I start the link fest this week with another reference to Katie Konrath. Katie just started blogging in May, and already she's managed to hit me right between the eyes at least five times. She has a way of taking what I thought I knew and making it into something really insightful. The latest example is her July 18 post, in which she takes a small comment of mine and spins it into a post about how great ideas often come from looking outside your home territory. If you have any need to be creative in your life, you should be reading Katie Konrath.
You might argue with John Moore's conclusions about what John Mackey did, but you can't argue with Moore's main points:
- None of us is perfect, and we shouldn't expect business leaders to be perfect either, and
- That fact should not be an excuse to stop trying to get closer to perfection.
Easton Ellsworth is starting a new series on small business blogs. If you aren't already subscribed, now would be a great time to do so. And if you have friends who are contemplating a small business blog, send them Easton's way.
In a 'sorta' related vein, Billie Sucher writes on Career Hub about what to do when you run low on topic ideas for your blog. And Gretchen Rubin offers her own tips for having an original thought.
Great coaches learn to love "not knowing." Often, the coach's willingness to operate in doubt is the key to moving the client forward. Mark Susnow says it nicely here.
Wally Bock says, "If your high potential program is funded at the expense of supervisory skills training for front line supervisors, you're making a bad choice." I agree. What do you think?
And finally, a graphic reminder for all of us.