From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/20/19

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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 M.ary Jo Asmus, Karin Hurt, Kevin Eikenberry, Alli Polin, and Art Petty.

From Mary Jo Asmus: How to break out of the box to become a better leader

“When we have our first meeting, leaders often express their personal perception about who they are and how they see themselves: ‘I’m the kind of leader who…..(fill in the blank).’ ‘People will tell you that I’m like (fill in the blank)’. This is the box they’ve put themselves in.”

From Karin Hurt: Why Your Best Performers Hate Your Great Idea

“Are they resistant to change or just laggards on the change curve? How do you ensure your best performers are with you? What if it’s not them, but you?”

From Kevin Eikenberry: The Case for Progress vs. Perfection

“Coaching success as a leader ultimately rests on answering one question: Did the person being coached reach the level of performance or behavior desired at the start of the coaching? Reaching the objective is one thing, yet the process of coaching is more nuanced than that. And there is often much time between the setting of the goal and the achievement of it.”

From Alli Polin: Leadership Tips to Manage the Primacy and Recency Effect

“Want to create a lasting positive impression and spark inspired action?You need to learn to manage the primacy and recency effects.”

From Art Petty: You Know Your Leadership is Working When You Can Let Go

“As leaders, we often fall victim to the belief that our teams need us to survive and thrive. In reality, if we’ve done our jobs right in selecting, developing, and placing people in the right positions, and worked hard to create a healthy environment, what they need is less of us.”

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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