From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/25/21

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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 Julie Winkle Giulioni, Scott Eblin, Alli Polin, Ken Downer, and Ed Batista.

From Julie Winkle Giulioni: The Great Re-Evaluation

“There’s no argument that today’s workplace is in tremendous flux. The past 18 months have dramatically – and forever – altered the business landscape. Accelerated digitization. Support for work-from-home and hybrid configurations. Heightened attention to safety, mental health, and wellness. And this just scratches the surface.”

From Scott Eblin: It’s Time to Push the Reset Button Again

“And then the fun and optimism came to a screeching halt as vaccination rates plateaued, the Delta variant arrived, the masks went back on and plans for the Fall began to be cancelled. Heck, literally as I was writing these opening paragraphs, I got an email from a client cancelling the conference at which I was going to deliver my first in-person keynote speech in 18 months.”

From Alli Polin: The Most Important Leadership Lessons I Learned from Selling a House

“Over the years, we’ve moved in and out of apartments and sold homes. Usually, you sell one and move into your new one – letting go and moving on. Simple. This time, with our family home in Virginia, we physically moved out and mentally pressed pause.”

From Ken Downer: In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

“There’s a tool sitting on our leadership work bench that often goes neglected.  Yet it has the power to increase our team’s efforts, raise their spirits, and improve performance.  As a bonus, it takes very little time, is easy to use, costs almost nothing, and comes in unlimited supply.  What is it, you may ask?   It’s praise, and today we’ll talk about five ways you can give praise that motivates, inspires, and possibly even changes lives.”

From Ed Batista: Inflicting Help

“What are the various ways we can, with the best of intentions, inflict help?”

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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