From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/23/15

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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 Kevin Eikenberry, Julie Winkle Giulioni, Jesse Lyn Stoner, Chris Edmonds, and Steve Roesler.

From Kevin Eikenberry: Coaching Success in Ten Sentences

“Coaching is one of the most organizationally important roles of leaders, and when done well, one of the most personally powerful and gratifying parts of a leader’s role too.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Supervision Means Having to Say…

“What about the supervisors who retain employees? The supervisors for whom employees are consistently willing to go the extra mile? These supervisors send messages of trust, authenticity, candor, and support… and they speak phrases that many other leaders don’t. They’re not afraid or uncomfortable saying:”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: The solstice reminds us it is time to pause, and do nothing.

“This is a lovely moment – the winter solstice.”

From Chris Edmonds: Your leadership team’s true purpose

“What is your team or department or company leadership team’s core ‘reason for being’?”

From Steve Roesler: The “Thank You” War for Talent

“Here are some thought-provoking statistics from an article in the UK’s Management Issues”

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 how the next big management ideas will arise, self-storage goes upscale, eight tech trends to watch in 2016, the worst reason women don’t get promoted, and closing the skills gap one apprentice at a time.

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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