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 LaRae Quy, Mary Jo Asmus, Art Petty, Ken Downer, and Ken Byler.
From LaRae Quy:5 Surprising Reasons You Need To Listen To Your Anger
“What if anger is good for you? Remember, it surfaces for a reason. Here are 5 surprising reasons you need to listen to your anger:”
From Mary Jo Asmus: Compassion is needed in the workplace and this is what it looks like
“Like many leaders, you may be feeling worn out, overworked, and stressed. I’ll bet you didn’t know that one ‘cure; for this might be showing compassion toward others. There appears to be some evidence that extending compassion can help you while also helping others.”
From Art Petty: Success as a New Manager Starts with the Right Attitude
“Moving from contributor to manager is one of the most difficult steps in anyone’s career. Success demands a full-scale transformation in real-time without a guidebook. And while no personal or professional transformation is easy, it turns out showing up every day with the right attitude sets the stage for your success.”
From Ken Downer: Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?
“Can we really plan to be lucky? He said, ‘Luck is the residue of design.’ Who was it, and what did he mean? And more importantly, how can we put his idea to work so that the lucky breaks come when we roll the dice? All that and more in this edition of Lines for Leaders.”
From Ken Byler: Collaboration Isn’t Always the Answer
“Collaboration is highly-valued as a preferred method for getting things done in today’s modern workplace. But what happens when you are an introvert like me? I prefer to do my best work when I am alone. Does this make me a bad teammate? Is that why my decision to be an entrepreneur is a good fit?”
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. Every Tuesday, “Leaders and Strategies in Real Life” helps you learn about leadership by studying what real leaders do. 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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