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 Chris Edmonds, Karin Hurt, Art Petty, Anne Perschel, and Kate Nasser.
“How many of you get enough praise on the job? I ask this question at nearly every keynote I deliver. The results are astounding. Less than 10 percent of audience members raise their hands!”
“Nothing will improve your team’s productivity faster than better communication. Having a deliberate process and cadence of communication will save hours of lost time, productivity and drama.”
“The most successful people I’ve worked with are incredibly adept at navigating those moments of mental devastation we call failure.”
“Imagine choosing a tattoo that represents who you are as a leader. You’re not only choosing the image, you’re going to have it permanently engraved. It’s going to hurt, so it better be worth the pain. You’re sitting in the tattoo parlor fully aware that your leadership brand tattoo will soon emblazon your body. The whole world will see who you think you are. Your tattoo cannot be changed and it cannot be removed. Consider your choice carefully. Are you?”
“Change, adapt, innovate or become extinct — the universal motto of business success. KPMG reports in their May 2015 CEO Outlook findings that 66% of CEO’s are concerned about their companies’ products and services staying relevant. To me, it raises the important question: What innovation blocks are stopping you from staying relevant?”
That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future Highlights from the latest issue include why leaders should create meaningful environments, what the auto industry can learn from cloud computing, why innovation requires experimentation, challenges women in tech face and how to overcome them, and how office design today embraces flexible workspaces.
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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