From the Independent Business Blogs: 3/4/20

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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 LaRae Quy, Ken Downer, Ed Batista, Art Petty, and Scott Eblin.

From LaRae Quy: 5 Good Reasons Why More People Feel Lonely and Isolated At Work

“Let’s take a closer look at why more people feel lonely and isolated at work:”

From Ken Downer: ‘Set and Forget’ Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned

“‘Set and forget’ leadership: Hand off the task as fast as possible, move on to other things. It’s what we tend to do when we’re in a hurry, but the biggest speed advantage this approach confers may be how quickly it can get us into trouble. Here’s a way to think about how to delegate that task we’ve cooked up so that things function smoothly in the kitchen, and nobody gets burned.”

From Ed Batista: Surfing the Organizational Seas

“I’m not a surfer, but a number of my clients are, and it’s a topic that comes up regularly in coaching sessions. A client was recently in Hawai’i, where a day on the beach resulted in these observations on surfing as a metaphor for leadership and organizational life:”

From Art Petty: The Four C’s of Effective Leadership

“Overall, however, the best product managers, project managers, general managers, supervisors, sales managers, and every other leader I can think of who created success over a long period all exhibited the Four C’s. Let’s break the Four C’s down from the perspective of how we assess them in a leader.”

From Scott Eblin: Stop Feeding Your Trolls

“In other words, trolls are gonna troll. It’s almost always a waste of time to try to figure out what motivates them or how you can help them see the light. Your energy is better spent on neutralizing their impact.”

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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