From the Independent Business Blogs: Date 1/11/17

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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 Mary Jo Asmus, Ed Batista, Art Petty, Anne Perschel, and Jesse Lyn Stoner.

From Mary Jo Asmus: How to become an extraordinary leader

“I’m fortunate that I get to work with extraordinary leaders. Most of them have been working on becoming the best for years. These leaders are of solid character and beyond the norm. Many of them are on the fast track to moving into positions of more responsibility in their organizations.”

From Ed Batista: How Leaders Create Safety (and Danger)

“In my coaching practice I work with senior leaders who are often guiding their organizations through periods of rapid growth and sweeping change, so this is a topic that comes up regularly in conversations with clients. As I’ve noted before, change is hard, and safety is important, but how do leaders actually create the safety that’s necessary to support change in their organizations?”

From Art Petty: How to Get the Most Out of Your Coaching Experience

“Congratulations, if your boss indicates she is planning to engage an external coach for you in the upcoming months! While your first reaction might be, ‘What did I do wrong?’ more often than not the commitment to invest in coaching for you is a vote of confidence in your abilities and growth potential.”

From Anne Perschel: Continuous learning leader – why and how to be one

“This real life story, shared by a former client, demonstrates how continuous learning leaders benefit the companies they work for. (Names and industries have been changed to protect client confidentiality.)”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Don’t just set SMART goals, set the RIGHT goals

“But how do you know what are the right goals to set? Goals are milestones that mark the way on your journey. If you set the wrong goals, you will get sidetracked.”

That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future. Highlights from the last issue include why strategic alliances are a 21st Century imperative, why we keep hiring narcissistic CEOs, the “Jobs to be Done” theory of innovation, thinking strategically about blockchain, why men don’t want the jobs done mostly by women, why managers may be an endangered species, why Cali Yost banished the phrase “Work-Life Balance.”

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.

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