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 Suzi McAlpine, Lolly Daskal, Ed Batista, Steve Keating, and Kate Nasser.
“Wellbeing at work is a hot topic right now – and rightly so. It’s estimated that 1 million workers are absent every day globally due to stress, causing losses for larger companies of more than US$3.5 million per company, per year. The good news is that most organisations are waking up to the fact that wellbeing at work is something that deserves our attention. But I’m seeing a growing trend that’s makes me nervous.”
“So how do the best leaders invest in their employees so they can be more productive? Here are four simple but meaningful places you can start:”
“But the driver is the least interesting person in the scene to me. I’m much more interested in the 23 members of the pit crew, who do their jobs flawlessly, functioning as a single unit. I’m mesmerized by their synchronous movement, and I’m in awe of the training and dedication it must take to achieve that level of teamwork.”
“Authentic Leaders know that they control very little when it comes to their people. One thing they most certainly don’t control is what their people think. They can, and in some areas should, influence what their people think.”
“There are emotionally unintelligent people who mistrust and dislike people with emotional intelligence. In a work setting, this can cause productivity and morale trouble. Teammates who don’t trust each other don’t perform well together. So we are left to explore why they mistrust others with more emotional intelligence. Well, it’s all about the gaps!”
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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