Best Blogs 17 Avril 2015

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 provide sound and practical advice for tough issues in the workplace. In other words, things you can do! 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.

Suzanne Lucas takes on subjects many of us won’t. Here, for example, she offers real solutions for hiring people into companies whose brand, frankly, stinks. Suzanne routinely gives me things to think about, and apply. Read @RealEvilHRLady regularly and you too will be better prepared to take on the real challenges in the workplace

Shlomo Ben-Hur and Nik Kinley provide a simply brilliant analysis of what actually drives change here. You might be surprised to find out just how much context really matters – people do not live or work in a vacuum. A fine piece of real value for anyone attempting to manage change. See more @NikKinley

Rory C Trotter, Jr shares an especially poignant lesson here reminding us of the dangers of complacency and hubris. Rory, one of the finest writers I know, offers a sounding board to review your self-perspective. Read  @RoryCTrotterJr and you will just be smarter

Sabrina Baker offers sound advice with every write. Here, Sabrina gives us practical tools to get out of the weeds – the restaurant term for a kitchen or server so overloaded with concurrent orders they can’t get out from under them. We get stuck too knows @SabrinaLBaker. Read her routinely to find out how you can get unstuck and on with your business

Carlos Escobar wonders what gets you out of bed early. For Carlos, it pancakes. And learning. A special note on what drives us to test ourselves and learn more. And as @CEscobar78 points out in this delicious write (I could not avoid that)  its not just the pancakes

Trish McFarlane asks, what’s in a word? While roaming the streets of Nawlins (post Mardi-Gras) Trish notices some interesting signs, and wonders how we choose to communicate the things we do. Why not focus on what we want rather than what we don’t she posits. Its a good perspective as is most of what @TrishMcFarlane shares!

Justin Harris has a headache, or more correctly, had a headache. Knowing his vision never changed Justin saved a few trips and a few dollars by skipping some exams. And then his vision changed! In this wonderful metaphor Justin asks us if we “know” how things go at work so well we don’t notice change either. See (no pun intended) @UnlikelyHRGuy for better vision of your own

Steve Browne is full of it. Full of being busy, of course. In this delightful aside Steve asks us to rethink our stock answer when people ask us how we are, and beyond that, to think of how we actually fill our days. One cannot help but be encouraged by reading @SBrowneHR – fill your day with a little bit of Steve and live long and prosper

Gemma Reucroft departs from her normal practice (one I highly recommend for bloggers by the way) to talk about one of her team members. Well, former team members. Gem describes her own mixed emotions and why sometimes leaving can be a good thing. Read @HR_Gem for intelligent and thoughtful discourse on the world of work

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.



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