Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that don’t get as much publicity.
This week, I’m pointing you to posts by Kate Nasser, LaRae Quy, Ed Batista, Scott Eblin, and Art Petty.
“Leaders did you know that building trust can quiet egos and reduce conflict? Many books cover how to build trust and that is great. Yet not many connect the value of trust with quieting egos to improve teamwork. Whether you are an experienced leader taking on new team members or a new leader, build trust to quiet egos. It reduces conflict and improves productivity. Here’s why.”
“Success is understanding how we can plot clarity of goals in both business and life. It can be a difficult and messy process and it takes mental toughness to work through the uncertainty.”
“Good leaders find the right balance between investment and attachment, and as a result their employees feel like valued partners, not means to an end. But even when leaders strike that balance, there are inevitably gaps between the organization’s goals and individual employees’ interests and aspirations. This is where a professional coach can play a particularly helpful role as a third party, because in most circumstances the coach is unattached to any particular outcomes for the organization or the individual.”
“As is his gift, Grant described something many were feeling but couldn’t quite articulate. The suspended animation aspect of the past two years and the feeling of a lack of control over our circumstances have left many of us in a state somewhere between depression and flourishing. Grant’s word for that place is languishing.”
“The late, great management thinker Peter Drucker once offered: ‘We spend a lot of time teaching our leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching them what to stop.’ As you search for new resolutions and ideas to grow and strengthen in your leadership role in the months ahead, here are seven things I suspect Drucker would encourage you to stop.”
How I Select Posts for this Midweek Review
The five posts I select to share in my Midweek Review of the Independent Business Blogs are picked from a regular review of about sixty blogs I check daily and an additional twenty-five or so that I check occasionally. Here’s how I select the posts you see in this review.
They must be published within the previous week.
They must support the purpose of the blog: to help leaders at all levels do a better job and lead a better life.
They must be from an independent business blog.
As a general rule, I only select posts that stand on their own, no selections from a series.
Also as a general rule, I do not select posts that are either a book review or a book report.
I reserve the right to make exceptions to the above.
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