From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/28/21

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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 Kate Nasser, Lolly Daskal, Scott Eblin, LaRae Quy, and Steve Keating.

From Kate Nasser: Build Participation: Leaders, Do You Prefer Immediate Yeses?

“Leaders if you want to build participation, don’t expect people to say yes immediately. A quick yes may be what you prefer but it’s a false sense of comfort. Here’s what you lose by expecting an immediate yes and what you gain from giving much more information up front.”

From Lolly Daskal: How Leadership Challenges Can Bring Out the Best In You

“Being a leader is a challenge in itself. And every leadership role comes with its own set of specific challenges. In my work as a leadership coach I have been able to see a wide range of situations that are especially challenging to leaders. Whatever form a challenge takes, it’s best to approach it as an opportunity for you and your team to excel in a high-profile situation.”

From Scott Eblin: How Do You Combine Patience and Urgency?

“The question came up because as an executive running a large sales organization, this leader is considering how to deploy a sales force that has been more or less stuck at home during the pandemic and, now that the vaccination regime is taking hold, is champing at the bit to get back out there. He loves their sense of urgency and wants to leverage it, but at the same time wants to make sure that he and everyone else is patient enough to pick the right ways and places to reengage. And, of course, this executive is not alone in his thought process. As the world comes back online, smart leaders are considering how to strike the right balance between patience and urgency.”

From LaRae Quy: How To Build Resilience When Life Isn’t Perfect

“Resilience is a component of mental toughness. It is the ability to cope with adversity and obstacles. It comes from believing in yourself, and more importantly, in something bigger than yourself.”

From Steve Keating: Do You Know the People You Lead?

“I suppose the title of this post is silly because of course you know the people you lead. You know their name. You know their job description and you know…?”

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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