From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/25/18

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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 Tanveer Naseer, May Jo Asmus, Lolly Daskal, Kevin Eikenberry, and Ed Batista

From Tanveer Naseer: 4 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Be Successful

“Specifically, just as how they don’t want their employees to simply show up to do no more than what’s asked of them, leaders should also be examining how they approach leading others, and whether due to complacency or boredom, they’re focusing more on simply getting things done instead asking what else they should be doing to drive growth and organizational success.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: The upsides to delegating

“You probably already know you should delegate better. And you have plenty of reasons why you continue to do the work that someone else should be doing. Yet if you were really honest with yourself, you might realize that this situation is really about CONTROL, FEAR, and an ASSUMPTION.”

From Lolly Daskal: How to Effectively Get the Right Work Done

“We’re all ridiculously busy these days. Nearly every leader I talk to feels overloaded and overwhelmed. As crazy as it may seem to add something else to your to-do list, there’s no better time to invest some energy in thinking about how you work and finding ways to be more productive and effective, because the payoff will start immediately.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: How to Improve Your To-Do List

“You fall into one of two camps: you make to-do lists, or you don’t. If you are a to-do list person, what I am going to share with you today will instantly make your list more helpful and enable you to get more done. If you aren’t a to-do list person, read on, because this advice may change your mind.”

From Ed Batista: Learning How to Learn

“By definition entrepreneurial leaders are doing something for the first time (and in some cases they’re leading for the first time), which inevitably entails making mistakes. If they fail to learn from their mistakes, they won’t be leading for very long, but this requires accepting the dissonance that comes from acknowledging a mistake in the first place.”

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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