Best Blogs 29 Aug 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 theme emerges organically and this week its all about looking … Continue reading Best Blogs 29 Aug 2014

Taking the Bait

Did you get my VM?See my txt?Read my email?The list goes on.Its not really a question about what we've seen or read, its a plea for attention, a request for time. Instead of just saying we need to talk with someone we feel compelled to be oblique, to ask a related question hoping the listener … Continue reading Taking the Bait

Perfect Candidate

What price perfect? A mark of the modern employment market is the seeming inability to find skilled, competent employees. Companies continually complain about the lack of fundamental skills in recent graduates while government clamors for increased STEM education. But this mistates the situation. Even as communities continue to recover from massive outsourcing and the worst … Continue reading Perfect Candidate

Best Blogs 22 August 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 theme emerges organically and this week the power of … Continue reading Best Blogs 22 August 2014

One Way

Which way are you going?My hometown, like yours perhaps, has many one way streets, at least in the downtown center. While not a Ph.D. in transportation engineering (as my niece is) even I know that one-ways can help relieve urban congestion and keep things moving nicely.As long as everyone moves in the right direction. For … Continue reading One Way

Leadership Intrigue

The leadership model is broken. Readers know I've questioned the continued emphasis on the role of the leader. Indeed, I view collaboration, communication and thinking as much more important skills than leadership as the nature of work has changed and the parts we play have evolved as well. Just as the agricultural era gave way … Continue reading Leadership Intrigue

Academy Award

And the award goes to... Friends and long-time readers know I love the movies. I mean I love them. While television leaves me cold and stupid (watching tv makes you dumber) I love the cinema. And so I am aware of the Academy Awards, although, as a proper tv snob I don't actually own a … Continue reading Academy Award

Little Things

You can make a difference.The internet is full of self-help stories, posts and countless lists about ways to succeed. Eg., the five things you must do now, 21 ways to get ahead, one step to a better career, etc. No shortage of direction.And while there's lots to consume - with much of it quite helpful … Continue reading Little Things

Best Blogs 15 August 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. These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection … Continue reading Best Blogs 15 August 2014

Fixated

Look around. As a cyclist I spend a great deal of time riding. In an urban environment its hard to beat two wheels for getting around quickly or easily. And whether its on my old Kona modified hybrid or my trusty Vino scooter one thing is the same: when you're mobile you'd better look around. … Continue reading Fixated