From the Independent Business Blogs: 7/8/20

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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 Tanmay Vora, Scott Eblin, Steve Keating, LaRae Quy, and Lolly Daskal.

From Tanmay Vora: Leading in Difficult Times: Coaching with Compassion

“Constantly giving directions or trying to coerce people rarely brings out the best in them. The need to exercise compassionate leadership magnifies in uncertain times like these when people are anyway struggling to find a balance between work, related anxieties and impending uncertainties.”

From Scott Eblin: How to Push Your Mental Reset Button

“There’s a simple technique that works for me and that I’ve been sharing with my clients over the past six or seven years. It’s at the top of the list of habits they adopt because they find it so immediately effective.”

From Steve Keating: The Decision to Try

“All self-made successful people have one thing in common. They made the decision to try. I hesitate to say ‘self-made’ since I’m not sure I’ve ever met a truly successful person who wasn’t aware that they had lots of help on their journey to success.”

From LaRae Quy: Why Finding Your Passion Is Terrible Advice

“Some of the first words on the pages of a typical self-help book are, ‘Follow your passion.’ Once you start going down that hopeless rabbit hole, you’re likely to find yourself surrounded by lots of lost people who mumble to themselves as they sleepwalk through life.”

From Lolly Daskal: Why Every Leader Needs to Spend Time Alone

“Studies have long shown that chronic loneliness and isolation are damaging to people’s mental and physical health. But a balanced amount of time spent alone has clear benefits—and depending on your temperament, it may be a necessity. It can even help strengthen your leadership. Here’s how:”

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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