From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/17/21

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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 Scott Eblin, Lolly Daskal, Frank Sonnenberg, Todd Ordal, and Kevin Eikenberry

From Scott Eblin: A Checklist for Your Post-Pandemic Reentry into the World

“As we start to get back to some semblance of what life and work were like before COVID, it feels like a good idea to keep the elimination diet approach in mind as we do. The year of the pandemic eliminated a lot of things from our lives that we previously took for granted or just did on some version of automatic pilot. Before we dive back in, now feels like a good time to step back and assess our assumptions and patterns so that we can make smart choices about what we will and won’t do next.”

From Lolly Daskal: The Best Leaders Give Their Time to Others

“For most of us, the most precious commodity we have is time. It’s often hard to find enough hours in the day for everything we need to do, let alone the things we want to do. You may find it difficult to even think about intentionally sharing time with others, but it’s an important element of leadership.”

From Frank Sonnenberg: Do You Have a Strong Work Ethic?

“A work ethic is a set of essential values that strengthens your character, boosts your career, and leads to a more fulfilling life. In addition, a strong work ethic is instrumental in helping you — and your organization — achieve success. Here are 13 principles to help guide your behavior. A strong work ethic involves being.”

From Todd Ordal: CEO Leadership Traits: Balancing Optimism and Risk

“A key trait for successful CEOs is their ability to balance optimism and risk. Unlike the original Goldilocks principle of neither too hot nor too cold, there’s no ‘just right.’ But there’s a ‘righter than not’ area on the spectrum”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Is Your Organization Ready for Hybrid Work?

“At the start of the pandemic, chances are your work life changed. If your role remained, you likely moved from working in the office to working from home. That was a big change for many people to adapt to working apart from each other. From the time we closed offices, many have been waiting for a return to normal. But guess what – the new normal will be different and more complex than it was before. Welcome to the work of hybrid work. Is your organization ready for it?”

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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