Best Blogs 17 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 edition finds some of our heaviest hitters staring straight in the mirror asking, what was that?! Time to be honest with ourselves folks.

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 takes on the real question about Millenials in the workforce as only she can: since they are going to lead (soon!) what are we really doing to prepare them? As usual, Julie sees the key point in an overall discussion, and helps us find the answers. Just read @JAWaddell – you’ll be smarter for doing so, and will discover this delightfully witty writer from north of the border

Steve Browne is campaigning for office – but not for himself, for HR! Like me Steve doesn’t understand the value or benefit of bitching about HR: not when there’s so much good that can be, and is, done. So join @sbrownehr in the campaign for HR: it’s a Positivity weekend!!

Lotus Yon wants to help you step up to the plate, but she knows a little secret: often times the plate hasn’t been set! In this insightful analysis she explains why accountability is more than catch phrases – and why your employees actually yearn for it. See @Lotus_Yon for more

Dawn Lennon appreciates artistry. The oil portrait, marble sculpture, back hoe slope. What? That’s right, Dawn appreciates artistry in all its forms and asks you to keep digging to find your outlet, your expression. As you travel on your journey keep @BusinessFit in front of you for practical and helpful business solutions

Alli Polin pushes us to be honest about where we are and how we feel: are we taking on life and work with all their attendent challenges or are we rationalizing, making excuses and in the end, maybe just staying stuck. @AlliPolin has a plan for you when you’re ready to get moving again

David D’Souza knows none of us are perfect, and so wonders why we keep looking for the perfect candidate. Isn’t the nature of our flaws what makes us human? And, isn’t the context they exist within what makes them matter – or not? @DDS180 provides another excellent write – he remains an inspiration to me

Rory C Trotter Jr simply explains comp better than anyone I know. Do meritocracies work? How can we maximize earnings? And just what the hell was Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella trying to say? Read @RoryCTrotterJr to find out, and then read him next week to stay informed

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 17 October 2014

  1. Thanks so much, Christopher, for honoring me with a place on this week’s list. You’re right, I’m all in on our creativity within and it’s seemingly unconscious expression. Look and ye shall find. ~Dawn

    • Thank you for your comment, and most of all for your wonderful write Dawn. I’d noticed you’d slowed down on blogging a little (which we all do) so it was nice to see you refresh again! Cheers

      • You’re so right, Christopher, I had slowed down over the summer and had been looking for the right theme to get me going again.. Your kind inclusion was a wonderful bit of motivation for me to do more. So a big thanks for that. This post may be the beginning of more like it. Let’s hope. ~Dawn

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