From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/1/20

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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 Judy Sims, Scott Eblin, Art Petty, Karin Hurt and David Dye, and Kevin Eikenberry.

From Judy Sims: It’s Time to Let Go of What’s Ending

“Everything ends. It just does. So let go. Failure to let go of what’s ending is one of the most common reasons that people get stuck. When we look to the past, we turn our backs on our future, on potential and on possibilities. And in these times of complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity, heaven knows we all need to focus on possibilities”

From Scott Eblin: Simple Physical Routines for Successful Stress Management

“2020 has been a year of unprecedented stress for all of us and it’s only June. Realistically, given where we are with the pandemic, the economy, the protests and a highly contested and consequential election coming up in November, the stress inducers are not going to taper off anytime soon. Without mitigation, all of that can leave you and your team members in a state of chronic fight or flight.”

From Art Petty: Stop Talking, Start Asking and Listening

“There’s a crisis in our organizations. It’s a talking crisis, characterized by a gross lack of listening. Most senior leaders I encounter are great at talking, occupying most of the oxygen in every room. What they’re not so good at is listening.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: How to Maintain a Steady Stream of Innovation and Solutions

“In our research for Courageous Cultures, we found that half of the respondents, irrespective of their level in the organization, felt that their leaders don’t take their ideas seriously.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Remote Leadership Doesn’t Mean Remote Control Remote leadership

“In 1964 the first remote control for a TV was created. Sometime after that, the TV watching experience changed forever. The remote made it easier to watch and control the television. Quite possibly earlier this year you created a remote team. You may not have wanted one, but here you are. And while the remote control helps TV viewing, remote leadership control doesn’t help you at all.”

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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