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 Ken Downer, Suzi McAlpine, LaRae Quy, Lolly Daskal, and Kate Nasser.
“An unexpected incident left us vulnerable to the actions of a stranger. Would we be robbed or rescued by our fellow man? And what is our role as leaders in a world where the threads that bind us together seem to be rapidly fraying? An interesting experiment and a little sociology shed some light on what we can do to restore faith in humanity.”
“But the theme of the problem – and the cause – is almost always the same. Those emerging or first-time leaders are not performing or making rookie mistakes, largely because they’ve been thrust into positions of leadership without the support, knowledge and tools they need to succeed. It’s often a case of ‘sink or swim’. Or expecting that emerging or first time leader to ‘pick it up as they go along’.”
“The negative self-talk chatter started to build. ‘You should have kept your mouth shut. That was stupid. You came across as argumentative.’ Worse, as someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. My self-talk devolved into intense criticism. I couldn’t wait to get out of that room.”
“No matter how well you’re doing and how many skills you’ve acquired, you may not be fully living up to your leadership potential.”
“So often people ask me what they should do to lead morale and my answer is, rediscover respect. Its power to inspire is vast and it is a highly underused emotion especially at work. Here’s why and more on how to tap into the power of respect.”
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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