From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/5/20

  |   Leadership Reading Print Friendly and PDF

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 Alli Polin, Art Petty, Ed Batista, Steve Keating, and Tanveer Naseer.

From Alli Polin: Dig Deep Into Your Personal Leadership and Stop Hiding

“Turns out, there are several ways to remove graffiti, yet our town took an alternate approach. Instead of removing it, they decided to cover it with black paint. Yup, a small eyesore became an even more prominent eyesore.”

From Art Petty: Set the Stage for Fierce Listening With the Artful Use of Questions

“It’s not a tough argument to make that listening is essential in showing respect and building trust. What’s challenging about this behavior is living it. We’re easily distracted—most often by our drive to share our thoughts or ideas. It takes deliberate effort to strengthen our listening behavior.”

From Ed Batista: How to Stay Grounded in Chaos

“When we talk about how leaders can manage emotions in times of crisis, it’s important to understand what we mean by manage, and what we don’t mean. Managing emotions means regulating emotions. It absolutely does not mean suppressing emotions.”

From Steve Keating: The Power of Gratitude

“Of all the attributes successful people possess few are more important than a grateful heart.”

From Tanveer Naseer: How To Keep Ideas, Solutions, And Innovation Flowing

“For most leaders, a regular flow of ideas, solutions, and micro-innovations would change the game. As you navigate the realities of a world that’s been turned upside down by the economic disruption of Covid-19, every good idea brings you closer to success.”

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.

Here, on Three Star Leadership, I post things that will help a boss at any level do a better job and live a better life. And, at my blog for part-time business book authors, I share tools and insights to help you write and publish a book you’ll be proud of.

The 347 tips in my ebook can help you Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.

Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my ebook, Now You’re the Boss: Making the Most of the Most Important Transition in Business.

Join The Conversation

What People Are Saying

There are no comments yet, why not be the first to leave a comment?