From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/26/19

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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 Mary Jo Asmus, Scott Eblin, Kate Nasser, Jesse Lyn Stoner, and Art Petty.

From Mary Jo Asmus: Five ways for leaders to orchestrate better team relationships

“Being a good leader and hiring good people who get the work done isn’t enough. People want to connect and collaborate. Consider what hidden potential could be tapped in your employees if you fostered work relationships with them and amongst them by:”

From Scott Eblin: How to Have Your Best Week

“Let’s face it. There’s way more to do in any given week than you can possibly do. What you can do, however, is manage your week in a way that gives you the best chance of living and leading at your best.”

From Kate Nasser: Key Leadership Transitions Great Leaders Champion

“Great leaders master and mentor key leadership transitions to move new leaders and managers forward with ease. Use this checklist of key leadership transitions to avoid the deep ruts that could otherwise delay your success.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals

“Positive thinking can do wonders for your attitude. But it’s not enough to achieve your goals. Instead of thinking positively (and vaguely) about being great, use mental imagery to show you what great looks like.”

From Art Petty: Three Questions to Help New Managers Start Strong

“In my experience, success for new managers doesn’t start with skills development—it begins with clear context for the role. I tackle the foundation issue for new managers by challenging them to think through three key questions:”

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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