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 leadership posts by Steve Keating, Ed Batista, Kate Nasser, David Dye, and Lolly Daskal. Steve Keating, Ed Batista, Kate Nasser, David Dye, and Lolly Daskal.
“There are many things successful people have in common. Most have positive attitudes. Successful people possess the perseverance to push past obstacles that less successful people see as insurmountable. Others possess uncommon skills or strengths that give them an edge over other people. But there are a couple of things that ALL successful people do that contribute to their success.”
“Truth-tellers can be aware that their communication style is flawed, but they’re often surprised that it has such a significant impact on others’ receptivity to their insights. They believe their ideas should be assessed on their intrinsic merits, without having to worry about crafting a persuasive message. But this reflects a poor grasp of human psychology and a lack of awareness of some fundamental principles of communication.”
“If someone said to you, ‘I want to offer you some friendly advice’, would your gut reaction to that statement be positive or negative? Friendly advice? What would you expect to hear? Compliments?”
“At the start of our work together, we’ll ask leaders and managers around the world for their most valuable leadership practice. There are several answers that consistently rise to the top, including clarity, vision, encouragement, communication, listening, empathy, and support.
These are certainly valuable. And when we ask the tens of thousands of leaders and managers we’ve worked with about the most valuable practice they’ve learned through our work together, one of the most frequent answers is to ‘Check for Understanding.'”
“Great leaders know they have the power to influence their team’s success. They understand that truly great leadership is about building people up, trusting and empowering them to give their best for a shared goal. Here are 12 of the most powerful ways leaders can create dynamic teams:”
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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