From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/2/16

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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, Dan Rockwell, Mary Jo Asmus, Julie Winkle Giulioni, and Aad Boot.

From Lolly Daskal: What Happens When Pride Gets in the Way of Leadership

“Like many things in life, pride can be either a positive or a negative.”

From Dan Rockwell: Over-led and Under-managed

“Last night I coached a successful leader who turned an organization around. Now he wonders if he’s the one to solve the problems success has created. Successful leadership creates management challenges. Successful management creates leadership challenges.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Why you need to learn to coach people

“The International Coach Federation defines coaching as ‘Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’ (Full disclosure: I teach coaching skills using this definition to individual leaders and groups). Leaders who aren’t familiar with coaching often expect it to be something different than it really is.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: No Fair!

“When was the last time you experienced something unfair? What happened? How did it feel? Experiences of unfairness generate strong reactions. And the work of researchers like Rock, Lieberman, and Eisenberger explains why.”

From Aad Boot: Leading Change: We Need More Transparency

“When you are leading your business team through complex change your team’s success will to a large extent depend on the level of transparency you are able to establish. The power of transparency is often underestimated. The true meaning of transparency is often misunderstood. Therefore: some experience-based thoughts about transparency, and how to stimulate it in your team.”

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 what corporate strategists need to know about synergies, three megatrends shaping the logistics industry, agile innovation, vague feedback is holding women back, and why co-working is the future.

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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