From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/26/17

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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, Kevin Eikenberry, Art Petty, Ted Bauer, and Tanmay Vora.

From Kate Nasser: Insidious Leadership: Are You Silencing Employees?

“Leaders and managers, are you silencing employees? It’s an important question. Silencing employees can have very damaging effects on morale and results. Here’s a fifteen point checklist to help you avoid this mistake.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Two Truths About Humans that Leaders Must Always Remember

“I am going to remind you of these universal truths and help you see them in a new way to give you something critically important to remember and think about. This view is so important that it is the foundation of our ability to lead successfully.”

From Art Petty: Why Curiosity is a Leader’s Best Friend in Today’s World of Change

“Curiosity doesn’t get much airplay when it comes to the writing or speaking about leaders. That’s a shame, because it may be one of the most important attributes of leaders who succeed with their teams and businesses in our world of rapid change.”

From Ted Bauer: Naysayers can’t be drowned out if you want success

“Here’s a bold life theory: a lot of success is tied to how you deal with naysayers.”

From Tanmay Vora: Move And The Way Appears

“I am a big fan of taking small, daily steps in the direction where your energy takes you. I started this blog 11 years back with very insignificant posts that no one read. My first sketch note a couple of years back was far from being good. My first steps towards a health and wellness were slow and tentative. But how does that matter?”

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 how to tap the wisdom of the crowd, three Japanese business practices for an Age of Disruption, how analytics has changed in the last 10 years (and how it’s stayed the same), six things great innovators do differently, the three-step process that’s kept 3M innovative for decades, the double bind of female ambition, the world is about to undergo even faster change, and why you shouldn’t use technology as an excuse for bad management.

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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