Best Blogs 21 November 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.

The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life 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 we examine tenacity, tenaciousness and terminating assumptions as we cast our way about in a new world where all the rules have changed.

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.

J. Harris, PHR has some different advice for you today: use that passive pissivity you've been burying as fuel for a new attitude. Get pissed, get serious and take things on. Otherwise, as Ray Ray suggests in this gem from Justin, you begin to accept mediocrity. Piss on that says @UnlikelyHRGuy

Julie Drybrough makes me think like few others do, her posts are always so challenging. Here she introduces what may be the game changer for leadership going forward: the Art of tying together reflection with other tools to lead in uncertain times. @fuchsia_blue simply has to be on your regular reading list

Rory C. Trotter Jr. simply writes beautifully. As I've said more than once before Rory is my go-to guy when it comes to comp questions and more and more analytics. Yet here, as before, he takes a turn at reflection and again produces a wonderful piece. @RoryCTrotterJr will enrich your reading and thinking

Megan Peppin offers a wonderful review of here of some different ways to look at and think about talent. Wouldn't it make a difference, Megan argues, if we thought about talent as potential? As usual, @OD_Optimist will make you think. That's why I read her

Carlos Escobar knows that office life isn't home life, and yet, sometimes, we pause just long enough to interact in a personal and real way letting our guard down just a little. A poignant reminder from @CEscobar78 that life – and office life – is what we make it

Rachel Kemp will leave you speechless, er, rather, she will leave herself speechless. The ultimate competitor who sometimes ignores the signals to slow down, take a break and have a cup of tea, Rachel's running on fumes (poor dear) and paying the price. Why, @RachieMouse wonders, do we not listen to ourselves more readily? A precautionary tale

Jay Kuhns, SPHR is an expert in HR and the role of an HR Business Partner. Here's one thing I didn't know: at one time he wasn't an expert. In this insightful piece Jay talks about the interesection of confidence, opportunity and career. A must-read from @JRKuhns

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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