At times I will toil away at a blog post that I really think has something to say, only to find that it’s a dud with my readers. The WordPress platform that I use for this blog enables me to check how many “hits” a given article has attracted, and I can see which ones aren’t exactly lighting up the Internet. (In truth, a niche blog like this one rarely “lights up” the online world, but I’m cool with that.)
Anyway, as I close in on 1,000 posts for this blog, here are 10 articles that I believe fall within the “good-but-neglected” category:
Our avocations and hobbies: The third pillar of work-life balance? (2012) — On the importance of finding non-work activities that engage us.
I wish our political leaders would send us to the moon (2012) — A call for public leaders to inspire us, linking two nifty videos of JFK.
Professional schools as incubators for workplace bullying (2012) — Consider the seeds planted by law schools and med schools.
Loyalty, “betrayal,” and workplace bullying: Does insider status matter? (2011) — As a denizen of Boston, loyalty and betrayal are key concepts to me!
Dignity amidst horrific indignity: A job shoveling s**t in the Łódź Ghetto (2011) — A WWII story that helps to illustrate how almost any job has inherent dignity.
What’s the plot line of your life story? (2011) — Is it about overcoming the monster, comedy, rebirth, or something else???
What if we paid less attention to advertising? (2010) — Instead of “them” telling us what to buy…
The moral obscenity of a “jobless recovery” (2010) — Read this and compare to where we are three years later.
On hiring consultants (2010) — I would underscore what I wrote here.
Work and the middle-aged brain (2010) — Some things we do not as well, some things actually better.