Sharing the Blogging Love

Posted 11.25.2008

My blogging friend, Dan McCarthy at Great Leadership, “tagged” me earlier this week in one of his posts.  Thanks Dan!  Appreciate the mention and the incentive to share some of my own favorite bloggers with my readers.  In addition to Dan’s blog, some of the really good bloggers that I read regularly include:

John Baldoni at Leadership at Work
Steve Arneson at Leadership Examiner
Kathy Reiffenstein at Professionally Speaking
Steve Roesler at All Things Workplace
Tammy Erickson at Across the Ages
Bob Sutton at Work Matters
Kris Dunn at The HR Capitalist

Part of the tagging routine is to share seven fun facts about yourself.  I’ll keep these brief so I don’t lose you.

  1. I was born at the Charleston Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC an increasingly long time ago.
  2. My first job was selling Christmas cards door to door in my neighborhood – age 8.  Quite the little entrepreneur.
  3. I was an Eagle Scout – learned a lot about leadership in those days.
  4. I learned to drive a stick shift on the delivery car for the drug store where I worked in high school.  That poor clutch.
  5. I lived in Kingston, Jamaica for four or five months in the early ’80’s.  Yeah, mon.
  6. My wife, Diane, is my biggest source of fun and the brains behind our business. (Check out her blog at
  7. I’ve concluded that advising and encouraging leaders is one great gig.

Finally, there are some guidelines for those of you who have been tagged by me today to follow if you want to continue the game.  Here they are:

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they have been tagged.

And the larger lesson of this exercise?  (Always looking for those.)  If there’s someone out there whose work you appreciate, let them know.  Happy tagging.