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 Scott Eblin, Kate Nasser, Kristin Hendrix, Steve Keating, and Art Petty.
“Last week, I ran a poll on LinkedIn on one of the biggest things I coach executives about – making the shift from being the go-to person to building and leading a team of go to people. When I asked, ‘Which works better for you? Being a go-to person or building a team of go-to people?’, 84% of the respondents answered building a team of go-to people.”
“Leaders, do you believe that you can lead behavior change? Or do you think you shouldn’t or can’t. Over the thirty years I have consulted to leaders on leading change, some surprised me more than once with the statement, ‘Well you know Kate, you can’t change people.’ It was interesting that they said ‘change people.’ In using those words, these leaders created a false image of what we were discussing. In their minds, it justified avoiding the challenges of leading behavior change.”
“When starting a new role and determining how to move forward, having a map is critical. Maps help us understand where we are (like the ‘YOU ARE HERE’ markers on a building map) and how to get where we want to go.”
“When I’m trying to determine someone’s leadership ability that’s one of the first things I watch for. Are they telling or are they asking.”
“Helping individuals reinvent in their careers is an integral part of my professional life. It’s some of the most fascinating, rewarding work of my career. Yet, you would be shocked how many individuals I talk out of signing up for my reinvent boot camp and coaching programs and instead encourage them to focus on a like-kind job change to an environment that better suits them.”
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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