From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/4/20

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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 Ken Downer, Scott Eblin, LaRae Quy, Marcella Bremer, and Kate Nasser.

From Ken Downer: Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

“In the days before they had horses and rifles, ancient Americans successfully hunted the enormous and dangerous American Bison in a surprising way.  By taking advantage of its herd mentality, a few bold warriors were able to manipulate the actions of hundreds of buffalo.   As social animals ourselves, we can learn a lot from their tactics to help make us better leaders today.”

From Scott Eblin: How to Keep Your Head Clear in the Weeks to Come

“It’s no secret that most of us – no matter which candidate we’re voting for – are feeling a lot of anxiety and stress around what might happen this week. For example, an NBC News poll from last week found that around 70 percent of Americans are worried about safety during the days around the election.”

From LaRae Quy: How To Manage Your Anxiety In 4 Simple Ways

“Stress and uncertainty produce anxiety. Covid-19 has produced not only a health epidemic but also an anxiety epidemic:”

From Marcella Bremenr: Human Kind: Kindness is abundant

“What you believe often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Unfortunately. Believing that the world is hard, that employees are lazy and need to be controlled, that rich people evade taxes, that everyone competes and is greedy – will make your world so. Your distrust and responses will elicit a mirror response. The other might not share as openly, will react defensively in return, might not connect with you very well.”

From Kate Nasser: What Happened Before Awakens Your Empathy Now

“To awaken your empathy to create great business relationships and success, find out what happened before so you can be empathetic with people now. Too often leaders, managers, and employees come to see empathy the same way they see intuition. They think it’s some vague — even scary — intangible that isn’t needed in business. Yet, the studies show that empathy is a key factor in employee satisfaction and in positive customer experience. So let’s explore the tangible way to awaken your empathy.”

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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