Best Blogs 12 Sep 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 differently, acknowledging our own confusion and just being human, allowing ourselves to find our way as we go.

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.

Jocelyn Aucoin is simply one of my touchstones: she grounds me. In this ethereal write she asks who are we really at any given moment? Can you dig it? Get some truth, lose your fear and embrace @MissLujo. Because really, who are we today?

Megan Borrie delights in this her first blog. When the amazing Amanda Sterling (@Sterling_Amanda) prompted her to blog, Megan sat down and created this jewel. Read, refresh, reflect. And welcome @MeganBorrie

Gem Reucroft says we are where we are. Take a look at what mindfulness can do for you in this honest and important post from Gem. Oh wait: “honest and important” describes every post @HR_Gem shares – read this one first and savor the moment

Steve Browne cleans his garage, gets rid of some clutter and repurposes a few old pieces. As only Steve can, he finds the link between garage sales and disrupting HR. When was the last time you cleaned out your HR clutter? @SBrowneHR will show you how to

Bernadine Herlihy returns from her August pictorial holiday and reminds us our job is not our tasks. Bernadine knows its all about the holistic picture, the marriage of task, role, team and goal. Wanna build a better organization? Follow @TheMgmtMaven

Helen Tracey hears the clock ticking and wonders if we're using our time well. In her usual insightful style, Helen asks if we're looking ahead and making adjustments to our systems to be ready for an unknown future? See @HRpotential for the answer

Crystal Miller shares a vital message here: it needs little intro from me. Let me simply say Crystal is a powerful and prescient person and I am happy and blessed to know her. Please read and share this emotionally powerful piece from @TheOneCrystal

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.



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