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 Karin Hurt, David Dye, Anne Perschel, LaRae Quy, Todd Ordal, and Judy Sims.
“No one comes to work wanting to do a bad job. Losing is stressful. When the scorecard trends in the wrong direction, how do you help your team win? And how do you help a strong team get even better? The answer is to focus on the game, not the score.”
From Anne Perschel: Winning Leaders Build Relationships First – 7 Relationship Building Questions to Get You Started
“Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach, Mike Budenholzer, believes winning leaders build relationships first. So that’s what he did when he began coaching the Bucks in 2019. Is he right? To find out, let’s take a look at what’s happened since.”
“The first thing I learned as an FBI agent was that I would need to be emotionally intelligent if I planned to live long enough to spend my retirement pension.”
“I was supposed to leave for a ski trip three days later, and the physical pain put me in a gawd-awful spirit for a few days. But work beckoned, so I called United, arranged for a wheelchair, and took my boot-encrusted leg, a cane and a backpack to the airport.”
“Last week, my friend moved her 92-year-old mother into a seniors home. This was, as you can imagine, a huge moment for the entire family. The day after the move, my friend showed me a picture of her mother sitting on a sofa in her new room. Mom was wearing a red sweater and sat with a nice straight back, smiling gamely for the camera. She’s a pretty woman. But her most defining characteristic in that moment was the look of quiet determination on her face.”
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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