Best Blogs 30 Janvier 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 and this week we find a collection of authors examining personal growth and development along with the inherent changes in life and our position in same. Just a fascinating and brave review of what it means to be human.

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.

Stacy Harrison describes love here. Love as it really exists. Stacy feels the joy, pain and in truth the daily activities that make up a loving relationship. Stacy reminds all of us love takes action, and the roles we play and things we do – as well as the things we need – change over time. Read this poignant portrait of love realized

Julie Waddell is not one you want to piss off: here she clearly articulates the value and benefit of professional development even as it might seem we’re just “goofing off.” Trust me, you want @JAWaddell on your side, and you want her happy with her own progress and self-development. As Julie states here, she’s working

Cherish Bentley reminds us of something seasoned professionals often forget: it feels so good! to learn things. In this economical write @CherishBentley illustrates her point and reinforces the joy of learning through demonstration. Cherish has a message for all who attempt to help others learn and develop – let people celebrate their successes!

Ernie Tamayo offers a nice little compendium of some blogs you might want to read here. While Ernie is a fine writer (featured in last week’s BBlogs) here he shares the love. Full disclosure: @ErnieTamayo included my own blog here, and as you may know, I never include my own work in BBlogs – but I didn’t write this: Ernie did!

Mary Faulkner simply has some of the best management and professional advice to be found: do yourself a favor and follow her. Here she argues quite clearly that success and failure must co-exist, much in the manner of yin and yang. Scared of failure? Read @MFaulkner43 and she will help you put things in the right perspective

Kristina Minyard knows that dumb things still happen. In the HR world there isn’t a single week that goes by without some bonehead somewhere doing things the rest of the world left in 1950 [Ed: my own example this week – someone wrote an racial epithet in an email – an email!] Want to take your company’s game to the next level in 2015? Start reading @HRecruit and when Kristina makes a point, listen to it

Bernadine Herlihy gives practical advice about moving down the career ladder like few others. What? Don’t be alarmed – be intrigued: @TheMgmtMaven speaks from experience, passion and wisdom. If you are wondering about your own ladder, Bernadine has solid advice and insight. Heck, play your cards right and she may even steady the ladder for you – as you climb your own career path

Carlos Escobar just can’t relax. In this personal – and personally familiar – write, Carlos shares a self-discovery that might surprise you. Or maybe not. @CEscobar78 is working hard at doing nothing. And by way of example, Carlos advises you to do the same

April shares her very personal journey of transformation and goal-setting and reminds life is dynamic: everything changes even as we make plans. Read this captivating author to be inspired, soothed and reminded that life, love and work are all transformational. Simply one of my faves I read April daily

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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