From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/6/18

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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 Art Petty, Julie Winkle Giulioni, Kate Nasser, Harold Jarche, and Kevin Eikenberry plus the announcement of two new books.

From Art Petty: Why You Need to Find Work that is Exhilarating

“Einstein was wrong. We can control time. Ask any person occupying a job they hate or stuck working for a manager they despise, and they will tell you that time has reduced to a crawl, turning hours and days into something that feels like a slow, unrelenting, continuous dripping of a leaky faucet.”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Learn-gevity: Enhancing Your Ability to Learn, Perform and Succeed Over Time

“As a result, building the sustainable capacity to continuously learn, grow and remain relevant has become a priority. It’s a differentiator for individuals and for the business. This concept, which I call Learn-gevity, may be the most fundamental core competency to be developed at all levels of the organization.”

From Kate Nasser: Winning Everything Only for Ourselves Isn’t Everything

“Ambition and a winning attitude are great as long as we don’t believe that winning everything is everything in life. If we live to conquer others, we lose the benefits that positive can-do attitudes deliver. However, using our ambition to create a better life for everyone delivers the ‘wow’ we associate with winning everything.”

Check out Kate’s new book: Leading Morale: The People Skills to Stop Negativity & Ignite Contributions

From Harold Jarche: lifelong learners in a learning organization

“Taking the SDT model we can overlay the five disciplines of the learning organization so that we have intrinsically engaged individuals working in an organization that is continuously learning. All of these factors can be assessed to determine whether an organization is aligned for learning and living. From this solid foundation we can create organizations that are built to last and learn for a creative knowledge economy.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: How Leaders Can Support Remote Trust Building

“Trust is a critical factor to the success of teams. The more trust exists, the easier and faster the right work gets done. Building this trust on a remote team can be especially tricky, which is why remote leaders must know how to support remote trust building, with and among their team members. Here are some strategies to help remote leaders do that.”

Check out Kevin’s new book (coauthored with Wayne Turmel) The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

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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