Required Reading: 4 Favorite Posts Everyone’s Talking About

October 22, 2015

I’m old—and my mother took a lot of photos growing up—so I always end up winning at this Throwback Thursday thing. Oh, you’ve got a silly pic from high school? Which was when? Five years ago? Hold on, let me get out my box of Polaroids...

We all love a little nostalgia, even if we don’t have many years under our belts to reminisce about. In the spirit of embracing days gone by, we’ve decided to bring back your favorite reads from the past few months so you can love them all over again. Remember these…?


  1. Kaleigh’s “5 Simple Ways to Be the Co-Worker You Want to Work With” certainly got me thinking. For more than half a year, we shared an open cubicle space, and, while I promise I never do anything stinky (ever!), I do have my own idiosyncrasies. I couldn’t help but wonder if some of her don’ts were inspired by real-life experiences—with me. Yikes. If you see yourself in any of her scenarios, it might be time to tidy up, put on your self-awareness pants, and, in general, be a good neighbor.
  1. Several months ago, I was bamboozled into getting a Pinterest account under the guise of work-related necessity. Our team project didn’t get off the ground and the private page we created for ourselves quickly gathered dust. I breathed a sigh of relief, as the idea of one more social networking rabbit hole to get sucked into had me grasping on to my offline existence with real urgency. Thankfully, Kimberly fears not, and, being both savvy and sane, is able to have a healthy relationship with Pinterest. In “Our 10 Favorite Pinterest Boards for Employee Recognition Ideas” she shares her best finds.
  1. If I’m not mistaken, I’ve been at Baudville long enough to have weathered all four of Falon’s maternity leaves. At least three. She’s been an invaluable resource (and friend) since day one, and, from the perspective of those left behind, her absence is noticed. Really noticed. It’s not just those who stay who have to adjust, though; leaving and coming back as gracefully as possible is also a challenge. Falon’s post “How to Prepare and Survive Extended Leave from Work” features expert (I mean expert!) tips on how to best handle this sometimes tricky workplace situation.
  1. This last post that garnered a lot of reader attention is on a subject we can all probably spend more time thinking about. In “Five Ways to Be a Better Person,” I explore my own path to self-improvement and the ways you can apply my learnings to your life. As the Dalai Lama said, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Wise words, eh?

What do you think about this month’s throwbacks? Did any of these posts resonate with you? Give them a virtual hug by sharing them with your colleagues or friends!

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Allison is currently living out the elaborate fantasy she described to her now-former staff and colleagues in early 2001. With a hearty dose of courage and absolutely no plan of action, she abruptly left her middle-management job to become a writer—and today she is doing just that in her role as Baudville's Senior Content Writer. She's here to tell you everything she's learned in her 20-years+ professional life, plus a lot more. She's wordy like that!

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