Best Blogs 5 December 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our theme emerges organically and the holiday season brings … Continue reading Best Blogs 5 December 2014

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It Happens

Choice can be hard to explain. A friend of mine recently went through a recruiting process for a job she really wanted only to experience, at the end, the ignominity of not being selected. Hey, I've been there: it hurts. Sometimes we take this rejection personally as if a lover had turned us down. We … Continue reading It Happens

Table Manners

Ever wonder what's it like to be in the other side of the table? Recently I began searching for a new opportunity: I've got some solid leads and have felt great about saying "no" to opportunities that don't fit. It's a good thing. And yet embarking on the job hunt inevitably results in the interview, … Continue reading Table Manners

The Long Way

If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. Sooner or later most us gravitate to career paths and follow our disciplines. And, although many of us will change those paths from time to time, it's typically done with foresight and thought. And then there's another group of employees. Recently I … Continue reading The Long Way

Best Blogs 14 November 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our theme emerges organically and this week we explore … Continue reading Best Blogs 14 November 2014

Burn Rate

What are you looking for? Not long ago a colleague was breaking down her experience with a small but growing firm, and her ultimate decision to withdraw from the application process although she was deep into it. "I didn't want to get burned" she said. Puzzled momentarily with a small explanation I knew exactly what … Continue reading Burn Rate

Perfect Candidate

What price perfect? A mark of the modern employment market is the seeming inability to find skilled, competent employees. Companies continually complain about the lack of fundamental skills in recent graduates while government clamors for increased STEM education. But this mistates the situation. Even as communities continue to recover from massive outsourcing and the worst … Continue reading Perfect Candidate

Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week theme emerges organically and this week the power of … Continue reading Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Best Blogs 20 June 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our themes emerge organically and this week the writers included share … Continue reading Best Blogs 20 June 2014

Best Blogs 6 June 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week, our themes emerge organically and this week the writers included are … Continue reading Best Blogs 6 June 2014