From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/27/19

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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 Mary Jo Asmus, Eric D. Brown, Terri Klass, Kevin Eikenberry, and Art Petty.

From Mary Jo Asmus: What if critical feedback could transform your leadership?

“Are you avoiding getting feedback from others because some of it might be critical? You might be passing up some valuable information you need to understand your strengths and areas for development. My suggestion is to temper your immediate emotional reactions to tough feedback by:”

From Eric D. Brown: Recipes don’t always work

“Recipes are great starting points for cooking great food, but a good cook will tweak that recipe to create something that is perfect for them / their family. They tweak whatever recipe they have to match their own tastes and their own inclinations. The same is true of good leaders.”

From Terri Klass: Five Relationship Blockers For Leaders

“What is preventing us from connecting with our teammates and bosses?”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Helping New Leaders Establish Credibility

“When people are promoted to leadership roles, one thing they struggle to develop is credibility. If promoted from within, they likely have credibility around their work, but not necessarily their leadership. If new to the organization, they might have some leadership credibility, but no credibility around their work or the organization. Regardless of the situation, leadership credibility is critical, and new leaders likely lack it. It is a challenge rarely considered, which is why I’m writing about it here.”

From Art Petty: Show Them You’re Not a Machine

“There we were cruising along a high rate of speed when suddenly the wheels started coming off. First, one key contributor quit. And then another. And finally, the team held a mini-intervention. I was the interventionee. (New word?)”

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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