From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/11/15

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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 Jesse Lyn Stoner, Steve Roesler, Lolly Daskal, Mary Jo Asmus, and Karin Hurt.

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Why Nobody Noticed You Changed and 5 Things You Can Do To Make Change Stick

“Have you ever worked hard to change that behavior, perhaps even worked with a coach, but then got feedback that they still saw you as a frog… not the prince or princess you thought you had become?”

From Steve Roesler: Leaders Connect Visually

“Influential people create compelling images. But of what?”

From Lolly Daskal: The Power Of Parting: 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing

“The power of great leadership comes from the power of parting:”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Beyond brilliance: gaining wisdom

“The good news is that if you are awake, aware and see people as essential to your organization’s success, wisdom can follow if you are willing to learn in a different way.”

From Karin Hurt: The Score Isn’t the Game

“Metrics matter. A balanced scorecard, with well-selected KPIs, will reinforce your strategy and align actions with goals. But when the metrics are the message, the business suffers. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, check your messaging. Don’t let the urgency of a stack rank distract your team from a long-term win.”

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 from the last issue include how and why business simplification is fast becoming a strategic priority, the most troubled industries in the U.S., how innovation is more than magic, five ways women redefine leadership, five myths of great workplaces, 15 surprising discoveries about learning and whether to diversify or focus.

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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