From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/2/16

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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 Jesse Lyn Stoner, Suzi McAlpine, Kevin Eikenberry, Lolly Daskal, and Mary Jo Asmus.

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Leadership That Matters

“Leadership is not necessarily about getting people to follow you.”

From Suzi McApline: How to Get More Creative: Precious Leadership Gems from a Talented Jeweller

“What’s a jeweller got to do with leadership? If you want to learn a thing or two about how to tap into the creative process, about following your vision, hard work and an entrepreneurial attitude then you can learn a thing or two from this dude.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Damaging Myths About Trust

“All this talk, and still plenty of misconceptions and myths about the nature of and facts about it. That’s why I’m writing this post – to dispel the myths and help you on the path to creating more trust in your relationships, your team and in your organization.”

From Lolly Daskal: 12 of the Most Dangerous Leadership Mindsets

“Here are some of the damaging mindsets I have seen in leaders. Don’t let them stand in your way:”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Your discomfort is whispering to you

“With the scariest of holiday seasons behind us, it’s time to talk about fear. Not the running-away-screaming variety, but the smaller, uncomfortable kind that you may avoid in our workplace like:”

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 the attributes of an effective global leader, six big issues that will disrupt manufacturing, study reveals the strong returns from investing in innovation, the rewards of an engaged female workforce, and how work will change in the next economy.

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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