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 we ask about deeper meanings, higher purpose and living – and working – with passion. 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.
Gemma Reucroft would like you to stop asking silly questions during the interview process. Even as we marvel at such gems as ‘how would you unload a 747 full of jelly beans?’ the truth is this answer tells us nothing. Gemma wants work related notions to be the topic of discussion. Unless you bring chocolates and wine, do not push @HR_Gem with unrelated notions. PS: unload the jelly babies at my house
Rory C Trotter Jr is planning a retirement service: for someone who’s worked for his firm longer than Rory has been alive. Humbling and scary all at one, @RoryCTrotterJR speaks here of the value – and need – for recognizing long-term service, something that’s a bit out of fashion now as we all rage about engagement. Let Rory show you the light
Alli Polin agrees that living in the past is unhealthy – but isn’t remembering the past through association with our senses also enlivening teaching us of our strengths and capabilities if we let it? This very healthy post by Alli demonstrates that there is a way to honor the past even as we live – and focus – in the here and now. See what my good friend @AlliPolin offers today – and use it tomorrow to remember your past in a healthy way
Carlos Escobar asks us if we know what we’re here for. In this resounding write Carlos recalls a pivotal moment in his career where he got to examine the real purpose of work, the higher value. Take a chance on someone just as Carlos’ mentors did, and find your higher purpose with @CEscobar78
Sabrina Baker spends a lot of time coaching the confident celebrated employees and leaders, yet here she speaks to an employee we don’t often think about: the less than confident, perhaps even needy employee. What to do? Sabrina knows that while they may seem a drain, they can also provide tremendous value, if coached correctly. Want some help with your insecure diamond in the rough? Read @SabrinaLBaker
Justin Harris offers a beautiful tribute here to Chris Ponder (@ChrisPonder), founder of Performance I Create (PIC). Justin knows that sometimes you just need someone else to believe in you, as Chris did in him. Think about that the next time you’re unsure asks @UnlikelyHRGuy – think about how much we all need someone to believe in us
Steve Browne celebrates the passion of a legend here, Mr B.B. King. I was fortunate enough to have seen (heard!) B.B. once and I completely get the connection Steve makes between his passion and the passion we could display in our work. Leave it to @SBrowneHR to show us all the connection between a blue legend and a professional in the office. In Steve’s world you live with passion – welcome to it
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.