From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/17/20

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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 Ken Downer, LaRae Quy, Suzi McAlpine, Lolly Daskal, and Karin Hurt and David Dye.

From Ken Downer: Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good

“What makes a leader great? There are as many answers to that question as there are great leaders. But I think at the heart of it you could argue that one word describes it best. Disease.”

From LaRae Quy: 5 Effective Ways To Overcome Setbacks in Life

“We’ve all started over in a different environment, lost a job, or had a relationship fail. We grapple for a lifeline as we struggle to overcome these setbacks. We feel the tug of war between a cerebral brain that thinks its way through problems and an emotional limbic brain system that feels its way around.”

From Suzi McAlpine: Four things you should avoid when delivering bad news

“When the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, had to tell his employees last month that there were going to be widespread job cuts due to COVID19, he did it in a way that received widespread praise. He was transparent, empathetic and his letter was a benchmark lesson on how to deliver tough news. You can check out the full letter here.”

From Lolly Daskal: How The Best Leaders Manage Their Anxiety

“I can tell you from my experience as a leadership coach that many leaders suffer from anxiety. If we’re being honest, everyone experiences anxiety to some degree. I make sure my coaching clients have the tools they need to manage their anxiety because left unchecked, it can do great damage to their decision-making ability and overall effectiveness. Here are some of the techniques I share with them for managing anxiety:”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: How to Co-Create a Better Future

“It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to ‘normal.’ The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations. The racial equity movement sweeping the world underscores that ‘normal’ wasn’t working. There’s no going back, but together, we can co-create a better future.”

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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