From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/26/18

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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 Art Petty, David Dye, Mary Jo Asmus, Steve Keating, and Jesse Lyn Stoner.

From Art Petty: Ripple Effects

“A cousin sent me a link to a group on Facebook for individuals who grew up in our old neighborhood in Chicago. Curiosity got the better of me, and as I scrolled through the images and posts, I saw the highlight reel of my childhood and the lives of my parents and grandparents unfolding in front of me. Within moments of commenting, a friend from grammar school reached out to me. Suddenly I saw names and faces I haven’t encountered in 45 years. Love or hate the platform; it’s incredibly powerful for spanning distances and time.”

From David Dye: How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

“Have you ever made a poor leadership decision because you were scared? Worried what people would think? Didn’t want to be embarrassed? I know I have.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Give them the gift of your presence

“I once had a manager who inherited my function (and me) through a reorganization. My short time working for him in that role was one of the most personally frustrating and painful experiences in my work life.”

From Steve Keating: Don’t Run From Change

“You, like everyone else, prefers to do what you’ve done before. You, like me and everyone else, well, pretty much everyone else, likes doing what you are comfortable doing. You know what works and what the heck, why reinvent the wheel. After all, if it ain’t broke why fix it.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: It’s time to pause…

“This darkest day of the darkest week beckons us to pause.”

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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