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 Karin Hurt, LaRae Quy, Ken Downer, Lolly Daskal, and Kate Nasser.
“If you’re like most managers we talk with, you know the importance of post-mortem reviews. But unless your project ends in disaster, it’s easy to skip the review and move on to the next priority. As your team sighs with relief.”
“Most of our emotions, like gratitude and compassion, can be developed when things are going good. To develop resilience, however, you need to get knocked down, and more than once. Over time, the more times you’re knocked down, the easier it becomes to climb back onto your feet because each time you do, you become stronger, smarter, and less afraid to get knocked down again.”
“How can we get our teammates to sit up and take notice? By slowing down time.Odd as it may seem, we can actually do this, and unlocking this power can be an effective leadership tool. It involves a simple concept called the oddball effect. Here’s what it is and how we can use it to make a lasting impression.”
“Leadership is about inspiring and motivating others do great things, and for me that’s the best test of effective leadership. To be a great leader isn’t easy—it means hard work and a daily commitment to serving others. This kind of leader isn’t easy to find, but here’s how you can recognize them:”
“What is your view of arrogant leaders? Do you overlook their arrogance if they get results? If yes, you may be overlooking what arrogant leaders really do to organizations. Consider the following list before you dismiss their arrogance and keep them in the leadership position.”
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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