From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/12/18

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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, Anne Perschel, Karin Hurt and David Dye, Steve Keating, and Lolly Daskal.

From Mary Jo Asmus: A lesson in leadership legacy

“I think we should admire and celebrate the lives of anyone, of any political persuasion, who has exemplified what leadership should be.”

From Anne Perschel: Why Executives Don’t Listen Well

“In theory we love curiosity and questions, but we routinely elevate people who have (or at least appear to have) the answers.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: Power Corrupts – How to Avoid Losing Your Leadership Soul

“Power Corrupts, But Does It Have to Corrupt You?”

From Steve Keating: There is No Requirement to Plan

“So much has been written about planning. Trainers, speakers, coaches, motivational types, they all write and speak about the importance of planning. Especially this time of year.”

Frm Lolly Daskal: This is Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

“You’ve probably heard the expression that people are only as good as the company they keep. Well, the reverse is also true: a company is only as good as the people it keeps.”

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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