From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/25/15

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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 Kate Nasser, Mary Jo Asmus, Steve Roesler, Jesse Lyn Stoner, and Art Petty.

From Kate Nasser: Teamwork Productivity: 21 Reasons People Can’t Automatically Get Along

“There are many reasons why employees can’t automatically get along.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: The leader you will be

“Perhaps it hasn’t occurred to you to consider that the leader you are now is highly linked to who you are. You are unique, and what is both obvious and hidden to you about who you are greatly impacts your behavior and actions. You, as a human being, are the leader you are because of a multitude of things that make up you: personality, history, education and beliefs among others.”

From Steve Roesler: 5 Tips Leaders Can Use Today

“One of the benefits of working with lots of leaders in many different organizations is the chance to see what really works, regardless of the individual personality or industry.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Strong Leaders Ask For Help

“We hear ‘it’s better to give than to receive’ but the truth is: It’s easier to give than to receive, but not always better.”

From Art Petty: The Importance of Exercising Your Core-4 Professional Muscle Groups

“Much like our physical core, there’s a set of professional core muscles that require on-going exercise and development for optimum health.”

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 strategic agility, Millennial guys keen on style are reshaping the fashion trade, counting and communications technologies and how they have altered the structure and management of business, Cathy Engelbert on becoming Deloitte’s first female CEO, and the algorithm that tells the boss who might quit.

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.

Here, on Three Star Leadership, I post things that will help a boss at any level do a better job and live a better life. At the The 360 Degree Feedback blog, I join other bloggers with posts on leadership development. And, at Wally Bock’s Writing Edge, I share tools and insights to help you write better.

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