From the Independent Business Blogs: 12/7/16

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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 Steve Keating, Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, Kate Nasser, Lolly Daskal, and Mary Jo Asmus.

From Steve Keating: What’s Really Impossible?

“When I was a kid growing up I was a big fan of the television show Star Trek. Okay, so maybe my fascination with the show has lasted a little but beyond my kid years. I still like the show and the movies it spawned.”

From Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie: Reach For Greatness: The 12 Steps To The Leadership Summit

“On many occasions since that achievement I’ve been asked the ‘How did you do it?’ question, and after a good bit of reflection, a lot of blog posts musing about it, and the benefit of hindsight, I can break it down to 12 steps to the leadership summit:”

From Kate Nasser: Leadership Humility Myths Fears & Truths

“On the other hand if you see humility in leadership as the self-confident strength to lead others to shine, you are on your way or almost there. You do not suffer with leadership humility myths.”

From Lolly Daskal: The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

“When we think of great qualities of leaders, the first things that come to mind are traits like charisma, bravado and vision. You wouldn’t expect to see humility on that list—but you should.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: What it really means to be a strong leader

“For many, a ‘strong leader’ may equate to tough, forceful, and powerful. Although there are situations that call for this kind of leadership, there are a select (and few) times when these qualities are necessary.”

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 include how frontline leaders can deliver breakout performance, cutting through the machine learning hype, how CEOs can put gender balance on the agenda at their companies, figures show gig economy may have peaked, and bringing civility back to the workplace.

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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