From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/9/22

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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 Terri Klass, Todd Ordal, Gregg Vanourek, Kate Nasser, and Steve Keating.

From Terri Klass: Can A Leader Be Too Transparent?

“Now some of you may be saying it is critical to be totally honest with our colleagues and teams. That is absolutely true as long as all the facts are available, and nothing is being compromised with the release of all the data. Here are six questions to answer in deciding how transparent a leader should be:”

From Todd Ordal: Metaphors, Analogies, and Proverbs

“One of the most prevalent traits that I have observed in successful leaders is their ability to communicate. Specifically, their ability to tell stories and to simplify complex messages. It’s a skill work developing!”

From Gregg Vanourek: The Surprising Relationship between Success and Happiness

“According to an extensive review by researchers over many years, it works the other way around: When I’m happy, I’m more likely to be successful. Researchers Lisa Walsh, Julia Boehm, and Sonja Lyubomirsky did a massive investigation of the potential relationship between career success and happiness, published in a 2005 paper. In a follow-up paper published in 2018, they revisited the research with updated evidence from different kinds of studies around the world, including cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies, and experimental studies.”

From Kate Nasser: Seemingly Small People Skills Errors That Create Big Trouble

“As we go through each day, we may make seemingly small people skills errors in our interactions. We do it out of habit (aka not thinking) or to cope with our own struggles. Yet what we perceive as small people skills errors can create big trouble for all of us. Here’s a checklist of some of the more common mistakes and how to avoid making them.”

From Steve Keating: Company Culture Matters…More Than Ever

“People understand their organization’s need for increased profitability. What they don’t understand is why it seems to come at their expense.”

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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