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 Art Petty, Suzi McAlpine, Kevin Eikenberry, Kate Nasser, and Lolly Daskal.
“As researchers gain more insight on the algorithms that drive our brains, and those in the world of machine learning continue to push the boundaries of artificial (when does it become not artificial?) intelligence, a ‘machine’ mastering the behaviors we associate with leaders, is not implausible. Perhaps we should raise our game as a bit of insurance.”
From Suzi McAlpine: How NOT to Lose Your Cool Under Pressure – Lessons in Equanimity from Dan ‘the Man’
“My friend Dan (no, not the gaming character) is the epitome of equanimity. Chaos and drama, rivalling a particularly violent episode of Vikings, will be raining down on everyone’s heads, but he’s all calm, poker-faced serenity – like some peaceful swan creating the barest of ripples as he glides through calamity.”
“If you are reading this you likely have many different experiences with change. Those experiences give you a wide variety of thoughts and feelings about this complex and common process. Like with most things in our lives, our past change experiences help create who we are and how we respond to future change scenarios.”
“The world of science has shown us the value of proving over assuming especially where it impacts human life. Scientific discovery has also shown that learning leads to proving. Consider the accidental discoveries from penicillin to microwaves. So what does this have to do with leadership? A great deal. How much do we as leaders miss when we are out to prove rather than to discover and learn?”
“Psychologists say, most lies are tied to self-esteem: as soon as someone feels a little bit threatened, they immediately begin to lie at higher levels. I think we lie for a few reasons:”
That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future. Highlights from the last issue include what makes a CEO “exceptional,” how to tell leaders they’re not as great as they think they are, how companies say they’re using Big Data, how the Internet Of Things is transforming industries you would never think of, a new global measure of gender progress, the firm of the future, and the future of department stores.
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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