From the Independent Business Blogs: 6/30/21

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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 Steve Keating, LaRae Quy, Kate Nasser, Suzi McAlpine, and Tanveer Naseer.

From Steve Keating: The Balance Between Office and Remote Work

“I wrote a post on why companies needed to allow their people some flexibility when it comes to returning to the office. I also wrote a post on why people needed to return to the office. It was kind of a point / counterpoint couple of posts. I covered both sides of the issue and I was done. Or so I thought. Except I received a ton of feedback in the form of emails, phone calls and even some hallway conversations. I’ve learned a bunch. One thing I’ve learned is that there are more than two sides to this issue. In fact, it’s not an overstatement to say that if a company has 500 employees there very well could be 500 sides to the issue.”

From LaRae Quy: How The Right Values Help Increase Your Wellbeing

“I’m a firm believer that jerks are not born; they are made the old-fashioned way—from the ground up, by adults who never outgrew their selfish behavior. Jerks are groomed by people who live by crappy values and tend to be awful human beings. You know the ones I mean; people who tether their goals in life to money, greed, and power. They’re the ones who die bitter and pissed off that they can’t take their possessions with them.”

From Kate Nasser: Creating Cohesive Teams Not Blind Obedience

“Leaders and managers, when building teams start with a moving picture in your mind of what you want teammates to work as a team. Do you see yourself giving orders and them complying? Or do you picture knowledgeable empowered team members closing the gaps and working through challenges together? In most workplaces today, it’s the second picture not the first. OK. So you have an image of a cohesive team. Now, consider the key steps in creating cohesive teams.”

From Suzi McAlpine: 5 phrases every leader should use

“But there ARE some phrases that skilled leaders use liberally in their conversations. Using them can help you become a better leader too. Here are five:”

From Tanveer Naseer: 8 Ways To Be A Leader That Employees Want To Follow

“Working towards developing necessary leadership qualities will require you to pay attention to many things, care about team members, and find ways to inspire and motivate them. Here are 8 measures that you can begin implementing that will help you to become a leader that people want to follow,”

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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