From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/14/21

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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 Sharlyn Lauby, Frank Sonnenberg, Kate Nasser, Lolly Daskal, and LaRae Quy.

From Sharlyn Lauby: Managers: Here are 7 Things Employees Expect from You

“There’s an old saying that employees don’t leave organizations, they leave bad managers. On some level, that still holds true. An employee’s relationship with their manager can make or break their career experience. But that means managers and leaders in the organization need to be equipped to deliver a good employee experience. Here are seven things that every manager and leader should be able to do.”

From Frank Sonnenberg: 30 Powerful Questions Only You Can Answer

“Your habits are probably so ingrained that you rarely think about your behavior — or the choices that you make. How’s that working for you? The truth is that choices are easy. The tough part is living with them. This is a test to help you determine whether you’re on track or veering off course. Give these questions some thought. After all, your life is determined by the sum of the choices that you make.”

From Kate Nasser: Negativity: Value of Being Responsible for Yours | #PeopleSkills

“Let’s replace the debate over the value of a positive attitude vs. negativity with the simple step of owning our own negativity. Here’s the value to you and those around you.”

From Lolly Daskal: How The Best Leaders Avoid Doing Everyone Else’s Job

“If you’re a leader, a manager or a boss, you know how things come at you—all at once, all the time, without stopping, and with people relying on you to respond quickly and decisively.”

From LaRae Quy: Grow Up And Learn How To Be Grateful

“Here’s the thing: we can choose to feel grateful even in the middle of a shit storm because gratitude is a skill we can learn. All it requires is the willpower to be in control of our life—intelligence won’t do it, or touched up selfies, or tons of social media followers. All gratitude requires is the desire to live a better life.”

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. 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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