From the Independent Business Blogs: 1/20/21

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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, Judy Sims, Ken Downer, Karin Hurt and David Dye, and Lolly Daskal.

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: How to Resolve the Roots of Disagreement

“The roots of disagreement are grounded in the facts. And without agreement on the facts, resolution is unlikely.”

From Judy Sims: When to Be Patient. And When to Be Impatient.

“When I was little, my kindergarten class took a field trip to a dairy farm where each of us took turns milking a real live cow. Rather than clamoring for my turn, as my classmates did, I stood back, politely waiting to be called on. By the time I got to the cow (I was last), there was no milk left.”

From Ken Downer: Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques

“Recently I asked my subscribers to describe some of the leadership challenges they were facing.  One topic that kept coming up was leading former peers.  One respondent wrote that he had gone from ‘being one of the guys in the office for the past 18 years to being their director.  They (and I) are all a bunch of strong-willed and experienced people.  How do I lead them?”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

“When you think about leading a productive team, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How to get the right people on the team? What’s the perfect vision? Or maybe you have questions about training or infrastructure. Of course, these questions are all important, but they’re not the most important leadership question.”

From Lolly Daskal: How a Crisis can Make a Bad Leader into a Great Leader

“Times of crisis are inherently challenging and difficult—but they also present great opportunities for leaders to grow. That’s especially true in the present. One of the many changes brought by the pandemic is that old-style control-and-command leadership is quickly becoming a thing of the past.”

Reading recommendations are a regular feature of this blog. Want more recommendations about what to read? Monday is “Book Day.” Come back for book reviews, reading lists and other reading-related posts.

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