From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/19/20

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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 LaRae Quy, Ken Downer, Ed Batista, Steve Keating, and Karin Hurt and David Dye.

From LaRae Quy: Is There A Difference In The Way Men and Women Look At Risk?

“As we move out of our comfort zone, we move closer to risk. We don’t know how far into the unknown our risks will take us. Conventional wisdom says that women take fewer risks than men, but is it true? Much of the difference can be attributed to the ways boys and girls are socialized as children. In general, boys are reared to shoot from the hip. Girls learn early on that risky behavior can be dangerous.”

From Ken Downer: 3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

“Recently a friend of mine tweeted that she was in the middle of writing a book. The deadline was looming but she had a long way to go to get to the finish line. She said that she hadn’t run a marathon before, but guessed that’s what it must feel like. I’ve run a few, and her description seemed to me a really great way to describe what she was dealing with. After chewing on the comparison for a bit, I tweeted back three thoughts for encouragement.”

From Ed Batista: Four Ways Good Leaders Become Great Ones

“Great leaders are committed to developing other people as leaders, which often means putting them in positions where they might fail. This also involves encouraging people to step outside their comfort zone and helping them learn from setbacks and mistakes as opposed to punishing them for setbacks and mistakes immediately.”

From Steve Keating: One Small Step

“Sometimes success begins by taking a mighty leap of faith. Sometimes, but not very often. Most often, success begins with one small step.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: How to Stop Remote Work from Stealing Your Life

“It’s not your imagination: if the pandemic shifted your job to working from home, odds are, you’re working longer hours. For many of the leaders we’ve spoken with over the past months, WFH arrangements are sapping their energy and their team’s morale and mental health. To lead your team through these challenges, it’s vital that you stop remote work from stealing your life.”

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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