From the Independent Business Blogs: 2/21/18

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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 Art Petty, Steve Keating, Dan Rockwell, Mary Jo Asmus, and Jesse Lyn Stoner.

From Art Petty: 5 Core Behaviors of Individuals Who Lead Differently

“The hunger-killing memories of those particular meals aside, know that you don’t have to lead the way the books or blogs or anyone else says. In fact, given the muddled mess that exists (in our world) and in many of our organizations, it’s my perspective that you must lead differently.”

From Steve Keating: The Wisdom of Brown M&M’s

“You have probably heard the old saying that ‘the devil is in the details.’ Well I don’t know exactly where the devil might be at any given time but he’s not in the details. What’s in the details is success. Little things matter, often they matter a lot.”

From Dan Rockwell: Start Worrying When the Noise Stops

“Our first computer was an expensive marvel that came with a 40 meg hard drive and windows 3.0. Yes, ‘meg’ as in megabyte. The salesman said we would never fill a hard drive with that much capacity.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Psychological safety, perspective and behavior

“The concept of ‘psychological safety’ is one that Greg didn’t grasp. The words civility, support, forgiveness, trust, and acceptance all come to mind around this idea of making others feel safe to bring him news he didn’t like.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Organizational culture polarities hold the key to a healthy culture

“Too much of a good thing brings out its downside. Ever had too much team time? It makes you long for a vacation on a desert island.”

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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