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 with reality and the little things and tough choices we all face. Compelling work from intelligent peeps.

Indulge in these fine authors and you will enjoy different perspectives on personal effort and leadership.

Justin Harris is a sexy beast who can also get unsexy when he needs to. Here Justin discusses why all of us need to get ok with the details and grunt work – the unsexy stuff – as well as the cool things. As he so wisely points out, no work is beneath us. A wonderful perspective on life and work. Justin shares more @UnlikelyHRGuy

Helen Tracey wonders who will hold us up, support us and urge us on when organization needs change and our former practices are no longer sufficient. In this personal and brilliant write Helen shows that even the most jaded of us can be redeemed with faith and belief. A powerful reminder you'll want to review again and again. See Helen's other thoughts @HRpotential

Bernadine Herlihy knows that sometimes a small change can drive big results. In this delightful write she offers her experience with the power of “and.” A lucid and helpful post you could start applying today. See more of Bernadine's helpful and insightful ideas @TheMgmtMaven

David D'Souza takes a gamble in using an incendiary title – Sexy Women of HR – to take on and address continuing sexism in the workplace. Its not, as David points out whole systems thinking: what it is though is a damned necessary conversation. David sparks both controversy and thought @DDS180

Kasia Borowicz argues (nicely) that the role of the sourcer is best served by authentic appreciation for and belief in the firm. A radical idea? To bring your heart and soul to work? Perhaps… But if you were being recruited, wouldn't it be more compelling if the person reaching out to you actually believed what they said? Kasia knows more @kmborowicz

Lindsay Laughnan offers a vlog on keeping things in perspective and making choices which is apropos given how busy we tend to get. If you haven't watched Lindsay before be prepared to smile and put a bounce in your step – you can't help but share in her enthusiasm. Lindsay's tweets can be seen @BeThirtylicious

Clare Goggin is back with her second blog and is this writer going to be amazing. Abuse, denial, dissatisfaction and vexatious all in one post! Samuel Beckett would be proud. Do yourself a favor and bookmark this emerging star and follow her @Clare_Goggin

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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