From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/1/20

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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 Karin Hurt and David Dye, Alli Polin, Art Petty, Scott Eblin, and Ken Downer.

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: How to Capture What You’re Learning From This Crisis Now

“Don’t risk returning to ‘business as usual’ and waste money and miss opportunities to make your organization better. When the time is right, you’ll want to engage your team in capturing all the lessons learned and co-creating your desired future.”

From Alli Polin: 10 Simple, Powerful, and Positive Things You CAN Do During COVID-19

“So what CAN you do? What simple, powerful, and positive things are in your control?”

From Art Petty: Rethinking Managing and Leading in Real-Time

“For those leading and managing, it’s time to change. The life-safety of our colleagues is of paramount importance in every sector. The economic safety of our employees is right there with the financial security of our customers. And, the road ahead isn’t clearly marked. We’ll have to navigate together.”

From Scott Eblin: Resetting Your Operating Rhythm for the “New Normal”

“Let’s start by acknowledging the obvious. There is no new normal yet. The COVID-19 crisis brings another ‘new normal’ every day. The situation is too fast-moving, fluid and unprecedented for any of us to settle in for whatever the long haul is and keep on truckin’ with the same operating rhythm we’ve used up until now.”

From Ken Downer: Don’t Make Lemonade: A Better Approach for When Life Gives Us Lemons

“We’ve all heard that old saying, ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ It’s a nice sentiment, and might look good on a T-shirt or greeting card, but I don’t think it’s quite right. There’s a better approach. In this post, I’ll share what that is, and a free tool to help make it work for you.”

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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