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. These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection of life and work.
Every week our themes emerge organically and this week writers share their insight on being more thoughtful and choiceful about what we do, and don’t. Are we living a mindful life or simply following the crowd?
Read on to have your assumptions tested.
Steve Browne wants you to know you matter. In this absolutely beautiful work Steve shares what it means to him to have people who matter in his life, and he asks us to do the same. I dare you to read @SBrowneHR and come away unchanged. Read my friend Steve
Jane Watson has a brilliant write here on our networking obsession and its ultimate endgame: the anti-network network. Jane penetrates the pablum surrounding the “must-do” mantra of networking to ask the essential question: why? See @JSarahWatsHR for this and other important work
Ana Urena simply writes some of the most compelling work I’ve seen and here she takes on the art being well-rounded within the context of a selfie-loving world. Ana knows who you are is what matters, not what you do. See @QuarterVida for this and so many other thoughful and resonant ideas
Eve Tahmincioglu opens the curtain and deals with the elitism of the do-what-you-love (DWYL) movement here. In a must-read piece of week Eve explains why its not only faulty logic to compel people to do only what they love, its degrading to a vast portion of the workforce. @CareerDiva offers a better way to integrate DWYL
Kirsty Davies Chinnock understands that more often than not change manages us vs the other way round. In this economical piece she offers practical ideas to managing – and being managed by – change in the workplace. @KirstyLeed knows the first step begins with communication
Rachel Strella loves social media, and wants you to love it too. She also wants you to understand #SoMe doesn’t work like a vending machine: you don’t simply drop some coins and get immediate rewards. #SoMe is all about realtionships – and relationships take time and a strong foundation. @RachelStrella knows why
Will Thompson is all about the talent and he knows you have talent inside your company as well as externally. What he doesn’t know is why you don’t see that as well, and take better care of them? @WillRecruits gives the reasons to love your internal pipeline and recognize talent is all around us
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 do please 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 – and thank you for the many kind wishes following our troubles late last week.