Best Blogs 5 September 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. This week the question is how do we accept responsibilty to 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.

Julie Waddell reminds us all to be careful what we wish for. Or at least think twice about dealing with teenagers (but I digress). Julie’s beautiful prose calls out the fallacy in projecting our own beliefs onto others – things don’t always work out the way we think they will. Read @JAWaddell and be prepared

Ryan Olgivie uses a simple service call as a lens to examine HR (or IT or Purchasing, etc) effectiveness. How do we know we’re doing well? Lack of direct input from the customer may not be a fully qualified seal of approval. See @RyanROgilvie for more thoughts on improving service

Jennifer Payne takes a walk on the beach in the waning days of summer to catch her breath and collect her thoughts in a safe place. What she wants to know is do you? Take a time out with @JennyJensHR and build the practice of reflection into your career and life management tool kit

Chris Fields puts the numbers behind engagement. Many of us mistake engagement as a simple proxy for happiness. Chris shakes out the mystery and shows us why engagement is a component of performance, and why the math of engagement works. Check out @New_Resource and take responsibility for your life

Kath understands we all want to be wanted: its human nature. So how do we deal with the inevitable set of rejections life dishes out in jobs, goals and people? @LittleDashOf has a few things you can use to tame rejection and enjoy the human need for being wanted

Perry Timms writes beautifully. Sometimes a blog is so well done anything I might offer to promote it would not do it justice. Such is @PerryTimms’ effort here. Simply read. And enjoy

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.




3 thoughts on “Best Blogs 5 September 2014

  1. Thanks Christopher for not only the inclusion – which always a treat – but for the fabulous words used in describing my writing style. Many thanks. Great collection of blogs; as always.

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