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 Dan Rockwell, Steve Keating, Art Petty, Kevin Eikenberry, and Karin Hurt.
“2018 would have been better if you spent more time giving power and less time creating dependency.”
“Some of you will find this post lacking. You’ll find it off the mark because you believe that management and leadership are one in the same. You are convinced they are two words that describe the identical characteristics and skills.”
“For a change in the new year, skip the long list of resolutions save one—commit to engaging in a bit of open, positive rebellion at work or in your career. Navigated properly, you’ll be surprised how rebelling by changing your thinking and approach(es) might just reinvigorate your spirits and add some purpose into your daily labors. And if you’re leading or managing others, a bit of the right kind of rebellion might be the motivational ticket your team members need to take performance to a new level. Of course, it pays to choose where and how to rebel carefully.”
“The new year, and the calendar itself is made up. Yes, we need a way to keep track of days and dates, history and future events, and for that purpose the calendar we have is fine. But let’s be clear. Nothing really changes just because the year number changes on your calendar, planner, or cell phone. Reality doesn’t know the difference. The old saying goes, today is the first day of the rest of your life. I say tomorrow is always the start of a new year.”
“One of the very best ways to set yourself up for a successful 2019 is to take a minute. Stop and really think about what your team needs from you at a deeper level. Of course, if you haven’t done so in a while, ask. A Do It Yourself 360 is always a powerful choice. You can also try this.”
That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my curation posts on this blog. Every Tuesday, “Leaders and Strategies in Real Life” helps you learn about leadership by studying what real leaders do. On Fridays you can wrap up your week with “Weekend Leadership Reading” consisting of choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms.
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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