From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/16/16

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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 Julie Winkle Giulioni, Art Petty, Suzi McAlpine, Dan McCarthy, and Dan Rockwell.

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: “Not My Decision”: Constructive Responses to Workplace Decisions You Wouldn’t Have Made

“Last week, many Americans had a profound experience of what employees encounter routinely on the job: responding to a decision they don’t support but must still live with. In organizations worldwide, strategies are set, markets are selected, tactics are identified…and not everyone agrees with the direction.”

From Art Petty: The High Costs that Come with a Decision to Stand Up and Lead

“Why Some Lead and Others Choose Not To”

From Suzi McAlpine: Learning leadership lessons can be painful

“Sometimes teachers come in the strangest guises: a person we despise, a political election, a random conversation, an uncomfortable, difficult or even painful experience – or in my case – a Facebook response to a blog post I published.”

From Dan McCarthy: A Manager’s Guide to Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Conflict

“Most people can handle just about any amount and type of work that comes their way. It’s not the work that puts them over the edge – its conflict with coworkers!”

From Dan Rockwell: Why You Devalue Yourself and Other Problems with Strengths

“Your greatest strengths come effortlessly. It takes work to develop skills, but your strengths came with you from birth”

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 week include building capacity to weather change. how artificial intelligence will redefine management, how Target and Amazon are changing the rules of retailing, and the productivity problem.

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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