From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/16/19

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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, LaRae Quy, Scott Eblin, Kevin Eikenberry, and David Dye.

From Alli Polin: Want to Make Life Instantly Better? Look for a Silver Lining

“Everyone has bad days. Sometimes, they’re worse than usual. Even on the worst of the worst, silver linings will make things better. I promise.”

From LaRae Quy: How To Make Your Life Better By Becoming More Self-Aware

“Like it or not, the more you know about yourself, the better and faster you can adapt to the changes that happen in business and life. Change is inevitable, and the better you can handle it, the quicker you’ll land on your feet and move on.”

From Scott Eblin: To Grow Your Team and Get More Done, Let Go of Perfect

“Here are three action step ideas you can take as a leader to hit the sweet spot between what has to be perfect and what can be ‘good enough.’ By following these steps, you’ll get more done and grow your team.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Five Ways to Reduce Your Distractions at Work

“You know that distractions at work are a productivity problem, and yet they persist. Perhaps the number of distractions you face may be growing. Let’s take a proactive approach to reducing the number of distractions and improving your productivity, starting today.”

From David Dye: An Easy Way to Check on Your Culture

“Check your culture by looking at shared resources.”

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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