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 Frank Sonnenberg, Tanveer Naseer, Tanmay Vora, Kate Nasser, and Lolly Daskal.
“Some lessons are so important that they withstand the test of time. Remember Aesop’s fable The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg? It’s about a countryman who had a goose that laid a golden egg each day. Unfortunately, the greedy countryman grew impatient because he wasn’t getting rich fast enough. So he killed the goose, hoping to retrieve all the eggs at once. When he cut it open, not only weren’t there any eggs, but the precious goose was gone forever. Selfish people are losers.”
From Tanveer Naseer: Does Your Leadership Inspire Collaboration Or Conflict Inside Your Organization?
“While it’s easy for us to dismiss this tendency as being the norm around issues pertaining to politics, social issues, or even sports, the truth is this growing tendency to narrow our perspective in terms of who we share a sense of alignment and belonging with is something leaders in all industries should be paying attention to. After all, most of us are familiar with the ease with which organizational silos can take hold within our workplaces, where teams and departments avoid sharing information and resources, mirroring that very us vs. them mindset mentioned above.”
“Our first instinct as human beings when we assume a leadership role is to show our strength, competence and skills and prove a point about our fitment to the role. Strength can be the starting point of leadership journey, but ultimately strengths only shine on the foundation of trust”
“When does heartfelt enthusiasm become bullied enthusiasm? Not all bullying fits the picture of an angry person or group bearing down on others. Sometimes heartfelt enthusiasm becomes bullying. We don’t always think of it that way. Yet for leaders and teams, it’s important to think about it. So let’s look at when and why it happens.”
“As we all come to terms with the fact that this crisis is changing the world in ways we never could have imagined, it’s more important than ever for leaders to be mindful of the need to adapt—not only to what’s happening in the moment but to a changing future. Here are some of the ways leaders should be adapting to the new reality:”
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. 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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