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, Ken Downer, Steve Keating, Karin Hurt and DavidDye, and Lolly Daskal
From Sharlyn Lauby: 6 Human Experience Management Trends in 2021
“To help us better manage transitions, it could be interesting to look at some current human experience management trends and how they will impact us right now as well as in the future. During this year’s SAP SuccessFactors Conference, these six trends were front and center.”
From Ken Downer: The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong
“In a chain reaction, one action inevitably leads to the next until the system runs its course. There is a cost to each step of the sequence; the energy from one action is expended to start the next. Ultimately all the matches are burned up, all the dominos lie inert on the floor, or there’s a smoking crater where the power plant used to be. When it comes to revenge, people can be that way too.”
From Steve Keating: Are You Too Concerned With Your Reputation?
“Being a ‘character’ tends to stay with you. So does actually having character. But only having character truly defines you. Lots of people, I’d say most people, are far more concerned with their reputation than they are their character. That’s a mistake.”
From Karin Hurt and David Dye: How to Give Better, Consistent Appreciation
“Employees in every role long to be seen and know that you know they are making a difference. When we ask these underappreciated ‘Johns’ what kind of acknowledgment they most yearn for, the answer is radically simple:”
From Lolly Daskal: Are You Aware of the New Leadership Style That is Emerging
“A new leadership style has begun to emerge, one that reflects the uncertainty and chaos of our pandemic era. This new brand of leadership brings together two elements that seem oppositional: first, handling immediate threats in a rapidly changing and unpredictable time, and second, engaging in strategic planning at a time when everything we knew has changed and the stakes are incredibly high.”
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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