It’s past time for me to point out some terrific posts from some of my fellow bloggers. All of these posts have something to do with performing your job well, regardless of what it is — manager, supervisor, HR professional, executive. I’m positive that you will find them interesting and efficacious.
So many blogs; so little time. I read blogs that have a wide range of subjects. I, of course, read as many labor and employment blogs as I can, and that varies a lot from week to week. I also enjoy blogs that deal with leadership and related topics. And then there are the blogs that cover a whole lot of different things. From time to time, I call attention to blog posts that catch my eye or catch me by surprise or catch an idea I’ve had and turn it on its head. I can by no means list all of these posts, but I’ll share a few with you today.
To take you into the long weekend, here are a few posts from fellow bloggers definitely worth the read. To those of you who have the weekend off, enjoy it. To those of you who have to work, make the best of it. I appreciate those who work at odd times, on weekends, during holidays, etc. You make it possible for those of us lucky enough to have time off to get things we probably take for granted but would definitely miss if we couldn’t find them when we want them.
Although there are more blogs than one can possibly keep up with, even regarding a particular subject matter, I occasionally try to highlight blog posts that I think will be useful to the readers of my blog. I wish I had time to do this every week. Actually, I guess I should make time to do this every week. In any event, I recommend the following posts for your edification.
While I’m on a roll, I thought I’d direct your attention to several other blogs containing information that relates to what is covered on this blog. Of course, that could be anything, since I cover just about everything. I do, however, try to tie what I’m covering to HR and employment law issues. Check out some more good stuff.
So many blogs, so little time. I try, nonetheless, to check as many as I can every day. No easy task. I do have my favorites, a list that’s once again beginning to grow. As I’ve done in the past, it’s my pleasure to refer some to you:
What would be in your perfect world? Execupundit has a perfect world that sounds pretty good — almost perfect.
The current recession has already made permanent changes in the private sector’s employer-employee relations. Its now beginning to make those changes in the public or government sector. The private sector overreacted by laying off hundreds of thousands of employees but has now discovered that it can operate with fewer employees. The government at all levels is out of money and can no longer afford to pay police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and a host of other public employees whose work we take for granted. (more…)
Execupundit offers insight on how to bring a problem to light and get it solved without, at the same time, being thought of as the problem or a trouble maker yourself. Because this post describes an almost daily workplace occurrence, it deserves a careful read.
What do you do when you have an idea, whether great, good, fuzzy, etc.? Execupundit has the answer.
If groups of people are asked to give advice on the secret to success, just imagine the number of answers, some the same, some quite different. I wonder how many would give the answer found on Cultural Offering.
Execupundit has a practical, timely post on the value of having fresh eyes as part of your organization — even a part of every job description.
Execupundit provides an exceptional comparison between his computer and a poor employee.
Execupundit provides an accurate statement of why micromanagement will live on forever. Oh well, I guess war will, too.
Do you have turf where you work? Read this thought-provoking description of “Turf Wars” from Execupundit. Do you ever run dry? Read this equally thought-provoking piece about “filling up” from Cultural Offering. Are you confused about the new homeland security rules governing airport and airplane security? Check out this more than thought-provoking picture from Eclecticity. Then your day will be complete.
Image isn’t everything, but as Execupundit explains, it’s worth developing, nurturing, and protecting. It’s also something one needs to keep in perspective.
Cultural Offering has a thought-provoking post about resolutions for the new year. Check it out.
High brow, beautiful music for the season, thanks to Bach, Bernarda Fink, John Eliot Gardner, the Monteverdi Choir, and Cultural Offering. Sleep well.
And now for a few posts from some of the bloggers I routinely follow and you should consider following if you don’t already: