From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/2/17

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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 Jesse Lyn Stoner, Suzi McAlpine, Randy Hall, Mary Jo Asmus, and Julie Winkle Giulioni.

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility

“If your team isn’t growing, it’s your fault.”

From Suzi McAlpine: Forget Genius: Why Success is Largely Down To Passion and Persistence

“I went to school with a guy whose IQ was off the charts. He was so smart, our teacher used to give him the dictionary to read, because he’d finish the work in half the time that the rest of us did. We all used to joke that Grant was bound to end up as the Prime Minister or the boss of some big conglomerate.”

From Randy Hall: Leadership is About Creating Insight

“Leadership is like that-it often boils down to taking actions or having conversations that cause others to become more valuable than they would have without you.”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Becoming a better leader takes discipline

“The point here is that there is a goal for me to meet while knowing that my photography will only get better with regular practice. I already see changes with the small steps taken to move forward. This process can work for you too in improving your leadership too when you:”

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Agility is Today’s Most Critical Leadership Competency

“But it’s not just mistakes that have value; there’s tremendous instructive power in successes as well. In fact, what distinguishes today’s most effective leaders is that they learn from everything and everyone they encounter. They demonstrate learning agility.”

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 need to understand Noah effects and Joseph effects, the double-edged sword of being a lean start-up, the CEO’s guide to competing through HR, why an AI-driven world is still a long way off, why women aren’t C.E.O.s, according to women who almost were, and Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools.

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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