From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/26/20

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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 Lolly Daskal, Steve Keating, Ed Batista, Sharlyn Lauby, and Kevin Eikenberry.

From Lolly Daskal: How to Lead in an Anxious World

“We are living through a crisis with no modern-day precedent. Organizations of every size and type, from businesses and governments to hospitals and schools to faith communities and nonprofit organizations need leaders. We need people who can help others overcome their weakness and fear and come together to do better, more difficult things than any one of them could do on their own.”

From Steve Keating: How Important is Control to a Leader?

“Many people in Leadership positions believe leading is about control. Especially controlling the people they are supposed to be leading. People in leadership positions who don’t actually lead are really struggling with this great corporate experiment happening around the world that is called ‘Working from Home.'”

From Ed Batista: Negotiating with Your Own Side

“Most of my clients are CEOs, and most of the rest are C-level officers or other executives reporting to a CEO, and a common theme in my practice is the difficulty of the occasional (but inevitable) negotiations that take place among members of the same management team. There’s a particular set of challenges that arise at the outset of these relationships during the hiring process: extensive information asymmetry, the heightened emotions that can accompany professional transitions, and sometimes radically different approaches to negotiation.”

From Sharlyn Lauby: Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

“We can set up the best home office ever and if we don’t use it well, then we won’t see the results. Having the right work from home skills is the second part of the equation. I’ve been working remotely for over 15 years and here are a few of the skills that I believe can help you be successful:”

From Kevin Eikenberry: How Flexible is Too Flexible? Leading People During a Pandemic

“We are facing working situations and complications that most have never faced before. And while enlightened leaders want to provide flexibility to their team members to accommodate these trying and challenging times, the work must still be done. This paradox raises leadership flexibility to new importance. How flexible is too flexible? How do we get the work done and take care of people? Here’s how to strike that balance.”

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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