From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/25/20

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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 Kate Nasser, Scott Mabry, Judy Sims, Scott Eblin, and Jesse Lyn Stoner.

From Kate Nasser: Leaders, Reasons Highly Sensitive Team Members Are Very Valuable

“Leaders, when you hear the phrase highly sensitive team members, what do you picture? Employees who can’t take criticism and react emotionally? Well, this is not an accurate picture of highly sensitive team members. It is an expression of behavior you don’t like. In fact, with that incorrect image, you will miss the incredible value that highly sensitive team members deliver to business and to every team they are on. So what is a more accurate picture?”

From Scott Mabry: Creating Connections: The subtle leadership skill that makes a huge difference

“Many leaders I know get mired in an endless stream of transactions and never learn to see or harness the power of connections.”

From Judy Sims: Good Fear. Bad Fear.

“If there’s one word that accurately defines the year 2020, I’d say it’s ‘fear.'”

From Scott Eblin: How to Get Ten Hours of Your Week Back

“A couple of weeks ago, I was having a coaching conversation with an executive whose story is all too common in this pandemic year of leading and working from home. Since the pandemic started, Susan’s been working around 15 hours a day. With her permission and a name change on my part, here’s the story of how we solved her problem in the hope that it might help you too.”

From Jesse Lyn Stoner: Give Me The Facts, Just the Facts

“Facts are bite size pieces of reality. There is no such thing as an ‘alternative fact.’ If you start to believe there are alternate realities, it will make you crazy because there is nothing you can depend on.”

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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