From the Independent Business Blogs: 5/12/21

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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 Julie Winkle Giulioni, Todd Ordal, LaRae Quy, Kate Nasser, and Karin Hurt and David Dye.

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: Work from Where? Practices to Support Employees

“Over the past decade, there’s been increased pressure for organizations to offer greater flexibility regarding when and where work gets done. The COVID-19 pandemic poured rocket fuel on the grand social experiment called ‘work from home’ (WFH.) Nearly every organization now has experience with at least a portion of its workforce performing work outside the physical walls of the business. And given that 96% of employees desire some form of remote work, WFH’s time has come.”

From Todd Ordal: CEO Coaching: For Whom Does Coaching Work?

“After working as an advisor and coach for many years, I’ve developed a profile of the clients who are most successful after our work together. These descriptors, you’ll note, are more psychographic than job-related — not related to industry, geography or business model.”

From LaRae Quy: 4 Remarkable Ways That Meditation Creates A Strong Mind

“One of the first things my firearms instructor at the FBI Academy told me that the best shooters are those who can stomp out the noise—both external and internal distractions—so they can focus on the scene in front of them. All I needed to do was relax, breathe, and focus.”

From Kate Nasser: These Leadership Questions Revive Team Commitment

“To revive team commitment especially after some tough times, use these leadership questions. Instead of just doing an after-action review and a celebration, give the team members a chance to really create the future. The following leadership questions will get you all going.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: What’s Going to Happen Next?

“If only you had a crystal ball to know what’s going to happen. The planning, the decisions, the choices would be so much easier. But you don’t. And those decisions and tradeoffs aren’t easy.”

That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs.

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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