From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/9/16

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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 Art Petty, Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, Karin Hurt, Mary Jo Asmus, and Lolly Daskal.

From Art Petty: What Backstories Will Your Leadership Behaviors Create?

“I love hearing people’s backstories. There’s always a connection between the past and the present. Time travel is possible. Just listen, and the backstory transports you.”

From Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie: Why Above All Else, Leaders Must Teach and Not Tell (and 6 Ways To Do It Right)

“The teaching element of leadership is so often overlooked and overshadowed by more glamorous things like vision, strategy and execution.”

From Karin Hurt: The Morning After: 6 Sure-Fire Ways to Ensure Your Training Sticks

“John’s question is real. If you’re like most managers, you’ve left more than one training program with good intentions, only to fall back into old behaviors. So how do you make the training stick? “

From Mary Jo Asmus: From fear to compassion: wisdom from the Dalai Lama

“Yet researchers have found that it’s not the fear alone that can create this outcome; it’s how you react to it. Your immediate thought may be to shove your fear aside and just keep going. The Dalai Lama suggests that you might consider a less direct way to manage your stress and underlying fear.”

From Lolly Daskal: This Is Your Starting Point for Leadership Growth

“If you aspire to become a great leader, it’s important to remember that your leadership begins far before you have a leader’s title. The starting point of your leadership growth starts where you are today.”

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 reflections on the development of implementable, winning strategies simple rules for business strategy, the auto industry’s real challenge, overcoming hurdles to scaling innovation, when women need to act more like men at work, and is hierarchy really necessary?

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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