From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/9/20

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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 Ken Downer, Scott Eblin, Art Petty, LaRae Quy, and Anne Perschel.

From Ken Downer: 7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments

“Self-Righteousness in the media and in my social media feed seems to have become almost as prevalent as Covid-19, driving people even farther apart than the six feet needed for safe social distancing.  So while the scientists are searching for a medical cure to stop the pandemic, I thought I’d take a stab at addressing the symptoms of this other sickness.”

From Scott Eblin: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Developing Leaders

“The publication date of this post, December 1, 2020, marks the 20th anniversary of our leadership development company, The Eblin Group. Over the past two decades, colleagues, friends and clients have often asked my wife, life and business partner Diane and me how we’ve grown the business over two decades and what we’ve learned along the way. There’s a lot to say and share about that for sure – more than one blog post can address. But if we were to boil it all down to a couple of words about why we’re still here and going strong, they would be connection and relationships.”

From Art Petty: A Haunting Tale of Critical Conversations Left Unspoken

“Here’s what happens when my long-standing fear of the ‘conversations never spoken’ in the workplace collides with a fresh viewing of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. With my sincere apologies to Charles Dickens.”

From LaRae Quy: 7 FBI Tips On How To Be More Likable

“Likable people know how to behave in a way that allows them to connect with others. As a result, they are perceived as trustworthy and dependable. Here are 7 FBI tips to become more likable:”

From Anne Perschel: Choose Resilience – 3 Tips Point the Way

“A combination of encounters has me thinking about how we learn to choose resilience. Why some people stand up to obstacles, challenges and set backs and why others fold.”

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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