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 Terri Klass, Ed Batista, Suzi McAlpine, Tanveer Naseer, and Ken Downer.
“This is not the first time in most of our career trajectories that we have been thrown off balance and it certainly will not be the last. How many of us have switched careers due to conditions beyond our control? I began as an English teacher which turned into a MBA banker eventually landing in Leadership training and coaching. Thinking of our professional paths in a macro way can help center us to know what each of us must do to propel forward. You got this! Let’s give it a try together.”
“Recent work on emotion regulation  reminded me of this simple insight–and helps to explain why it can be such a challenge to put it into practice. The impulse to stay quiet and the impulse to say one more thing are invariably emotional responses. They obviously have a cognitive dimension as well, and whenever such impulses take hold of us we no doubt have our reasons. But the determination to allow such impulses to govern our behavior is fundamentally emotional.”
“A bit like a candle burning down, burnout is a slow burn. It doesn’t happen overnight. That’s one of the challenges in spotting it. But learning to identify the early-stage signs helps us reduce the chances of burnout going undetected. There are three red flags that leaders can look out for in themselves and in those they lead, that indicate that someone may be suffering from burnout.”
“There are as many different types of leaders and skill sets as there are personalities. Leaders encourage, empower, and inspire their team members to reach shared goals by treading new waters. Nevertheless, all various styles intersect where goals meet realization, as leaders are able to translate ideas into deliverable projects yielding quantifiable results.”
“It takes courage to lead, but not in the way many people seem to think. Certainly we need courage to step forward and show the way, but if we want our teammates to be motivated, engaged, and productive as they follow, there’s something else we have to do with that courage.”
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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