Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world at 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 its all about developing perspective and exhibiting personal responsibility. Our careers belong to us – so what are we doing to guide, develop and enhance them? These fine authors offer fresh and different perspectives on the role of work in meaningful life..
Read on to test some of your own assumptions about the intersection of self, life and career.
Bernandine Herlihy shares a healthy perspective with you here – the you you are now is not the end of the story. In this brief but powerful write Bernadine asks why we don’t treat ourselves as well we treat our friends. @TheMgmtMaven knows its not only possible – but right. Read, breathe and relax
Rory C Trotter Jr is a brilliant original writer whose posts often appear here. Today however we share a reprint Rory posted (author unknown) that really distills employee engagement to its essence. And for the gentle reader who groans about engagement there is a simple rejoinder: do you want disengaged peeps? See @RoryCTrotterJr for so much more
Kristina Minyard isn’t sorry about a damn thing. Okay, well, maybe that one time she put her feet on the CEO’s desk… Kristina wants you to stop apologizing for being different, for thinking outside the box, for, well, strengthening the team! See what @HRecruit advises, and don’t apologize if you don’t agree
Steve Browne is reaching for the phone – to dial you! Steve speaks to the tendency to pigeonhole people based on career but, he argues, there’s a lot more to us than just that. @SBRowneHR takes a complex topic and turns it into a compellingly elegant blog. Read Steve. Thank me later
Janine Truitt speaks to the shift in the talent acquisition space and alas, it hasn’t been good. With ever more tools at our disposal we seem to be doing worse points out Janine. How to get better? @CzarinaofHR wants you to understand – and employ – these five essential skills for talent professionals. Read Janine and get your game on
Charlie Judy has done some of the legwork for you. Ever want to know the keys to sound HR? Charlie distills some of those essential points from his late blog, HRFishbowl here. See how much sense he makes, and follow Charlie @HRFishbowl
Anne-Cécile Graber is a must read if you want to become smarter at work. In this brilliant summary Anne-Cécile writes of past behaviors not only as a predictor of what we will do, but our personality as determinant to why we do them. Reinforcing the dark and bright sides of personality @AnneCecileGrbr delivers a tour-de-force review. Read Anne-Cécile – if you want to be smarter
Ben Eubanks offers a delightful two-for-one here as he explains both a day in the life of an HR Analyst (more heady than you might imagine) as well as what it means to work from home. Erudite, humble and focused, Ben’s blog is not one to be missed. See more @BenEubanks and pay attention: Ben’s the real deal
That Career Girl illustrates a practical yet heartfelt template for weighing two career options here as she outlines her thought process in her most recent move. Some of us pine for new positions but get lost in analysis-paralysis when an offer ultimately comes through. @ThatCareerGirl cuts through the maze here and delivers a useful guide to career choice decision-making
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.