From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/14/18

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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 Kevin Eikenberry, David Dye, Kate Nasser, Steve Keating, and Mary Jo Asmus.

From Kevin Eikenberry: Busy is a Four-Letter Word

“Yep, busy is clearly a word of comprised of four letters. And I believe it is a word that we should banish from our vocabulary – just like many other four-letter words our moms wanted us to suppress. Mom told us not to use those four-letter cuss or swear words because they weren’t helpful or polite in public, and she didn’t really want us thinking about those ideas either. That is why I think busy should be on that list. Let me tell you what I mean.”

From David Dye: One Easy Way to Have More Influence

“During my first time in a mid-level management role, one of my team leaders was clearly struggling. He looked frustrated, sounded frustrated, and it didn’t take a genius to know something was bothering Gary.”

From Kate Nasser: Leadership Steps to Reduce Jealousy & Increase Performance

“Leaders, do you know how to reduce jealousy in the workplace? Or do you think it’s not your job? Many leaders think jealousy doesn’t really matter. Some close their eyes to it. Others dismiss it with demeaning comments like, ‘Oh, you’re just jealous.’ Yet jealousy does matter because it reduces morale and performance.”

From Steve Keating: The Reward of Leadership

“Managing people might be the most difficult, least rewarding thing a person can attempt. On the other hand leading people is actually far easier and way more rewarding. In fact, leading people is one of the most rewarding things anyone can ever do.”

From May Jo Asmus: Focus on others but don’t forget yourself

“Keri is a senior executive in a Fortune 200 company. A passionate leader with the ability to impact and inspire, she got to where she is quickly by giving of herself, her time, and her energy. Her goal was to assure that all of her stakeholders could relate and contribute to the greater good of the organizational mission.”

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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