From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/9/20

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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, LaRae Quy, Karin Hurt and David Dye, Scott Eblin, and Suzi McAlpine.

From Kate Nasser: Powerful Relationship Lessons: Best Nurses Teach Us These

“Great nurses teach us powerful relationship lessons and recently Nurse Penny (as I call her) reminded me of some of the most important ones. She has finished her hitch in the Navy. As we spoke about what she wants to do next, she showed why patients love her and all great nurses. They instinctively see the human need beneath the medical problem. Now that is where the following powerful relationship lessons begin!”

From LaRae Quy: Here Are 4 Reasons Grit Can Be Important To Your Success

“My grandmother was born on the kitchen table, was a crack shot with a gun, and had ammo on her Christmas list. She told me to ‘suck it up’ when I complained about my teachers.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: A Practical and Free Way to Get Great 360 Feedback

“You don’t have to wait for HR. You can build your own Do It Yourself (DIY) 360 Feedback Process to get the feedback you crave.”

From Scott Eblin: How to Decide Which Meetings to Skip

“So, if you’re feeling like there are too many meetings and too little you, you’re not alone. How do you solve for this? I’m pretty confident we’re not going to be able to clone you anytime soon so that leaves us with reducing the number of meetings you’re attending.”

From Suzi McAlpine: This week, I’ll finish writing a book. This is what I’ve learned

“This week, I will finish writing my book manuscript and send it off to the publishers. This is something I’ve wanted to say since I was 24. I remember one sunny morning, decades ago, sitting with my Dad in his living room over coffee. It was the first time I’d dared to speak out loud my secret pipe dream.”

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. 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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