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 on dealing with reality as it is, especially if its not what we want it to be. This week’s collection is all about strength: read these blogs to find some!
These fine authors will help you enjoy different perspectives on perseverance and clarity.
Rachel Strella shares a searingly personal story of fear, faith and conviction. Long a fan of her business writing here she shares some news about her life that made me admire her even more, and wish her the best in her journey. Have time for just one blog this weekend? Read @RachelStrella
Justin Harris the Cigar Man has a simple but profound reminder for all those (like me) who have periodically belly-ached about the incessant demands on our time: be glad its not the other way around. This dapper man will have you think twice, sit up, and answer that phone in a friendly voice @UnkikelyHRGuy
Mary Faulkner has a support team and she wants you to have one too. A beautiful recollection about how asking the right people to participate in some blue sky thinking on career and calling. In this piece Mary shares how her team keeps her in the game. See @MFaulkner43 for more coaching inspiration
John Baldino uses an achingly familiar analogy here to discuss the stresses now evident between SHRM & HRCI. A loving introspective that says all of us who are impacted by the current conflict can play a different role in helping to heal same. @JBAlive makes a beautiful statement here
Dawn Mentzer raises a sensitive subject entrepreneurs don’t often mention: why is it so hard for our former friends to make the journey with us as we transition to small business owner? A clean look at a new topic and one that we all should consider more – friends count @DawnMentzer
Lotus Yon knows that sometimes being a leader feels like we’re constantly under a spotlight. Uh, that’s a good thing, argues Lotus. In this elegant reminder she points out our decisions as leaders always matter so why not use that same visibility as an advanatge. See more helpful perspective @Lotus_Yon
Helen Tracey is thinking about the trade-up opporunity: is the timing right for that next step? A lovely, lilting piece that addresses the yin and yang between buying or renovating, you’ll empathize with and enjoy this perspective on homes. Or is she talking about careers? Read @HRpotential to find out.
Dawn Lennon offers a gift of genius in talent here, a wonderfully reaffirming way to end this week’s collection. Do you have genius? Yes. All that really matters Dawn asserts is that you accept that and allow it to develop on its own terms. Accepting the gift of oneself is perhaps the biggest gift of all, much like reading @BusinessFit
Thank you for reading this week’s edition of #BestBlogs all about building and practicing 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!