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 Suzy McAlpine, Jesse Lyn Stoner, Nina Simosko, Lolly Daskal, and Mary Jo Asmus.
From Suzy McAlpine: A Thank You Message To Brett, The Homeless Guy In NYC, From The Antipodean Tourist Family
“Every now and again, you come across someone who makes a profound difference to you and your life.”
“Creating a shared vision is one of the most important roles of a leader. But vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action.”
“Transforming a business is hard work. It requires a vision and a program. It means shifting and reallocating resources. It’s about asking hard questions and listening to the equally hard answers. Transformation is both strategic and tactical – and for many organizations, it is exhausting. The challenge of transformation, however, is not about arriving at your ‘transformation destination’ – it’s about building resilience in your business so that change becomes part of your business DNA. Because the kicker here, is that change never ends.”
“Our purpose has the power to ground us. But how do you know if you are rooted in that purpose? Ask yourself the following questions…”
“Ken and I were in the yard yesterday planting gardens when a police car drove into the driveway. We’ve lived in this sparsely populated location for almost two decades and although there has been an occasional car accident on the road in front of the house that requires police presence, we’ve never had a cop come up to the house out of the blue.”
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 the new CEO’s guide to transformation, what Pirch, Lululemon, Cabela’s, Burberry, and Apple have in common, why you shouldn’t send technology to solve a human problem, locating the glass ceiling, and making sense of Zappos’ war on managers.
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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