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 at life and work a little differently. The key question is, how do change our own reality?

These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the intersection of life and work. Read on to test some of your own assumptions about life, practice and work.

Michael Carty simply writes some of the most moving work today. Here Michael asks about workaversaries – have you celebrated a meaningful one? And, in looking back, how have your feelings toward job, role and career changed? Follow @MJCarty for beautiful and poignant reflections on work and life

Katrina Collier has a little insight for the naysayers claiming #SoMe doesn't work: its all about how do it. Not one to shrink from a challenge Katrina shares what works – and doesn't – in this fundamental piece on effectively employing social media. Wanna win in #SoMe? Follow @WinningImpress

Peter Honey delivers a powerful and clear message to those of us boasting about rising early and making a beeline to the office: just get on with it quietly. Why all the crowing about our dawn patrol and being first in the office? Perhaps low self-esteem. Here's an idea: do your work and keep your hours between you and your boss

Kasia Borowicz recognizes that the art of the recruiting game today, indeed business overall, is to get on to the next big thing leaving old news behind. But what if recruiters practiced a different approach with those finalists who didn't quite make it? Can reaching back help move us forward? See @KMBorowicz for more ideas on talent pipeline development

Alli Polin takes on the things most of us shy away from. This write touches on handling co-workers we might hate. Strong language? Undoubtedly. An important read? Unquestionably. Don't hate yourself in the morning: read @AlliPolin today

Daniel Troy wants to take a look at workplace culture with a questioning eye: is the future of commerce fantastic employee-centric organizations where everyone's needs are met? Or is this just the logical extension of manipulation to maximize the return on human assets? Read Troy and ask yourself

Lalita Raman breathes in deeply as she takes the next asana pushing herself yet feeling the limits of today. In this beautifully sensitive write she asks us all to think about the fine lines we encounter in our lives, and how we may stay on the right side of them. Just read @RLalita regularly to be on the good side of your lines

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.

Please come back in another seven days' time for further thoughts and do check the archives of #BestBlogs for other intelligent writers, thinkers and doers addressing important questions about worklife.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world my friends.




One thought on “Best Blogs 29 Aug 2014

  1. Hi Christopher. Thank you very much for including me in your “Best Blogs 29 Aug 2014” list. Its nice to be recognised in any way. I just followed you on Twitter, @DanTroy_Blogs. Would you consider posting a link to my Twitter handle on your twitter? Im going to reference you on my Crux FB page and on the blog itself. I’m just starting get a consistent following and it would be very much appreciate it.

    All the best.

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