From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/1/15

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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 Kate Nasser, Chris Edmonds, Art Petty, Jesse Lyn Stoner, and Tanveer Naseer.

From Kate Nasser: Team Dynamics

“Team Dynamics: Eliminate These 5 Extremes for Great Interaction.”

From Chris Edmonds: The Leadership Void

“When I’m invited in to help executives refine their organization’s culture, I start with learning as much as I can about the executive team before I start learning about their company. Why? Because leaders of organizations maintain the current culture, whether it’s beneficial or not, productive or not, engaging or not – and whether they know it or not!”

From Art Petty: The Alchemy of Great Leadership

“Newsflash, there are no shortcuts to great leadership. Much like the failure to change nature’s principles in search of longevity or turning lead into gold, one’s ability lead develops slowly over time and with much strain. 10 Lessons Learned in Search of Success as a Leader:”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: How to Set the Right Goals and Make Them Work for You

“Are you starting to lose focus on your goals? If so, you’re not alone. This is the time of year a lot of people lose their focus.”

From Tanveer Naseer: Bringing Out The Best In Those You Lead

“The process of testing out what plants work best where, which ones failed and why, and how to replicate the past season’s growth successes brought to mind parallels in how organizations and their leaders also have to learn to adapt and evolve in light of changing conditions in order to successfully achieve their shared purpose.”

That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my regular post on “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week” points you to choice articles from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms about strategy, innovation, women and the workplace, and work now and in the future. Highlights from the last issue include the trouble with putting goals ahead of strategy, manufacturing’s next act, five keys to creating an innovation culture, Raji Kumar and the Dallas Medical Center turnaround, and Microsoft’s Envisioning Centre.

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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