From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/5/22

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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 leadership posts by LaRae Quy, Jennifer V. Miller, Ken Downer, Art Petty, and Gregg Vanourek.

From LaRae Quy: How Leaders Can Speak With Conviction When It Really Matters

“But, at some point on our journey toward maturity, we realize that we can’t bargain for the important things in life. Love, joy, happiness, and a life of meaning are things that can’t be bought or manipulated. When we are in touch with our values, it’s easier to say what we need to say in an authentic manner.”

From Jennifer V. Miller: Why One-Size-Fits-All Recognition Doesn’t Work

“According to research by recognition experts OC Tanner, only 61% of people feel appreciated at work. And although many employers think the reason people leave is compensation, only 12% of people who leave their company cite that as the reason for their departure. The real reason folks are departing? A whopping 79% say they’re out the door because of a lack of appreciation.”

From Ken Downer: Finding the Flow: 6 Things it Helps to Know

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could take long, difficult tasks and somehow make them appealing to our teammates? I think there’s a way. It comes from finding the flow. Here’s what we can learn from research on flow, and how we can use it to make our teams more productive.”

From Art Petty: People Don’t Want to Manage and That’s a Problem

“I’ve noted a recent shift in the tone of many individuals joining my manager development programs. Interestingly, they’re present for the skills development, but they’re uncertain whether they want the responsibility of working as a direct manager. I’m sensing a sea change in thinking.”

From Gregg Vanourek: The Problem with Neglecting Our Inner Life

“These days with our full schedules and device addictions, it can be easy to neglect our inner life. We can get caught up in activities and busyness while losing touch with ourselves. That’s a big mistake—and likely to lead to major problems down the road.”

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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