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, Kate Nasser, Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, Kevin Eikenberry, and Mary Jo Asmus.
“Of all of the transitions in your career, the most awkward ones occur when you make the jump from peer to boss. I lived through this several times during my career, and now I work with emerging leaders navigating these important and potentially treacherous steps. This article offers ideas to help you survive and thrive on the often lonely and dangerous road with the jump from peer to boss.”
“What is leadership loyalty? Perhaps the best way to start is to ask ourselves what is loyalty? What are the truths to understand and myths to dispel? They affect business results, employee engagement, teamwork, morale, and everyday relationships.”
“My More Human Leadership philosophy and practice is guided by 8 core principles. One of them is ‘Establish A Mantra Of Key Values’. A few words or a short list of bullet points can’t tell you how important that was for me in becoming a successful leader, so I wanted to share with you my personal story of how I discovered, and then fully absorbed, the values that guided me towards the right path.”
“As a leader, you have a myriad of things that vie for your attention; many things that you feel, or others suggest, you need to focus on. Here is a short list:”
“Through years of interviewing leader’s stakeholders, I’ve noticed a tendency for leaders to put a lot of effort into developing relationships with their boss and their direct reports. But they may neglect a group of important stakeholders: their peers. This can result in these peers misunderstanding or having conflict with the leader in question.”
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 why effective leaders must manage up, down, and sideways, Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year, The Global Game Changers List 2017, new models of healthcare, why best ideas can come from outside the business, why robots need adult supervision, the real reason Facebook’s female engineers aren’t moving up the way men are, what machine learning is teaching us about human learning, and our edge in a machine-dominated world.
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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