From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/22/20

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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 Tanveer Naseer, Lolly Daskal, Judy Sims, KateNasser, and Kevin Eikenberry.

From Tanveer Naseer: What Growing An Orchid Taught Me About How To Successfully Change And Adapt

“There’s little doubt that most of us are now grappling with how to change and adapt to our current realities, not just in terms of the next few weeks, but more so in terms of the next few months and years as we come to realize how much things are about to fundamentally change in terms of what will now be considered ‘normal’.”

From Lolly Daskal: The Most Effective Ways Leaders Handle Stress

“Leadership is stressful even in the best of times. And leading through a time of crisis elevates that stress levels that often feel unmanageable. That’s why every leader needs to know how to strategically and effectively manage stress. Here are some things to remember when it feels like you have more than you can handle:”

From Judy Sims: 4 Things Leaders Can Do to Support Their Teams in Times of Complexity, Uncertainty and Ambiguity

“I’m writing this post during the COVID-19 crisis, but the truth is, active and conscious support of team members is essential to great leadership, even when we’re not fighting a global pandemic.”

From Kate Nasser: Leadership Lesson to Lead Change: Speak Obvious Truths!

“Beyond the classic wisdom on leading change, here is a leadership lesson to boost momentum. I have used it many times when I lead change workshops with in-house leaders and their teams. And the good news is this leadership lesson is powerful and simple to use. You can do it right now to trigger important AHA moments with those who resist the change you are leading.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: How Many Hats are You Trying to Wear?

“All of us wear many hats. We are friend, neighbor, sibling, and mentor. And we are also parent, employee, leader, spouse, and in many cases now, a teacher. Managing multiple roles has been part of your life, but now it is a different ballgame. Regardless of how many of these hats are you wearing, chances are now it is harder and more important to wear them well. And trying to keep only one on at a time feels almost impossible.”

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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