Best Blogs 10 October 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 time around we dive into the deep end of the pool with some extraordinary writes about character, choice and competition. 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.

Mary Faulkner is going to get thinking better about yourself is she has to take you by the hand and make you. WhenEver I need encouragement, intelligence and applied thinking I read @MFaulkner43: you should too

Ilana Charette recounts how a bout of transition time between positions affected her psyche and outlook. Keep an eye on @ilanacharette as this writer has a gift in her openness and honesty which is so refreshing

Lotus Yon knows how exciting it is to be promoted! And yet scary too. Here @Lotus_Yon discusses so e fundamentals we can put in place when asked to manage others – especially our former peers

Simon Heath delivers a tour-de-force write here on the nature of change, evolution and the emergence of a new breed. @SimonHeath1makes me think and isn't that the best compliment we can provide to an author?

Helen Amery shares a powerful and compelling piece here about the function – indeed, absolute need – for trust in the workplace. For higher-level thinking, and practical OD analyses, keep reading @WildFigSols

Karlina Millers wants to know what motivates you. These three simple words speak volumes to us about what really drives our behavior. Yet, as @KarlinaErika points out, we only hear the answer if we listen

Janine Truitt never shies away from the tough issues. Here she takes on mean girls in leadership and differentiates between leaning in and leaning on. @CzarinaofHR has the must-read of the week

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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