From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/24/19

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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 Lolly Daskal, Art Petty, Kate Nasser, Ken Byler, and Steve Keating.

From Lolly Daskal: How to Be Successful in a Toxic Culture

“If you’re working in a toxic organizational culture, you already know what a struggle it can be to succeed—or even survive. You’re far from alone—many people find themselves doing a job they love in a workplace they hate.”

From Art Petty: 8 Ideas to Help You Regain Control at Work

“Are you feeling over-tasked and maybe a bit or a lot overwhelmed at work? If so, you’re not alone. This feeling as if you are out of control is a perpetual state of existence for too many in the workplace. It’s exhausting, and frankly, it’s not sustainable, particularly if you are someone who takes pride in consistently doing great work. If you’re caught up in that swirling vortex of too much work chasing too much time, there are steps you can take to regain control. Use the ideas in great professional and personal health!”

From Kate Nasser: Essential Truth: Be Verbally Abusive & You Lose Everything

“Being verbally abusive makes you lose everything. You lose your dignity, reputation, trustworthiness, relationships, customers, potential opportunities, and the list goes on. So if you ever get close to verbally abusing others, stop. Remember, when you verbally abuse — you lose. Here’s why.”

From Ken Byler: Expecting the Unexpected

“This week took an unexpected turn. A mid-week scheduled oral surgery consult turned into an immediate impacted wisdom tooth extraction – and so much more. Yes, there are a few leadership lessons to be garnered from this event.”

From Steve Keating: Attitude and Effort

“But that’s okay because through the years I’ve also discovered that I can control, completely, two areas of my life which have the greatest impact on my success and happiness. Those areas are attitude and effort.”

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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