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 leadership posts by Kate Nasser, Terri Klass, Jennifer V. Miller, LaRae Quy, and Suzi McAlpine.
“Leadership teamwork chemistry is not about an extroverted leader getting everyone to say ‘go team go.’ This may be one expression of great team spirit but leadership teamwork chemistry is much more than that. Consider the following components and what they can do for your organization’s success.”
“To my surprise, the influential leader on this team was not the titled leader. It was someone much quieter, who carried greater presence and weight. What made this person so impactful? How did this individual rise above the others to become the most respected? What contributes to influential leadership?”
“All colleagues can be coaches, not just leaders. If someone asks you to be a sounding board, you are in a position to act as an informal coach to a peer. Before you open your mouth, be sure you’re clear on one thing: coaching is not giving someone advice. Here’s an important distinction: Giving advice is saying what you would do. It makes the conversation about you. Coaching helps people decide what they are going to do which sets up a potentially more powerful outcome.”
“But here is the thing: we all have experiences that make us unique and different. Sure, some stories sound better than others, but the most practical and easiest way for you to find success in troubled times is to take ownership of the experiences that created who you are today. Excavate the significance of your own stories because no one knows them better than you. When troubled times hit us, we can do one of two things: whimper like a victim or summon the mental toughness to become the person we were meant to be and meet the future head-on.”
“Here are seven leadership qualities which have always been important. But now they’re crucial. While this list isn’t exhaustive and effective leadership is context-dependant, these qualities are what the latest research – and my observations as a leadership coach – see emerging as pivotal for our times.”
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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