From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/2/19

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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, Lolly Daskal, Karin Hurt and David Dye, and Kevin Eikenberry.

From Alli Polin: What should you do when you hate your job? (Hint: It’s not suck it up)

“Okay, so, nobody is looking at you. Raise your hand if the job you once loved now feels like it’s sucking the life out of you.”

From LaRae Quy: How To Become The Best In The World At What You Do

“Success isn’t a goal or a possession. Instead, it’s a mindset, a way of thinking about yourself and the adversities you will face in life. It takes mental toughness to believe you will prevail in your circumstances rather than believe your circumstances will somehow magically change.”

From Lolly Daskal: The Best Survival Guide for A Toxic Workplace

“A toxic workplace culture—in any type of organization and industry—can take a toll on your mental health, and in time even your physical health. If you’re enmeshed in a toxic culture you may feel you don’t have many options, but there are ways to survive with your health and outlook intact. Here are some of the best:”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: How to Help All Your People Contribute Great Ideas

“Problem-solving and innovation certainly come easier for some than others, but it’s easy to make assumptions and miss people’s energy and potential. There are quieter voices you can amplify and embryonic ideas to nurture. The key is to give them the leadership they need to become effective team members.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Five Choices Remote Leaders Need to Make

“As a leader, you make choices each day – many consciously, and many others subconsciously. When you have a remote team, some of your subconscious leadership choices need to be reexamined, because they are having unintended consequences. Here are five leadership choices you can make as a remote leader to get better results for you and your team.”

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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