From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/30/16

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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 Lolly Daskal, Kate Nasser, Jesse Lyn Stoner, Mary Jo Asmus, and Ed Batista.

From Lolly Daskal: When Turning Points Become Touchpoints

“The choices we make create the narrative of our lives. Before you face your next turning point, take note of the ways you can deepen it into a touchpoint”

From Kate Nasser: Change Resistance: Seek & Replace Crippling Fears

“Why do people resist change? Much is written on this like Harvard Business Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s article 10 Reasons People Resist Change. As we focus on how to transform change resistance into momentum, we could focus on each reason. Yet if we look more closely, we find the common element to address.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Take Down Your Corporate Ladder and Support Career Disruption

“Traditionally, career paths have been based on the idea of ‘moving up the ladder.’ Success is measured by how high you get. A lateral move is usually not seen as a smart career move. Even when changing jobs to increase your skills, the expectation is the new position will be a step higher up the ladder.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: How to have an exceptional executive coaching experience

“You, your company or your manager have decided that you will have the opportunity to work with an executive coach. Congratulations! This is a good sign that you are a good leader or a high potential and they want to help you to become an even better leader. You’re excited about this opportunity, but how can you make the most of your work with a coach?”

From Ed Batista: Two Sides of Trust

“Trust is a critical factor in these relationships. A baseline level of trust is necessary before we even enter into such a relationship with someone, but trust is a highly dynamic quality: What takes years to establish can be wiped out in seconds. So when our level of trust with someone is uncertain or yet to be fully established, it’s important to clarify the issue by asking these two questions:”

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 leading in the digital age, changing the game in industrial goods through digital services, the rise of machine learning, how women and men internalise the glass ceiling, and the explosion of wearing work on our wrists.

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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