From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/28/18

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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 Mary Jo Asmus, Hanneke Siebelink, Ken Downer, Skip Prichard, and Ken Byler.

From Mary Jo Asmus: How you interact is a choice

“Have you considered that the small, everyday things you do when you interact can have a negative or positive impact on you and your organization? Let’s take a peek behind the curtain of what negative and positive interactions you can have every day that might have an affect on your ability to lead.”

From Hanneke Siebelink: Thriving in Disruptive Times: How Benjamin Franklin Nailed it

“Here was someone who survived what must have been disruptive times – arguably at least as disruptive as the period ahead of us today. More than that, he thrived. How did he do it? What was survival skill?”

From Ken Downer: 21 Acts of Kindness to Make the World a Better Place

“It was 4:30 in the morning. Two weary fire fighters walked into a local diner in New Jersey. Smelling of smoke and tired from battling a warehouse fire all night, they were hungry and needed a rest.”

From Skip Prichard: 7 Elements of Leadership Gratitude

“Years ago, I recall working on a major project for months. Every individual on the team was expected to do his or her own regular day job, and also work on this massive initiative on the side. At night. On the weekends. In whatever spare time you could find.”

From Ken Byler: Don’t Be a Black Friday Leader

“Black Friday is a phrase describing the hyper-shopping blitz that occurs on the day after Thanksgiving. It is synonymous with low prices,limited quantity specials, long lines, crowded malls, and violence. Each year it seems as though retailers have moved the Black Friday phenomenon earlier into the traditions of Thanksgiving Day.”

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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