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, Steve Keating, Scott Eblin, Karin Hurt, and Kate Nasser.
“At various points in our personal and professional lives we realize that things are amiss. Sometimes there’s just a vague sense of unease, a flickering shadow that gives us pause. On rare occasions it’s a full-blown crisis, a breakdown, a sudden and sharp recognition that important parts of our lives are broken. More often we find ourselves somewhere along that spectrum, aware that we’ve drifted away from our hopes and aspirations, confused as to how we got here, uncertain about what to do next.”
“Leadership is about people and it’s only about people. No one can lead a company, they can only lead the people who make up the company. There are no ‘team leaders,’ there are only leaders who lead the people on the team.”
“When I was writing that book, I interviewed several dozen highly successful people from the CEO of Hilton to the former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to learn about how they managed themselves. They all had two things in common – a common belief and a common commitment. The belief was that the only person who’s going to take care of me is me. The commitment was so I’m going to make sure I get at least a little bit of what I need every day to be at my best – not just for work, but for my family, friends and myself.”
“Even if you’re a rock star human-centered leader, doing all the right things to encourage micro-innovation and problem solving, it’s also likely that you have a few team members who still have best practices and ideas they’re holding back.”
“Leadership humility conjures varied and vivid images in different leaders’ minds. Yet, the images seem to fall into opposite camps: wimpy indecisiveness or self-confidence without arrogance. It’s fair to say that if your image of leadership humility is one of weakness then you are not likely to be humble.”
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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