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 Ed Batista, Alli Polin, Lolly Daskal, Kate Nasser, and Kevin Eikenberry,
“One of the most significant steps in a leader’s development is cultivating the ability to 1) tolerate greater uncertainty 2) over longer periods of time 3) on a larger number 4) of increasingly important issues.”
“She’s changed our lives for the better, and in the process, I’ve learned about myself, unconditional love and personal leadership. Who knew there was so much to be learned from a dog?”
“Most successful leaders spend their time thinking about strategy and technology and processes. And those things are important, of course, but it can be easy to forget that sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that have the biggest impact. Here are seven little ways to make a big difference:”
“Timing may not be everything yet leadership people skills timing is key to success. How is your timing? To improve it, focus on the following key moments to inspire and lead people to greatness.”
“It might seem strange for a person who has devoted his life to helping leaders grow and improve to write an article titled ‘The Insanity of Leadership Development.’ My hope is that the title – and the irony – piques your curiosity to read on. The truth is that most organizations want to develop their leaders, but the approaches they continually use yield inconsistent or poor results.”
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. Every Tuesday, “Leaders and Strategies in Real Life” helps you learn about leadership by studying what real leaders do. 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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