From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/3/20

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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 Suzi McAlpine, Lolly Daskal, Steve Keating, Scott Eblin and Judy Sims

From Suzi McAlpine: My dad was intensely curious. Here’s why you should be too.

“My dad was an intensely curious man. Sure, he was a Professor of Education and did his PhD thesis on creativity in science – so maybe he had a running start on the whole curiosity thing. However, I also think it was in-built into his psyche and the benefits of his curious mind were plentiful – not only in his professional life, but also when it came to being a dad.”

From Lolly Daskal: How This Crisis Will Change the Future Of Leadership

“Every crisis, large or small, influences the way we lead because it causes us to stop, recalibrate, and innovate. A global crisis of the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic brings wide-ranging changes—changes that not only affect a single organization or industry or nation but that cause us to rebuild the way we think about leadership. Here are some of the things the pandemic is teaching us about the future of leadership:”

From Steve Keating: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

“When you ask the right questions you receive much better answers in return. I mention that because it’s very challenging to lead people that you do not know. Knowing them requires consistent communication with them and questions are one of the most effective communication tools a leader has.”

From Scott Eblin: Some “What If?” Questions You Should Be Asking Right Now

“A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post that made the case that we’re all at the beginning of Phase 2 in our response to the global pandemic. To recap, Phase 1 lasted for about 8 weeks, depending on where in the world you live and, for large organizations at least, was about quickly reinventing how work was going to get done with many people working from home. We’ve figured that out for the most part at this point and are now moving into the reimagination work of Phase 2. It’s not the ‘new normal’ yet; it’s reimagining what the future could be and how we’ll do work in the new normal.”

From Judy Sims: The Great Reboot Is Coming. Here Are 10 Questions to Help You Get Ready.

“But now, we’re emerging. We’re not quite certain what we’re emerging into, but we know it will be different from what was. I call these next times The Great Reboot.”

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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