer of choice its an antiquated phrase that connotes the speaker (or, ahem, writer) is … Continue reading Balance

Best Blogs 9 May 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 this week we tackle dissatisfaction, dealing … Continue reading Best Blogs 9 May 2014

Seasons

Time for change.Living near a univeristy of some size you're always aware of its presence.The Univeristy of Texas at Austin (the full and correct name for UT) is less than a mile from my door along with its 50,000 undergrads and untold numbers of grads, profs, office workers, groundskeepers and so on.Its big.But its a … Continue reading Seasons