From the Independent Business Blogs: 10/18/17

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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 Jesse Lyn Stoner, Lolly Daskal, Kate Nasser, Julie Winkle Giulioni, and Ed Batista.

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: 10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know

“Want to build a high performance team – where the team consistently achieves its goals and where team members are proud to be members? It’s not that hard, but you won’t get far if you just try to ‘wing it.’ These are 10 things every team leader needs to know.”

From Lolly Daskal: A Leadership Manifesto: A Guide to Greatness

“Every leader needs a personal manifesto—something that lets everyone know their views, their thoughts, and their beliefs and intentions. When you create your manifesto, you instill a sense of transparency that makes it easy for others to respect, emulate and trust you.”

From Kate Nasser: Leadership: Find Uncommon Views of Common Wisdom

“We know it’s important to question assumptions. Make sure everyone questions assumptions about common wisdom & common sense!”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: The Supervisory Squeeze

“Being a front-line supervisor can be the most gratifying and exciting of roles that anyone will ever experience. It can also be the most terrifying, overwhelming and demoralizing. This is because new supervisors generally have no idea of the ‘squeeze’ into which they are stepping.”

From Ed Batista: Dysfunction Isn’t Heroism

“This is deeply dysfunctional, and we know it. We know that sufficient sleep is essential for effective leadership, optimal performance, and emotion regulation. We know that time for reflection is necessary to do our best work and to learn from experience. We know that the sense of well-being that can come from strong personal relationships, regular physical activity and other forms of self-care is associated with improved performance. And we know that eating together strengthens teams.”

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 to spot strategy traps, the ‘New-Collar’ workers in manufacturing, how a digital factory can transform company culture, learning innovation in the digital age, how men can make sexual harassment unacceptable, and creating the office of tomorrow.

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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