Best Blogs 16 Jan 2015

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 as the new emerges we have some of the most poignant works we've seen in some time as we examine the depths of our relationship to work, society and life.

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.

Kim Mai-Cutler produces tour-de-force and takes on one of the thorniest questions about growth, knowledge workers and race and asks a tough question: what if Silicon Valley had started out integrated. Simply a must-read as we kick off the new year. Find more @KimMaiCutler

Mary Faulkner knows that HR leaders are under the spotlight as much as under the gun. People watch what they do, and make cultural insights into their behavior. How can the leader be more effective? A good place to start is to read Mary @MFaulkner43

Tammy Tansley wants to help you not be a Jerk. No, that is not a capitalization mistake – it's a Jerk. This delightlfully compact write reviews the meaning of jerk – and why sometimes a little bit is worth a lot. @TammyTansley has so much more to share – don't be a jerk, read her

April 4 takes the tragic events of the last few weeks in Paris and asks if we can't make something better out of this strife. And we can. In this achingly straightforward write one of my favorite authors shares what's behind Kindness, Respect, Wisdom and Gratitude

Gemma Reucroft owns Best Blogs because her work is so important she could appear every week. So we can't start a new year without another and in this instance Gem speaks to the fallacy of the external solution vs the home-grown self-taught lesson. See how @HR_Gem can help you better spend your time this year

Bernadine Herlihy understands that as the new year loses some of its “newness” some of us get a little confused about priorities or direction. What are you gonna do? Read Bernandine, think about her points and take a deep breath. @TheMgmtMaven knows that everything will be all right

Ginna Baker opens up the door to secrets we'd rather not discuss: we don't make it easy for newbies to code. Think that doesn't matter much? Read Ginna. Coding. Girls. Workforce Planning. I have died and gone to heaven – read @GinnaBaker if you want to come along. She's that good

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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