Best Blogs 6 February 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 we find our … Continue reading Best Blogs 6 February 2015

Empty Vessel

Fill yourself. Yesterday I spoke of the need for professional development. While this is important it's only half the picture. What we really need beyond just that is personal development. Some professions - health care, managing people, teaching - take a lot out of us. These are fields requiring a great deal of giving, time, … Continue reading Empty Vessel

Want

"I want your life."Startled by the sotto voice I looked up from my chair and said, "S'cuse me?"A man not much younger than me stood a few feet away on the sand looking down at me and said again, "I want your life... Sitting on the beach, reading, a cup of coffee in hand in … Continue reading Want

Antiques

Let go of things.Not long ago as Chewy and I made our morning trek I saw a shiny object on the ground. In the early morning dark it's hard to tell sometimes what things are until you're right on them, so we stepped closer and I saw it was a CD.You know, one of those … Continue reading Antiques

Gong Show

Bang a gong.There's a gong on my next door neighbor's back porch. Why? Because this is Austin and we do stuff like that.Anyway, the point is it's been mostly silent, or at least it has been to me. Maybe that's the challenge. You see, gongs are considered good luck in China and hence with me. … Continue reading Gong Show

Best Blogs 19 September 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 theme emerges organically and this week its about … Continue reading Best Blogs 19 September 2014

Best Blogs 12 Sep 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 theme emerges organically and this week its all about looking … Continue reading Best Blogs 12 Sep 2014

Selfies

Blogs are the ultimate selfie. Being of a certain generation (rhymes with loomer) I disdain selfies and tats. Mind you, I like to look at your selfies (and tats - see them on my Pinterest page) but I'm of an age where I suspect the world is all the better for me not falling in … Continue reading Selfies

Best Blogs 27 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 our writers … Continue reading Best Blogs 27 June 2014

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Want help? Ask for it.We know that to drive development there are really just two keys to learning - Seminal experiences Key peopleIn other blogs we've talked about learning through experience: taking the tough job, getting onto a project team, or my personal favorite (and frequent practice) saying "yes" first, and figuring out "how" later. … Continue reading Ask and Ye Shall Receive