From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/30/15

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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 Kate Nasser, Chris Edmonds, Lolly Daskal, Anne Perschel, and Mary Jo Asmus.

From Kate Nasser: Leadership Beliefs: Are Yours Helping You Lead?

“Leaders often focus on vision, goals, actions steps, and results. How often do you ask yourself, ‘What are my leadership beliefs and are they helping me lead?’ Here’s a list of ten to get you started on leading and engaging today’s team members with maximum success.”

From Chris Edmonds: Validate your beliefs

“Our beliefs are powerful drivers in our lives. Beliefs cause us to behave in ways that are consistent with those beliefs, even if our behavior doesn’t result in desired outcomes over time.”

From Lolly Daskal: Sometimes You Have to Look Back to Move Forward

“Here are 10 year-end review questions to ask yourself as you prepare a strategy for moving forward.”

From Anne Perschel: Your Biggest Leadership Challenge in 2016 & How to Meet It

“Serving as a catalyst for the evolution of human kind is quite the opportunity and no small order. Earning a leadership title is just the beginning. It’s a privilege that provides you with the opportunity to turn the wheel of human evolution. Will you rise to the occasion? Overcome your biggest leadership challenge? Do you know what it is?”

From Mary Jo Asmus: When control goes south: a true story

“When they are at their best, people often do things that seem illogical to others. So when his employees were doing things in a way that James found different than he would do them, he became concerned about the (possibly negative) outcomes they would have. So he continually reverted to trying to control the work the employees were doing and always had justification for it:”

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 the next big questions in management, shipping companies brace for continued delivery boom from online shopping, what the research tells us about team creativity and innovation, developing female leaders, and six companies that are redefining performance management.

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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