From the Independent Business Blogs: 4/8/20

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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, Lolly Daskal, Jennifer Kahnweiler, Suzi McAlpine, and Todd Ordal.

From LaRae Quy: Want Strong Women In The Workplace? Hire The Best Candidate

“As a retired female FBI agent, I take umbrage at the assumption that professional women don’t have what it takes to move their career to the next level. The implications are that women need special assistance, or that standards of the position need to be lowered so they can be hired.”

From Lolly Daskal: How to Self-Care in Tough Times

“At a time when the world’s problems seem overwhelming, self-care may seem like a selfish concern—the last thing that should be on your mind. But the changes brought on by the pandemic take a toll on a personal level as well as globally. Isolation is stressful, especially for extroverts and those who rely on others for help and motivation—and even more so in a time of anxiety and uncertainty.”

From Jennifer Kahnweiler: How to Shelter in Place the Introvert Way

“As for me, I can’t say that I am ‘unbothered’ by having to shelter in place. But I am finding my way, like the rest of us. And part of how I am coping with the quarantine is by drawing on lessons learned from introverts.”

From Suzi McAlpine: 5 tips for making better decisions during COVID-19

“Right now, along with millions of other leaders around the world, you’re having to make decisions about things you never thought you would, at a pace you never imagined.”

From Todd Ordal: What’s Next?

“Is it too early to ask this question? For some, perhaps. For many, no. As I suggested before, if you’re running an organization (even if not obviously affected by the pandemic), you should be thinking about the future and how you’ll prosper in 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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