From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/30/19

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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 Alli Polin, Ken Downer, Mary Jo Asmus, David Dye, and Lolly Daskal.

From Alli Polin: Is There a Secret to Work-Life Balance?

“Last week my family and I were on vacation, and this week we’re back home… but school’s not yet in session; it’s still summer vacation. They want my time and attention, and I want to get things done.”

From Ken Downer: Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them

“In the middle of the 18th century in Europe, it was fashionable to have your own personal hermit.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Let them choose

“You’ve hired good, smart people. So why not let them make some of the choices that you’ve been making for them?”

From David Dye: 5 Poor Leadership Practices You Need to Stop

“Every one of these five behaviors is something a well-meaning leader or manager told me. They were passing on the wisdom they picked up on their journey. But just because it’s conventional wisdom, doesn’t mean it works. Here are five of the most common poor leadership practices that aren’t serving you.”

From Lolly Daskal: This How Leaders Boost Their Energy Throughout the Day

“Here are some of the most powerful tricks and tools I share with my clients on keeping their energy level high even through the longest and most difficult days:”

That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my curation posts on this blog. Every Tuesday, “Leaders and Strategies in Real Life” helps you learn about leadership by studying what real leaders do. On Fridays you can wrap up your week with “Weekend Leadership Reading” consisting of choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms.

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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