From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/29/15

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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 Jesse Lyn Stoner, Kate Nasser, Mike Haberman, Chris Edmonds, and Mary Jo Asmus.

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: 3 Guidelines that Help Avoid Resistance to Change

“People don’t resist change. Change is a normal and natural part of living. The only time you stop changing is when you’re dead. What people resist is having change imposed on them.”

From Kate Nasser: Teamwork Persona: Are You Someone Others Want to Work With?

“Colonel Pamela Melroy, former NASA space shuttle commander, recently asked a very telling people skills question during her career mentoring talks at the space and science festival on the Intrepid Museum. Are you someone others would want to spend two years with?”

From Mike Haberman: Getting rid of the performance review process? Not really!

“Accenture made news recently by announcing they were getting rid of performance evaluation. The world rejoiced (or so it seemed) as Accenture joined a list of other notable companies to ‘rid the world of performance evaluation!’ The problem is they are not really getting rid of performance evaluation.”

From Chris Edmonds: What Drives Your Leadership Behaviors?

“Why do leaders do what they do? I believe that leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions are heavily influenced by three things: their social style or personality type, the culture in which they operate, and their role models (past and present).”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Model and encourage well-being

“Flat organizations, new technology, increased competition, and greater complexity define workplaces today. These are only a few of the things that have made your life and the lives of your employees difficult.”

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 why you can’t run your company like Google, pharma’s next challenge, why people offer better ideas when they can’t see what others suggest, three situations where women make better leaders, and the good jobs strategy.

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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