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 Frank Sonnenberg, Lolly Daskal, Art Petty, Alli Polin, and Ken Downer.
“Even though our efforts may help the recipients in the short term, we are making them dependent on our good graces rather than preparing them to accept personal responsibility for their future. Here are some examples that occur every day.”
“Working from home suits some people better than others. In my coaching practice, I see some leaders thriving In it and others barely getting by. The difference is often their personality.”
“We talk a big game about teams in business, yet often they disappoint. Raise your hand if you’ve been on a so-called team that devolved into a debating society that went nowhere. Regardless of outcomes and experiences, we continue to throw teams at issues expecting or hoping for magic.”
“Why do so many people choose to stay with the chaos? It’s because getting out of the way would mean choosing to be on the outside while everyone you know is caught up in the storm. It’s hard to walk away, especially when it looks like they’re enjoying the madness. From the inside, it doesn’t feel like a twister, but, in fact, that’s what it is.”
“So often we tend to think of the ‘leader’ as the one who is visibly out front, talking the loudest, and often tooting their own horn in the process. Whether it’s proclaiming their personal ‘brand’ or making sure to appear first in the credit reel, we are tempted to equate visibility with leadership and 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.
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