From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/8/18

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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 Mary Jo Asmus, Alli Polin, Lolly Daskal, David Dye, and Scott Mabry.

From Mary Jo Asmus: What you can do about that person who really bugs you

“Everyone who works with other people experiences it: an employee, peer or coworker who drives them crazy. Every day you face them increases your frustration.”

From Alli Polin: The Most Important Thing to Know About Change That Nobody Tells You

“The change was as simple as deciding to take the position or make the move. That was like flicking a light switch. On. Off. On. Off. The transition post-change? Not as easy.”

From Lolly Daskal: This Is What You Need to Learn to Become A Successful CEO

“Most articles that try to tell you how to become a great CEO will talk about actions, plans and processes. But as a leadership executive coach with over three decades of experience, I’ve seen hundreds of leaders fail because all they know is process and procedures.”

From David Dye: How to Start Team Accountability When You Never Have Before

“If you’ve allowed your team to slide and have chosen being liked at the expense of achieving results, you’re not alone. In our surveys of managers, over 2/3 have a preference for getting along over getting results. The good news is that when you recognize the need to practice team accountability, you can start with a few achievable steps.”

From Scott Mabry: Can We Stop Acting Like Everyone at Work is OK?

“There’s this thing that happens at work that I find to be unnatural and unhealthy. We experience it as the pressure to be OK all the time. That no matter what’s going on, when we come to work, we should have our happy face on. We should leave the rest of our lives and our inner struggles at the door. After all, there is work to do. We’ve got to make a good impression. The boss is watching.”

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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