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 our authors are asking serious questions about our role in community, work and relationships. What are we doing to make things better on a systemic level? This week’s collection will make you think about the power of your own being in a complex world. I love it.
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.
Mary Faulkner is direct. In this piece she has direct advice for you managers out there: please take it to heart. Mary makes her point plain and accessible and she knows sometimes what we really need its a mirror. Want to be a more effective manager and leader of people? Read @MFaulkner43
Josh Stearns profiles Jeremy Hay in this piece – part of a series – Josh is doing on building media with community, not simply for them. A fascinating read with compelling insight, it illustrates why Josh is leading the way in helping to define media of the future. See more @JCStearns
Alli Polin knows that life is change, and change is a process. Sounds great but sometimes we need a quick hit, something we can lean on now, argues Alli. In this helpful piece she outines things you can start doing today to make a difference in your life tomorrow. My friend @AlliPolin knows what she’s tlaking about: give her a listen
Helen Tracey simply gets better and better. In this enlightened and somewhat frightening post Helen takes on the notion of mental health at work and what we may be inadvertently doing to the brain power of all that talent we so assiduously pursue. @HRpotential has another winner here: read, share and think about it
David D’Souza offers a radical notion here: maybe we should help all the employees develop and improve, not just the ones at the top of the curve. As David points out, if you assume someone has to be at the bottom you give up hope. This is not a pretty strategy argues @DDS180
Ria shares an evening of destressing with friends and winds up – you guessed it – stressed. A brief yet poignant reminder that words matter, people have feelings and even the strongest of us sometimes can feel held back and dismissed. A meaningful read from my new-found blogger, Ria
Michael Sacasas reminds us here that knowledge alone won’t change the word. Far from being cynical Michael takes a closer look at some of the glib hyperbole we tend to toss around passing for knowledge. Not so says @FrailestThing: sometimes we do things not for altruism but just for the money – it would be well to remember the difference
Izabella Laba discusses sexism in STEM circles with much-needed clarity. In this expansive write Izabella strikes a note many will empathize with declaring, “I do not need male colleagues to explain sexism to me.” How true: a compelling and thought-provoking piece I had to read again and again. See @ilaba for more
K.L. Register ends this week’s round-up with just a beautiful, beautiful notion of hope, potential and light. Read K.L. Register’s work routinely – as I do – for enlightenment, touching on the tough subjects and in general finding your way in a world that sometimes seems uncaring. This work, like much of her others, will help reframe and refocus you
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.