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 Kate Nasser, Art Petty, Mary Jo Asmus, Tanveer Naseer, and Lolly Daskal.
“Leaders, among all the pressures and demands of leadership, how do you stay inspired to inspire others? As you focus on metrics, implementing best practices, and delivering results, where do you find inspiration?”
“It’s easy given the current corporate news stream to let your mind wander and wonder if the new model for ‘effective’ leadership is characterized by a win-at-all-costs approach. The old model that emphasized character and values seems to have been outmuscled in favor of an approach that is tied exclusively to the scoreboard of revenues, profits and compensation.”
“The truth is that most leaders were trained or educated in a specific job or career. Leading people is more than that. It’s a calling, requiring your continuous dedication to learning. Even if you’ve attended leadership development training, you still need to experience it in the workplace. It’s a ‘learn as you go’ kind of thing, and what’s needed in one situation is different than what’s needed in another.”
“But what about when we’re months – or even years – into the process of implementing our vision or long-term goals for our organization? How do we help our employees to not only sustain their drive and interest, but help them to stay the course in face of the inevitable obstacles, unexpected changes, and unpopular decisions we need to make along the way?”
“People are constantly asking me what they can do to make their leadership exceptional. They usually expect the answer to involve costly coaching sessions, or expensive training programs. But the best advice I can give is a simple technique that will improve your leadership immediately without costing a penny. Here it is:”
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 last issue include the real problem with core values and organizational culture, the importance of continuing education for digital leaders, how to create a great workplace for women, principles of the 21st Century workplace, and AI and the Future Office.
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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