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 openly reflecting about the roles we can play in driving our organizations forward in a human and humane way. This is an especially delightful version as the authors constantly recognize and acknowledge the contribution of others on their work. This is the essence of #BestBlogs: sharing and adding to what others provide in a true collaborative spirit. These selfless writers rock!
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.
Danyel Rupert knows that the word of HR encompasses the entire enterprise and therefore wonders why so many us worry about a seat at the table or the view from our desk. Want to make a difference, asks Danyel? Get up, walk around and meet the people! @TheTalentPoolHR will show you how
Ernie Tamayo takes on the sticky wicket of credential soup here. Ernie understands that credentials and competence are not necessarily the same. So does it make sense – or a difference – to seek all those initials? See @ErnieTamayo to find out
Dawn Lennon encourages you to find your right home, the “band” that you belong to. Doing so argues Dawn will enable you to grow professionally and personally, take those risks to stretch yourself, yet to be aligned with supporting and trusting members. Find your band at @BusinessFit
Michael Carty is a giant of the #SoMe world and just a downright gentlemen. Here he picks up on the theme of growing by getting outside of our comfort zone as expressed in blogs from two of my absolute favorites: Jay Kuhns (@jrkuhns) and Amanda Sterling (@Sterling_Amanda). @MJCarty knows sometimes we learn the most when we’re comfortable the least
Helen Amery pens a truly remarkable and concise summary of the continuum of balance in happiness. Helen describes Hedonic vs Genuine happiness and why there really is no right or wrong but a mix and continuing evolvement. One of the brightest writes I’ve seen all year. See more @WildFigSolns, and note Helen refers to insight and support she received from Alison Smith (@PurchasingCoach), Sukh Pabial (@SukhPabial) and Phil Willcox (@PhilWillcox)
Carlos Escobar gives us a wonderful perspective on developing the view of HR through unconferences like #SXSW. And even though Carlos and I couldn’t meet while he was here, he captures the zeitgeist of #SX and my little city beautifully! As @CEscobar78 points out, #HR is ripe for a little disruption: how will you disrupt your world!
April offers a true delight in this wonderful post about singing in the rain instead of feeling caught in a downpour. Don’t let a week escape without your fill of this delightful artist and blogger – April will have you singing in the rain as well
Steve Browne wants to be the mortar supporting the foundation building a new world. Steve knows it takes a lot of energy to build, support and sustain but guess what: that’s what true HR people do. Anytime you’e not sure which way to go, check @SBrowneHR – he’ll set you straight and support you: just like good mortar should
Amanda Arrowsmith provides a wonderful Strorify board here on Day One of HR Tech Europe Conference. Amanda – the Eternal Optimist – gives a great overview of what’s really breaking (and about to break) in the world of work, HR and people. As @PonteCarloBlue knows, that intersection is where all the fun is!
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.