From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/24/18

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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 Ken Downer, Mary Jo Asmus, Ken Byler, Kevin Eikenberry, and Art Petty.

From Ken Downer: Finding the Right Direction: How do You Know Which Way to Go?

“The choice one woman makes while walking alone out in the American southwest can serve as a good example for the rest of us in how to choose the right path to follow.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Mrs. Nedderman’s gift

“Over the course of the year, she stoked my curiosity. She made me want more, and I have her to thank for setting the course for my life. Her gift? It was engaging the classroom with questions that made us think. She didn’t give us the answers to our questions, but rather invited us to dig deeper and see if we can find them ourselves.”

From Ken Byler: Why You Might Need a Coach

“What struck me most about Nathan’s journey was just how open and vulnerable he was during the coaching process. He credits me for much of his success but I would make the case that it was really his receptivity, discipline, and effort that made the difference. I was just a catalyst for change.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Applying Financial Math to Leadership Success

“If you are a leader in the world of finance, you might be excited by this title. If math isn’t your favorite subject, you might be wondering if you want to continue. Regardless of the nature of your work or your proficiency with numbers, the ideas I am going to share can be a key to your leadership success, and no calculator is required.”

From Art Petty: Lessons for Management Fixers

“An invitation to step in and turn a team or function around is a significant vote of confidence in your abilities and a potential career enhancement opportunity. Of course, first, you’ve got to get it right. Here are some hard-won tips on navigating and succeeding when you’re the management fixer.”

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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