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 Kate Nasser, Steve Keating, David Dye, Lolly Daskal, and Ed Batista.
“Working with very pessimistic teammates is tough on morale. It’s also tough to produce results with these naysayers as their drag slows the team’s momentum. Pessimistic teammates are not the same as skeptical team members.”
“It’s never too late to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. But let’s be clear, I’m not talking about the things you say you want to do. I mean the things you really want to do. The stuff you can’t get out of your mind.”
“When fear dominates, you can’t serve your team well and you’re more likely to make poor decisions. Managing your own fear is a critical leadership skill so let’s take a look at how you can make friends with fear and maintain your influence.”
“Not long ago I was asked, ‘What’s at the heart of every great team?’ It’s a thought-provoking question with arguments to be made for a number of answers—but I didn’t have to think long about my response: the foundation for great teamwork is communication.”
“‘The Abilene Paradox: The Management of Agreement,’ by the late Jerry Harvey of George Washington University, is one of the classics of management literature. The title refers to the city of Abilene, located in the center of Texas, and is derived from an experience Harvey had with his family.”
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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