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 David Dye, LaRae Quy, Lolly Daskal, Kate Nasser, and Mary Jo Asmus.
“On paper it shouldn’t be that tough—just have a conversation and share your concerns. But if you’re like most people, talking to an executive, senior leader, or board member feels daunting.”
“Life is about more than fleeting moments of bliss. Aristotle would argue that our human nature requires us to pursue a life of meaning. Author David Brooks picks up on that same theme in the Second Mountain when he argues that there are people who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light.”
“If your team seems to be experiencing more than its share of frustration with you, it’s important as their leader, to do some self-reflection. Think about any ways your actions may be affecting those around you, maybe in ways you aren’t even aware of. Once you understand your frustrating behavior, you can begin taking steps to change it. To begin, check yourself against this list of the most commonly frustrating leadership behaviors:”
“Peace loving leaders can achieve great success or create a disastrous mess. It all depends on what they do when conflict emerges. Here’s what several peace loving leaders do wrong in conflict. Learn from this list and handle conflict skillfully for better results”
“Have you ever noticed someone who made a significant positive change to the way they ‘showed up’ as a leader? If you have, you might wonder what was in the water they were drinking.”
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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