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 Art Petty, Steve Keating, Kevin Eikenberry, Todd Ordal, and Ed Batista.
“Here’s a Fun-Fact from my Career Reinvent Boot Camp programs: 50% of participants would prefer to reinvent their careers (change what they do) without leaving your organization. Unfortunately, most of them end up leaving your firm. Many of these motivated, experienced individuals would love to remain with your organization. They’ve invested time. They appreciate the culture and feel a connection to the organization. Yet they leave. In fact, you give the push.”
“my first job in management came as quite a shock to me. I was a very good salesperson until one day I was pulled into the office and asked if I would be interested in jumping several levels of management to become the General Sales Manager.”
“Quick – what do you think of first when you hear the word ‘different?’ Once you get past judging yourself or wondering why I asked you the question, or wondering what the right answer is, chances are a bunch of thoughts, feelings and experiences come to your mind. If you look at that mental list, it may tell you something about how you accept change, and how resilient and adaptable you are. I’m calling it your ‘difference bias.'”
“There’s a crazy, one-day, annual bike race in France called Paris–Roubaix, which starts in Paris and ends in … oh, you guess! It’s 160 or so miles of hell. Although relatively flat, much of it is on a narrow, muddy cobblestone path. It’s like trying to ride on marbles on ice. The announcers constantly yell ‘OOOOOHHHHH!’ as yet another rider slips and hits the deck hard with other riders piling up on top of them. Tires are punctured and bikes are broken at an alarming rate.”
“More specifically, my clients are generally in leadership positions where they’re responsible for helping a group of people perform under pressure, and in this context I’m reminded of an episode from the storied career of Joe Montana, a Hall of Fame quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.”
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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