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 Lolly Daskal. Terri Klass, Mary Jo Asmus, Kevin Eikenberry, and David Dye,
“While you can’t control other people’s opinions, you can always control your own actions. Respect takes time and effort—it’s not something you’re given but something you earn. Here are six top ways that the best leaders earn respect every day:”
“Many of us have lost luggage but it is never easy. Many of us are facing disappointment in our jobs and careers. Many of us are dealing with health challenges or personal issues. Disappointment is an ever-present part of our personal and professional lives. But how leaders choose to deal with their disappointment is key to conquering it.”
“I see the evidence of ‘everything begins with the leader’ in the individuals and teams that work in the organizations when I listen to them describe the leaders that I work with. There can be a spectrum of cultures that are shaped consciously or unconsciously by the leader at the top. These cultures can range from teams who understand the vision and act accordingly to teams that are confused, or even frightened, resulting in actions that can harm the vision the leader has.”
“Leaders need to stay connected to and in sync with the members of their teams. Both parties have the need for updates and communication. And in my experience, many leaders and team members don’t believe that connection and communication is as effective as it could be. The solution is the one-on-one meeting. While this may not be a big surprise, too often these aren’t working well (if they are happening at all).”
“We are all about genuine caring and connection. Winning Well leaders focus on both results and relationships. However, there are three problems with comparing your team or company to a family and they can badly undermine your leadership and your team’s effectiveness.”
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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