From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/10/22

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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 leadership posts by Ed Batista, Kate Nasser, Gregg Vanourek, Karin Hurt, and Dan Rockwell.

From Ed Batista: How to Deliver Bad News

“The unpleasant task of delivering bad news is a common challenge for my clients: the CEO with bad news for their Board, the executive with bad news for their CEO, the investor with bad news for their LPs, the leader at any level with bad news for their employees. No one enjoys this onerous task, but over the years I’ve seen leaders make a bad situation worse by trying to avoid or delay the inevitable discomfort.”

From Kate Nasser: Turn Verbal Conflict into Great Opportunity & Results

“Leaders and managers, you can turn verbal conflict into collaboration and results. Don’t let clashes of differences become the driving force on your teams. Here’s how to identify the possible verbal collisions and turn them into opportunities and results.”

From Gregg Vanourek: How to Build Confidence in Yourself and Your Leadership

“Contrary to what many people believe, confidence isn’t a fixed trait. We’re not either born with it or missing it. We can acquire confidence and build it over time. As we improve and develop mastery, we build confidence.”

From Karin Hurt: Email Best Practices: How to Send a Better, More Effective Email

“When you’re working in a remote or hybrid team, having a common agreement on your email best practices will save you gobs of time and frustration. Start with subject lines that tell the reader exactly what you need from them and when. Talk about who it makes sense to cc, and when. Create team norms for when to ditch the email and send a text for a quicker response. And, of course, ensure everyone knows when to pick up the phone or schedule a meeting for deeper conversation and decision-making.”

From Dan Rockwell: 5 Morning Habits You Need to Stop Today

“Bad morning habits result in stumbling through the day.”

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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