From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/26/21

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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 David Dye, Art Petty, Lolly Daskal, Kate Nasser, and Steve Keating.

From David Dye: The Blight of Soul-Crushing Useless Negative Feedback

“Negative feedback is destructive and all-too-common. There are three common problems that erode the power of these conversations.”

From Art Petty: Feedback is Funny—Just Not in a “Ha Ha” Kind of Way

“OK, the topic of feedback isn’t stand-up comedy funny. It’s funny as in odd because there are so many contradictions surrounding it.”

From Lolly Daskal: Why Being a Self Serving Leader is So Dangerous

“Good leadership is focused on others, but self-serving leadership undermines that principle to focus on the ego and the symptoms can take hold and begin damaging your leadership before you’re even aware. Be on guard against these signs so you can recognize them in yourself before they take root and grow:”

From Kate Nasser: Use Leadership Gratitude Power to Engage Employees & Lead Morale

“Leaders, are you using your leadership gratitude power to engage employees and lead morale? How often do you express gratitude to those you lead? Gratitude helps everyone see what is rather than what isn’t. ~ unknown Don’t fall into the trap of showing gratitude once a year on employee appreciation day. Gratitude changes everything if you lead with gratitude every day. Here’s why and how.”

From Steve Keating: People Were People Before They Were Your People

“Instead of endowing people with fancy titles that say ‘we care. how about actually caring? How about showing you care for everyone equally instead of saying it again and again?”

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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