From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/10/21

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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 Sharlyn Lauby, Kristin Hendrix, Scott Eblin, Steve Keating, and Art Petty.

From Sharlyn Lauby: 5 Ways Managers Can Support Working Parents

“For working parents, having a supportive manager is essential to overcoming some of the challenges faced in the workplace. This is supported in research conducted by global engagement platform Circle In, who found that 68% of respondents said the flexibility they have is dependent on who their manager is. However, the same research also shows that most managers do not believe they are being unsupportive.”

From Kristin Hendrix: I’m living my story, and I’d rate it about 3.5 stars

“I decided to correlate the 3 legs to stars to score the story I am currently living. Yet there’s more to life than just family, health, and work. Those are my core priorities, certainly, but there are other influences and/or contributors that bring excitement or disruption in our life stories.”

From Scott Eblin: What Have We Learned So Far?

“There’s no way you run the most disruptive social experiment ever for 20 months and expect things to go back to the way they were before. So, this feels like a good time to ask, what have we learned so far and what do those lessons mean to the future of work? And, what are the implications for the leaders leading the people who do the work? Here are a few of my conclusions. I’d love to hear yours.”

From Steve Keating: When Slowing Down is the Fastest Way Forward

“Everyone I know is busy. Some of them are even productive. The most successful people understand that those two things, busy and productive are far from being the same.”

From Art Petty: Lessons for Transformation Learned in the Northwoods

“Having led business transformation and worked with clients doing the same, I cannot help but see the parallels between our landscape and hardscape transformation initiatives and organizational ones. Over the years, we’ve developed our informal Guidelines for Success with these large-scale, disruptive projects. The guidance might serve you well with your workplace transformation initiative.”

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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