From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/10/20

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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 Terri Klass, Scott Eblin, Art Petty, Kevin Eikenberry, and Judy Sims.

From Terri Klass: Four Adjustments For An Overly Critical Leadership Eye

“There is no blame here but rather a way to admit that ‘nagging’ colleagues to complete their part of a project may be more about a leader’s need for more control. There. I said it. We are feeling a lack of control that may be streaming out as overly critical feedback. We also may be feeling insecure about adding value and turning out the highest level of deliverables. The truth is many leaders are in the same boat, each trying to navigate this uncertain time period.”

From Scott Eblin: Empathy

“As a white male, I’m reluctant to offer a lot of personal commentary in this post but would argue that a lack of empathy for the lives and life experience of others has been a significant contributor to where we are as a nation this week. Likewise, I believe that we’re not going to emerge from this ongoing tragedy without intentional deep work on empathy and the application of it. That’s not just up to our political leaders; that’s up to all of us”

From Art Petty: It’s Time to Rethink Leadership Around Leading for Resilience

“I define leading for resilience as making the strategic, structural, operational, and talent and development decisions that will enable organizations to survive a shock and sustain their mission. It’s a philosophy I’ve rarely encountered in almost four decades of working and leading, in large part, because it demands a long-term view and discipline in a decidedly short-term world.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Building New Routines That Work for You

“Chances are you are thinking tactically about this question – you want to put some normalcy back into life and work. The drive to ask the question I’ve raised is an immediate and tactical one for sure, but since you are now being intentional about the routines you are going to create, I encourage to more than just ‘fix’ the immediate problem.”

From Judy Sims: Success to the Successful: Are You Perpetuating Privilege?

“According to System Leadership Theory, this pattern is called Success to the Successful. And it is by far, the system trap I hate the most. It’s insidious, systemic and to most people, conveniently invisible. But above all, it’s lazy.”

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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