From the Independent Business Blogs: 8/3/22

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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 Scott Eblin, Kevin Eikenberry, Jennifer V. Miller, Suzi McAlpine, and Ken Downer.

From Scott Eblin: How to Keep Your Team Focused on What Matters Most

“If there’s one topic I hear about all the time from the leaders I work with, it’s the challenge of keeping themselves and their teams focused on what matters most. The long and ever-changing list of things competing for their time and attention can cause a sense of swirl and churn that leaves everyone frustrated and exhausted.”

From Kevin Eikenberry: Five Productive Ways to Think About eLearning

“There are plenty of ways for us to learn new skills and gain new knowledge. All of them have pros and cons. Few of those options have such varied and strong opinions about them as does eLearning. There clearly is eLearning that isn’t very effective, and it can clearly be misused. But rather than focusing on specific negative examples or concerns about the format, let’s explore five ways to setup eLearning that works.”

From Jennifer V. Miller: 11 Ways to be a Giver at Work

“Whether you are a leader or an individual contributor, you can be a giver at work. It doesn’t take any money, only a bit of time and an intention of generosity. Here are eleven things you can give freely at work:”

From Suzi McAlpine: 8 tips for leading a team remotely

“There are loads of benefits to working remotely. For one, we can roll out of bed with time for a workout, wear trackpants on our lower half all day and cook up a storm in our home kitchens at lunchtime – all obvious perks! But leading remotely can bring its challenges.

That lack of face-time means we need to rethink ways to build meaningful connection with our teams and get the best performance and engagement. So I’ve pulled together a list of some things you can dial back on or introduce, to lead a remote team effectively.”

From Ken Downer: Culture Course Correction: 11 Ways to Avoid Going Over the Cliff

“When it comes to getting things done, culture can have a huge impact not only on how well the team performs, but how likely it is that our teammates will stick around to do it again. So, what do we do when we sense that our team’s culture is heading straight for the edge of a cliff? Here are eleven ideas for how we can make a culture course correction with our teams.”

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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