From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/23/20

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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 Anne Perschel, Steve Keating, Scott Eblin, Ken Downer, and Scott Cochrane.

From Anne Perschel: Can Leaders Care Too Much?

“What happens when leaders care too much about their people? Is that even possible? One of my clients thought so.”

From Steve Keating: Back to Basics

“As the year ahead comes into focus it’s a great time to review your own ‘basics.’ What have you skipped, or simply forgotten, that used to bring you great results?”

From Scott Eblin: What Makes a Great Leader?

“Last week I had a thoughtful client ask me a question I don’t get asked very often – What makes a great leader? Since, as an executive coach, I’m usually the one asking the questions, she caught me off guard with hers. What followed next was a quick real-time distillation of long-held thoughts and observations on the nature of true leadership.”

From Ken Downer: Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things

“With one simple story he outlined his leadership philosophy, and what he expected of the leaders under his command.  The leadership trust he described set a high bar, but it also made very difficult things possible.  Here’s what he said.”

From Scott Cochrane: The Surprising Christmas Gift Every Leader Can Give This Year

“For me, the Christmas season is incomplete until I have read A Christmas Carol, and have viewed the Alistair Sim film version of this classic tale. In part, this is because of the annual reminder it gives me that, like Fezziwig, my leadership affords me with the opportunity, and the responsibility, to be a distributor of good-will.”

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. 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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