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 Kate Nasser, Sharlyn Lauby, Steve Keating, Lolly Daskal, and LaRae Quy.
“When teams rally in a crisis and work better than ever together, we applaud them. Yet sometimes after the crisis, those same teammates start to squabble and their teamwork starts to slide. This is a wonderful moment to stop and assess why and how your teams rally in a crisis. Then see the light on how to keep the great teamwork alive.”
“Leadership and management are not the same thing to me. I define leadership as the ability to influence others. The functions of management include planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Because the definition of leadership includes influence, I believe it’s important to understand workplace power.”
“I want to urge you to resist the temptation of thinking it’s bad when someone doesn’t like you. I strongly urge you to ignore that little voice in your head telling you that it’s your fault they don’t like you.”
“For most of us, just the thought of a difficult conversation causes anxiety and frustration. But there are times they need to happen, and as with most difficult things, it’s good to go in with a plan.”
“A challenge is amplified when we don’t see it coming, when we don’t have any control over it, and when it’s something we’ve never had to deal with before. The way we navigate a challenge or traumatic event depends, in part, on our resilience. Resilience is our ability to recover from setbacks, obstacles, and challenges. It’s our ability to adapt to new circumstances, to move forward, and sometimes experience growth.”
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. 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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