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 Terri Klass, Tanmay Vora, Art Petty, Karin Hurt and David Dye, and Steve Keating and to a new blog feature from Stephen Lynch.
“Leaders can learn a lot from the simplicity of how children approach diverse views. During team meetings or even one-on-one conversations, it is healthy to listen to each other’s perspectives even if we disagree. In fact, when we stay openminded and curious we can learn from each other and reach rich solutions. Having different opinions is a real asset for a team trying to identify the best way to tackle a challenge.”
“How would we know if we are working in an environment where we can trust others and that we are trusted? We can always answer this based on our intrinsic feeling but if you are a leader who is working hard to build trust, here are a few vital signs that you need to look for.”
“These seven approaches to reducing leadership fatigue don’t make the world’s problems disappear; they make you better able to attack them with vigor and creativity.”
“Maria’s challenge is common. Leaders at a peer level experience challenges with one another’s work product and it affects their work. Perhaps your manager can’t or won’t address it right now. This is one of those challenges that creates a fantastic opportunity to lead. Specifically, you have a chance to lead other leaders and build a collaborative culture.”
“When a United States Air Force Squadron undertakes a mission they invest time to plan the mission down to the smallest detail. They then execute the mission according to the plan. Upon their return to base they meet again to debrief. They discuss what worked, they discuss what didn’t and they discuss what they could do better next time.”
Stephen Lynch combines a first-rate mind with the discipline to scour the net in search of treasure. He recently debuted a new feature on his blog, Stephen’s Business Playlist: Articles that Made Me Think. The big plus for me is that Stephen tells readers why the posts he curates made him think. Check it out.
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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