From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/27/19

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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 Alli Polin, David Dye, Ken Downer, Anne Perschel, and Steve Keating.

From Alli Polin: Help! I’m Afraid I’ll be Hung out to Dry

“If you don’t know, when you’re hung out to dry, it means you’re abandoned by someone you thought had your back. In this case, it was the boss, but at the office there are three distinct scenarios where this often plays out:”

From David Dye: How Leaders Can Get More Solutions from Their Team

“Recently, I donated blood through the Red Cross. What happened next is a great example of how you can get more solutions, ideas, and critical thinking from your team members.”

From Ken Downer: Reintroducing Quibbling: The Kryptonite of Leadership

“It’s called quibbling, and I think it’s time to reintroduce this word into our vocabulary. Like Kryptonite to Superman, we have to see it for what it is, and avoid it at all costs if we want to be strong leaders.”

From Anne Perschel: How to Create Team Based Psychological Safety

“When psychological safety exists, people actively listen to each other. They build on one another’s ideas, much the same way musicians improvise, by attending to, picking up on, then complementing the previous player’s music and emotions.”

From Steve Keating: An Organization’s Greatest Asset

“A leader saying their people are their greatest asset is the easiest answer they can give. Showing that their people are their greatest asset is a completely different thing.”

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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