The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.
Every week our theme emerges organically and this week we find our authors taking a searingly personal look at focus, personal being and the space they occupy today. And tomorrow.
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 the intersection of life, practice and work.
Liz Sheffield would like to ensure a good fit. Between your work culture and your personal values. A perfectly clear primer on what to do (and avoid) when searching for the right culture. @Liz_Sheffield is here to help you find satisfaction and alignment in the office. Liz knows you’ll get more work – and happiness – that way
J. Harris knows, as I do, that diversity isn’t enough, and the fight is far from over. Justin takes on the fabrication that we’ve come a long way and we can all rest now in this earnest and compelling post. Read my friend @UnlikelyHRGuy and take a stand for your beliefs. Inclusion means inclusion for all of us
Jen Davis offers the most beautiful write of the week asking us to rethink our working definitions of success and satisfaction in life. Find this simple prose redemptive and challenging all at one. And read more from Jen @RecruitRadical
Cherish Bentley examines the role of university in preparing us for the workplace and as is her wont, she has some damn good ideas about adjusting and improving same. While some students will make their own way, @CherishBentley knows many more need some guidance, direction and sound advice. Let’s make the uni experience work better argues Cherish – I agree
Cranston Holden wants you to be awesome, although the path might be a little different than you think. In the fashion that only @CranstonHolden can use so honestly he talks about what awesome really is, and the surprise behind getting people to work with – and like – you. Cranston knows firsthand its not as hard as you think: read him to find out why
Mary Faulkner already has a BFF so the position isn’t open. But Mary knows that a friend at work is a friend indeed. What is a work friend, and how does that really make us feel? Read @MFaulkner43 to find out. And the next time you can get somebody’s back, or lend a hand, why not do it? Mary knows it will make you feel good
Lidiya K soothes my soul every time I read her. In this delightful post she reflects on how to turn healthy practices into healthy habits and the power that can have in our lives. How Lidiya got so wise so young I don’t know: but I read @LidiyasBlog every chance I get – you should too
Julie Waddell knows there’s a kitten in peril somewhere. In this tongue in cheek (but very real) reflection on office life @JAWaddell takes on the curse of the accidental Reply All. Please read Julie and stay on your toes – the kitten you save may be your own
April offers another beautiful vignette of a life well lived in the pursuit of finding oneself as well as in recognizing the beauty of the moment. Please be warned: if like me, once you start reading April’s work you will not be able to stop. But then again, why would you ever want to?
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 personal 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.