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 Pointers to posts by Jesse Lyn Stoner, Suzi McAlpine, Kate Nasser, Steve Keating, and Mary Jo Asmus.
“Has team performance been less than spectacular lately? Has team energy been waning? It might be time to rekindle your team vision. Sometimes teams assume that their vision will continue to guide them, and they can get caught in team drift without realizing it.”
From Suzi McAlpine: What Our Family Holiday Can Teach You About Constraints (and How to Overcome Them)
“This week, my family flew all the way to Australia to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – only to be told that a tropical storm meant we couldn’t see it.”
“As The People Skills Coach™, I often hear words that hurt human interaction. I have written several posts on just such words and each word is a people skills loser. Today’s losing word is lucky. Surprised?”
“Do you want to succeed? Then don’t quit! There you have the most well known ‘secret’ to success….you can’t be beat if you refuse to quit.”
“Robert was well known as an executive who would go ballistic for the smallest of transgressions by others. He seemed to take everything personally, and often blamed the messenger who reluctantly carried any bad news into his office. I often heard him yelling and swearing so loudly at someone that you could hear every word he said from across the large building we both worked in.”
That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future. Highlights from the last issue include the different approaches firms use to set strategy, building a resilient business inspired by biology, the six shifts behind the digital transformation of business, the silent crisis of retail employment, the myths of disruption, how to stop women leaning out, what women can do to be more visible at work, breaking into the boy’s club, and six emerging educational technologies
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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