From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/28/16

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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 Anne Perschel, Susan Mazza, Aad Boot, Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie, and Lolly Daskal.

From Anne Perschel: Why Do We Need Leaders?

“If you’ve ever wondered whether and why we need leaders, consider what happens without them.”

From Susan Mazza: The Key to Being Resilient

“To understand what it really means to be resilient, it is helpful to consider resiliency juxtaposed with what it is not. Resiliency is being flexible vs. rigid, changeable vs. fixed, and malleable vs. hard.”

From Aad Boot: Why Curiosity is a Key Business Attitude for the Future

“Curiosity is more than just a nice to have in today’s business context. It is essential to successfully navigate the rapid technological changes coming our way.”

From Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie: The Danger Zone: Why Leaders Must Talk The Talk AND Walk The Walk

“With all that work completed, my confidence high, and with two of my colleagues around me for support, I took a deep breath, and started to answer the question. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had just stepped onto a land mine, and it was about to explode.”

From Lolly Daskal: These 13 Things Will Kill Great Leadership

“There are a few qualities, though, that can kill even strong leadership. Here are few of the deadliest—keep them far from your own practice of leadership if you want to advance and be successful.”

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 how leaders in digital merge the physical and the virtual, why innovations are rarely (if ever) the product of a single individual, Google’s nine principles of innovation, why you should stop “protecting” women from challenging work, and five ways to make work more effective.

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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