From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/23/21

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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 Linda Fisher Thornton, Ed Batista, Kate Nasser, Steve Keating, and Ken Downer/

From Linda Fisher Thornton: 5 Easy-To-Spot Hallmarks of (Un)Ethical Leadership

“With so much content available online, it is easier than ever to get a read on a leader’s ethics. Using reliable sources, we can fairly quickly assess a person’s behavior and the impact it has on others. Some believe that ethics is too complex to be readily assessed, but the research agrees in a number of important areas.”

From Ed Batista: What Kind of Team Are We

“But note that the word ‘team’ has many different meanings. Early-stage founders use it to refer to the entire company. Leaders at larger companies use it to refer to their direct reports or their function. Investors use it to refer to their partners in the firm. These groups are all ‘teams,’ of course, but it’s important to clarify the distinction between different kinds of teams. When we use the word indiscriminately, we create a gap between language and reality, leading to unrealistic expectations or outright confusion. In this context athletic teams can serve as useful analogies, and I find that most teams are one of three types:”

From Kate Nasser: Human Trust Breakers: Acknowledge & Prevent These

“There are many human trust breakers that we overlook. Because we don’t acknowledge them, we often don’t even know the rifts they cause. This is big trouble in leadership, teamwork, morale, customer relations, and yes, personal life relationships. So let’s acknowledge and prevent the following human trust breakers! Trust really does matter.”

From Steve Keating: Model the Behavior You Desire

“What made it really unique at the time was he could see the videos from his home over something called the internet. (I did say it was a WHOLE BUNCH of years ago.) He was kind of bragging that none of his employees could do anything without him knowing about it. Then he turned to me and asked what I thought of that”

From Ken Downer: Smiling at the Finish Line: 7 Ways to Avoid Disaster on Your Big Day

“Big event coming up?  Want to make sure it goes well?  Hope to be smiling at the finish line?  The higher the pressure, the more it seems can go wrong, and the greater the consequences when they do.

I just completed a big event of my own, and despite some bumps along the way, it turned out well in the end.  Here are the seven things that helped me make it upright to the finish line, and how they can help you, too, whatever your big event may be”

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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