From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/6/22

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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 leadership posts by Steve Keating, Jennifer V. Miller, Scott Eblin, Dan Rockwell, and Ed Batista.

From Steve Keating: I Know Enough

“With the speed that the marketplace is changing these days there has never been more for a sales professional to learn. With the explosion of communication tools available today there has never been more for everyone to learn. With the ever expanding list of so called ‘smart connected products’ there has never been more that we all needed to learn. “

From Jennifer V. Miller: The Best Way to Foster a Learning Mindset at Work

“As a leader, what’s the best way to foster a learning mindset in your employees? Become a habitual learner yourself. Start by asking yourself, what’s the most significant thing I’ve learned in the last 10 days?”

From Scott Eblin: Don’t Blow Past Your Strengths

“Between the leaders I’ve worked with in our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program and the individual executives I’ve coached over the last 20 plus years, I’ve delivered around 2,000 colleague feedback reports. And there’s one thing I’ve seen again and again in so many of those feedback conversations. High achieving, ambitious leaders want to blow right past the strengths that have enabled their success and dive right into what they need to ‘fix.’ Big mistake.”

From Dan Rockwell: The Top 4 Mistakes Busy Leaders Make

“Busyness is no excuse to take your eye off what’s important. Some leaders NEED busyness to feel important but being busy isn’t necessarily productive. There’s always too much to do.”

From Ed Batista: The Problem with Fighting Fires

“The problem is that you’re acting like a firefighter instead of a fire marshal. You’re constantly rushing from one fire to the next, never slowing down to install smoke detectors.”

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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