From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/15/14

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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 Michael Wade on leadership as responsibility, Karin Hurt on how success may be holding you back, Kate Nasser on your readiness to lead, Anne Perschel on crafting an inspiring message, and Jesse Lyn Stoner on mindfulness in the workplace.

From Michael Wade: Leadership as a Responsibility

A short conversation about leadership and management and doing them well.

From Karin Hurt: 5 Ways Success is Holding You Back

“So much is written about learning from failure, but much less of failing from success.”

From Kate Nasser: Leadership Calls: Are You Truly Ready?

“Do you have the emotional intelligence to spot difficulties early on? Do you have the initiative and courage to step up in order to prevent difficulties from becoming major trouble?”

From Anne Perschel: 5 Things Inspirational Leaders Tell Us

“I was researching material for a half day workshop on inspirational leadership, for inspirational leaders in the making, and came across the radio broadcast that launched The Jimmy Fund. Jimmy, a young cancer patient, was selected to be the guest for Ralph Edwards’ national radio program, ‘Truth or Consequences’.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Mindfulness in the Workplace Is More than Meditation

“Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present with the experience of each moment. Meditation, reflection, and yoga are activities that help you experience being present – like helping you develop a muscle. But you need to use the muscle for it to make a difference.”

That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future. Highlights from the last issue include where great strategy begins, a look ahead for US manufacturing, preparing to be creative, fostering a better work environment for women, and a report on World of Learning 2014.

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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