I like this post from Astha Parmar called HR is not a Social Service. Astha has done a good job provoking our thinking about HR and the types of individuals best suited for that work. I like this line a lot:
Now this might be just me-but I don´t think you can really love people (unless you´re a highly spiritual and evolved soul). It appears to me then that most people who join HR are interested in people; good at influencing them; but most importantly-their self-identity is dependent upon people.
Pam at Escape from Cubicle Nation offers this great list to determine if your business will be a success.
And check out this provocative piece from Manager Tools called, Does it Matter if Your Have a Clean Desk? Here’s a snippet:
All good career advice starts with the fundamental premise that for the purpose of the advice, everything else IS equal. It may not always be able to be purely applied (YES, brilliant geniuses can have AWFUL desks), but it is the best way to advise your charges (because they are likely NOT brilliant geniuses for whom standards of culture don´t apply.)
I’m chuckling inside (and in total agreement, by the way). Check out all the comments, too.
Rosa gets all worked up over BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). I like it when people get all worked up. Read her post and you will too. And here’s a little theory of mine. I think that when Collins first coined the acronym BHAG, the A did not stand for audacious. Get my drift?
Don Blohowiak reflects on reflection and his thoughts are worth our reflection.
Adrian over at Slow Leadership offers this great post called, Contrarian Leadership. Here’s a snippet:
Of course, in the real world, the people – and organizations – who truly make a massive success from anything are the ones who got in first, well before the idea became well-known, let alone orthodox. It´s the innovators and the ones with creative vision who produce the iPods and five-dollar cup of coffee. Their imitators rarely make more than a bare living trying to catch up. By the time something becomes "industry best practice," you can be fairly certain the organization that developed it is making its exit towards something else.
$5 latte indeed. Sip yours and enjoy these posts!