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, Karin Hurt and David Dye, Lolly Daskal, Art Petty, and Suzi McAlpine.
“Life did not start out easily for Milton S. Hershey. He only made it to fourth-grade before he had to quit school and support his family on the farm in Pennsylvania. Apprenticed to a printer at age 14, he was fired for accidentally dropping his hat into one of the printing machines.”
From Karin Hurt and David Dye: Leaders Coaching Leaders: One Secret to Sustainable Leadership Development
“As organizations flatten and people continue to work remotely, it will take more than an executive sponsor to ensure your leadership development sticks. You need leaders at every level engaged with your training as leader coaches to facilitate application and learning.”
“There are many habits a leader should cultivate, but some are more important than others. In my work as an executive leadership coach, part of my job is helping leaders recognize and develop the traits that will make them successful. Here are 10 of the most important habits that great leaders share:”
“My wife and I made a big move last week. We left our 30-year suburban home where we raised our sons and moved to the lake. The process took almost a year from the decision to make the move and about a day to sell. In-between, we focused on lightening our load of possessions to fit into a substantially smaller home with a much-improved view. (The image here is our sunrise view every clear morning and a big part of our motivation.) While an incredible number of people move every year, and everyone knows what a miserable project it is, there are a surprising number of leadership lessons in these situations. Here are a few I gleaned from our recent move efforts.”
“We might not all be in the same spot on the ‘keep the peace at all costs’ scale as my dad was, but let’s be honest: most of us have had our own avocado moment. We’ve avoided having conversations that needed to be had, because we didn’t want to upset the other person or because it was awkward or meant momentary discomfort.”
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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