Bob Sutton on the Freaks
Last Thursday I published a review of Bob Sutton’s wonderful book, “Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best … and Learn from the Worst.”
Bob stopped in and left a comment. Here’s part of it.
“I am especially struck by the depth of the conversation — there is more here than any other place on the web about the nuances and implications of the book. So many comments go into the important little things that good bosses do.”
Bob’s not the first to mention the consistent value of the insightful comments the Leadership Freak community regularly produces. Additionally, I frequently receive compliments about the conversation on “my” blog.
One reason many Leadership Freak posts create conversations is more about the community than it is about the content. A growing number of individuals feel a sense of ownership regarding “my” blog. They interact with those leaving comments as if they own the place. In large part they do.
Bob Sutton is right.
This one’s for the growing community of Leadership Freaks that create dynamic conversations. Thank you for making a difference. Thank you for adding value.
Thanks Back to you Dan. This would never had happened if it had not been for you.
Reading an interesting book now for my next column on Whistleblowing. Thought you might review it – Chetan Dhruve’s “Why Your Boss is to be a Dictator – A Book for Anyone Who Has a Boss Or is a Boss.” Fascinating ideas.
Have a safe and relaxing weekend…Jim
To make your blog feel like it belongs to the community and guarantee winning that blog award.
Stop using “my” blog and start using “our” blog. The prior sounds like your reminding everyone of all of YOUR hard work, while the latter says this blog is a 2-way conversation.
Without the comments of the readers, Leadership Freak would not be as successful as it is today. The community makes LF so great, you said it yourself.
So please, “our” blog… : )
The thing about this blog – the only one I read almost every day – is that it’s so damned addicting. I feel guilty the days I’m too busy to read or comment. Not sure why – it’s not like there’s a to-be-continued melodrama – probably the intellectual fodder. Anyhow, it works.
Disagree with James. I feel this does indeed belong to us, and that Dan is the facilitator, and yet it would not exist without his relentless energy. Heck, I find 2 posts a week to be nerve-wracking, and he manages it daily. I respect what he has accomplished with “his” blog, and feel honored to be part of it.
Good to read the comments as provided by Bob Stutton on ‘our blog’ based and his crisp analysis of its popularity amongst LF Community Readers for the quality contents.
The depth of conversation with every post of yours is remarkable. Even Bob has recognized the value-addition that Leadership Freak is bringing on a continuous basis. Hats off to your persistent efforts to bring in variety of leadership topics and the newness in presentation.
I still feel that you should cover topics covering leadership skills, techniques and the factors that can lead others more as part of a strategic role of a leader and not things related to the operations/ execution part.
It is really appreciable on your part to have started covering the select good Book Reviews. You may also invite Corporate Leadership Trainers; hold conversational talks with successful CEOs, key entrepreneurs, NGO Chiefs etc. in a chat format [‘Chat or Coffee with Dan’]; include abstracts of some good seminars/workshops on Leadership etc.
You deserve right good compliments and the recognition and am sure LF Blog will win the Best of Leadership Blog Award for 2010 and many more in future. You may include one or more people to make it as part of your team to strengthen and expand the creativity zones to enrich your readers with good value-additions.
I am grateful to be part of a community that challenges me every day, supports me often, and constructively redirects when needed – an environment many of us wish for in the world we can actually “touch” every day. Thank you for being our guide on this journey, Dan.
I too believe a blog is made not just by the content of its writer(s), but especially by the community built around it. If the content is valid, as is yours, building a community around it is indeed easier, and tremendously more rewarding.
You will really never know, personally, the depth of your impact, some things aren’t measurable, just want to say thanks!
I absolutely agree that leadership community feels ownership and that is the prime reason why this blog is so popular. Comments are full of Content and context, and of course focus on community. People get respect and candid feedback of their insights, opinions and suggestions. People hail from varied experiences, multicultural exposure and indepth knowledge, that is why it makes conversations so interesting, insightful and different. I learn to analyse the problems with different angles and again support and encouragement from Dear Dan and other knowledgeable people make it more inspiring, motivating and passionate.