From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/14/19

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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 Alli Polin, Art Petty, Mary Jo Asmus, Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, and Lolly Daskal

From Alli Polin: Afraid You’ve Lost Your Mojo? Here Are 25 Ways to Get It Back

“If you feel like you’ve lost your mojo, you’re not alone. You also don’t need to give up your job or move to the other side of the world to get it back. I mean, you could, but if you’ve lost your mojo where you are now, you won’t suddenly discover it in a new location as if it took an earlier flight.”

From Art Petty: In Celebration of Those Who Think and Act Differently

“While we celebrate and write biographies for the CEOs who change the world, in my experience, the mavericks, heretics, and rebels who drive significant change operate somewhere in the middle of our firms. Here are three ways these individuals think and act differently as they strive to improve our organizations.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: The joy of letting go of your stories about others

“As a leader of people, the stories you make up in your mind about other people can be a hindrance to your relationships with them, and ultimately your effectiveness at work. This is because you behave in accordance with those stories. You may not even know that you are doing so, but others can be perceptive enough to pick up on it.”

From Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie: Why Good Is The New Bad For Business Leaders

“The problem comes when your litany of ‘good jobs’ unintentionally stops progress dead in its tracks. Good has suddenly become the new bad.”

From Lolly Daskal: 5 Ways Smart People Sabotage Their Success

“Most of us believe that smart people are automatically successful, but that’s not always the case. Intelligent people may have an advantage out of the gate, but a surprising number end up sabotaging their own success. Here are five of the top reasons why:”

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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