The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 26, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 26, 2013

5 blogs that matter

Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week.

I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm.

It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think.

I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts.

Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:


Dr. Marla Gottschalk

On “Switch & Shift: Human Side of Business” Blog

How a Leader’s Behavior Affects Team Members

Marla GottschalkLeaders or managers have the unique potential to serve as an energizing force within organizations today. With their position and collected experiences, they have the ability to influence not only what transpires within our work lives, but how we process those moments.

A leader’s view of a challenging situation, including the psychological vantage point or “mindset” they bring to bear upon a problem, can affect how we move forward. As such, understanding how leader behavior affects the attitudes and actions of team members, is of primary interest. There are many elements to consider as we evaluate strategies to effectively lead a group of individuals in today’s world of work — but, can positivity play a central role in enhancing a team’s outlook and performance outcomes? A growing body of evidence says, yes.

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Zubin Kutar

On “Successful and Outstanding Bloggers” Blog

Benefits of Using a Website Builder

Zubin KutarIf you want to start a new website, you have two options. You can either go through the long and frustrating process of creating code for every page, or simply use a website builder. Some of the most popular website builder tools in the market include Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, Volution, WordPress, GoDaddy, Webs, Yola, 1&1 and Homestead.

Here are some of the benefits of using website builder tools.

1. No need for technical expertise

To build a professional website, you don’t have to be a graphic designer or web designer. Even if you don’t have technical knowledge, you can use website builders to create an attractive and fully functional site. You can choose from a wide range of templates which allow you to customize the font styles and colors. In addition,…

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Seth Godin

Millions of Words and Only Six Emotions

Seth GodinThe intellectual part of the human mind can spin delightful or frightening stories, can compare features and benefits, can create narratives that compel us to take action.

But all of these words are merely costumes for the six emotions built deep in our primordial soup: …

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Tal Shnall

On “Lead Change Group” Blog

The collaborative team player

Tal ShnallToday, the social implications of a multi-generational workforce joining with the informational implications of new technology make collaboration a priority in many organizations. Collaborations, partnerships, alliances are the mark of great organizations and communities—the indispensable arsenal of the organization and communities of the future.

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Penelope Trunk

Your spouse is always a partner in your business. Here’s how to make it work.

Penelope TrunkI stay up way too late at night running numbers for my new company. It’s incredible—me doing spreadsheets of financial projections—because I have dyscalculia, which means I was in special ed math and cannot do simple arithmetic, even now. But if you ask me how many people will take three or more seminars over the next four years, I can tell you the math I did to make that projection. Five-year projections come easily to me.

It’s just that I stay up all night doing it.

So when Matthew wakes me up to deal with pigs, the first thing I think is no…

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Hugh Ballou

The Transformational Leadership Strategist

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