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 on letting trust in, starting change right, results driven vs process driven leadership, how knowledge is power, and ruining recognition.
“A leader is responsible for what is right and what is wrong. Great leaders inform their organizations by mapping out values and measuring alignment with those values. The organizational values must be viewed as immutable. And the leader must walk the talk by embracing and living out those values.”
“When you introduce your new thing, you are at the end of your process. Everyone else is at the beginning. They can’t get to where you are without you laying out your full process–including your own apprehensions.”
“The problem is, when you’re a leader, you can’t just announce where you’re going and expect people will just do it. They need to get it and buy into it or they’re not likely to just do it. When people understand and agree with your logic and it resonates with their own goals and values, they move forward on their own volition. But it won’t happen simply because you expect it.”
“I have long believed that knowledge and learning really do give one power, and that these are ever more critical in today’s business environment. On the other hand, I have also long believed that knowledge must be shared, and that the hoarding of knowledge or information is akin to an act of tyranny.”
“Last week I worked with two managers whose mindsets – while diametrically opposed – were each responsible for ruining recognition… but in very different ways.”
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 ast issue include First, Fix the Toilets, The Rebirth of U.S. Manufacturing: Myth or Reality?, Caterpillar: What Continuous Innovation Looks Like, An Elusive Jackpot, and Why you hate work.
How I Select Posts for this Midweek
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.
Here, on Three Star Leadership, I post things that will
help a boss at any level do better and live a better life. At Results vs
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