Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.
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 personal responsibility, civil rights, deep thinking and being authentic.
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.
Ernie Tamayo shares the most important write of the week: how much longer can we deny civil rights in public and the workplace to members of the LGBT community? Yes, we have made progress, but just like racism and sexism we have a way to go. An important start to this week’s series, @ErnieTamayo puts the spotlight on the tough question along with the answer: we’re not finished yet
Amanda Arrowsmith offers some unrelated yet important musings in this delightful post (the Readers comments are equally sublime). What do LI Recommendations, crayons and cheeseburgers have in common? You will just have to read @PonteCarloBlue to find out. And leave your comments in color please
Steve Browne challenges us again, like the HR mentor he is, to do a little objective self-assessment on the state of our tank. You know, the place we spend all day doing the work we love? (Or not.) @SBrowneHR has the charming ability to take workplace culture and distill it to its essence – just like cleaning out the fish tank to get a better view. Take care of your tank advises Steve: the world you improve may be your own
Gemma Reucroft wonders what problem we’re really trying to solve with new proposed employment law. The questions @HR_Gem raises though go beyond law and national boundaries: its really a function of how we view the labor market which is, in case you haven’t noticed, made up entirely of people. Another must-read from my favorite blogger, Gem
Carlos Escobar asks a simple, yet profound question here: why in the hell do you come to work sick?! Apropos for my consideration as I seem to have woken up with something yet trundled on down to the office anyway. Examine Carlos’ post to understand some of why we do that. And keep an eye out that @CEscobar78 doesn’t start sneezing
Bernadine Herlihy has some sound advice here for those of us stuck in cubicle hell vs corporate heaven: first, you are not your job. Read Bernadine for the basics on succesfully handling a less than optimum office life: @TheMgmtMaven will help you
Michelle Baker loves Pinterest. In fact, Michelle loves anything that can support her passion, driving organization learning. If you’ve ever wondered how Pinterest might play a part in that, @MichelleLBaker has the answers for you here. Fair warning: Michelle, like Pinterest, is addictive
David D’Souza – like me – abhors the trendy use of buzzwords belying a paucity of deep thinking. Down home we call this “all hat and no cattle.” David takes on the fave sport of the moment, trashing the performance review process, and asks some serious questions (even if unpopular). David gets what #BestBlogs is all about – driving deep thinking. Just read @DDS180 and thank me later
Julie Waddell blends hot branding irons, cat sweaters, authenticity and a little red wine in this bespoke offering… kids: don’t try this (or HR) at home. Another excellent post from the incomparable @JAWaddell who tends to ask real questions and make me think every damn time. Now… where is that sweater Julie?
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.