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 Suzi McAlpine, LaRae Quy, Kate Nasser, Steve Keating, and Art Petty.
“Someone suffering from burnout is likely to show a combination of three signs that I like to call ‘the red flags of burnout’. To look out for yourself as well as the people you lead, it’s important to keep an eye out for them – chronic exhaustion, cynicism or depersonalisation, and a reduced sense of accomplishment or professional efficacy. Knowing these early signs helps reduce the chance of burnout going undetected and helps to spot out burnout before it causes harm – to the person and the organisation.”
“When people meet me, they expect me to have the kind of bravado that is portrayed by FBI agents on TV and in movies—confident with no signs of weakness or vulnerability. Nothing could be further from the truth!”
“People who talk and talk and don’t let others speak — the super talkers and very chatty employees — can drive others away. In a work environment, it makes others show up late to meetings, tune out during meetings, or even leave meetings. Overall, super talkers have a terrible effect on productivity and morale. Leaders must actively coach them to listen. People who talk and talk and don’t let others speak — the super talkers and very chatty employees — can drive others away. In a work environment, it makes others show up late to meetings, tune out during meetings, or even leave meetings. Overall, super talkers have a terrible effect on productivity and morale. Leaders must actively coach them to listen.”
“Even if your employer allows full time remote work you would be silly to accept it. LOTS of good things happen in an office environment and they happen ONLY in an office environment.”
“I’m consistently surprised by how few managers and executives have a game plan for their one-on-one sessions with team members. Just ask those team members, as too many describe these sessions with the boss as infrequent or inconsistent, ineffective, and in some cases, intolerable.”
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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