From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/30/16

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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 Art Petty, Kevin Eikenberry, Lolly Daskal, Mary Jo Asmus, and Kate Nasser.

From Art Petty: 10 Commandments for Acceptable Corporate Crisis Behaviors

“Until you’ve led a team or firm through a crisis, it’s difficult to know what to do much less how to do it. If you’re an employee of a firm facing a crisis, chances are you feel like a helpless occupant of a car watching from the backseat as it careens out of control.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: How Leaders Can Support Experimentation

“Before I dive into my idea and proposed actions for you today, I must start from a different point of reference. I realize that while most people who have read this far intellectually agree with the premise that experimentation is needed and helpful in our organizations and teams; I also know that emotionally and psychologically, you know that experimentation is risky and hard.”

From Lolly Daskal: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

“So for a leader to admit they don’t know is a big deal. For some it feels like an uncomfortable vulnerability; for others, worry. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some things you can do when you just don’t know:”

From Mary Jo Asmus: Ten daily practices that show respect to your team

“Disrespect seems to be running rampant everywhere, including our workplaces. Yet when a leader shows they respect their team, the benefits become obvious: people are motivated, dedicated, loyal and the leader becomes a talent magnet – the best workers want to work for and stay with that leader.”

From Kate Nasser: Leadership Humility Myths Fears & Truths

“On the other hand if you see humility in leadership as the self-confident strength to lead others to shine, you are on your way or almost there. You do not suffer with leadership humility myths.”

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 leadership lessons from the Paris terror attacks, what AI can and can’t do, why artificial intelligence won’t replace CEOs, three myths that are killing your creativity, explaining the persistence of gender inequality.

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.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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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