From the Independent Business Blogs: 9/23/20

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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, Karin Hurt and David Dye, Steve Keating, Kate Nasser, and LaRae Quy.

From Lolly Daskal: How to Collaborate Effectively with a Remote Team

“Many of us are missing the days when collaboration was as easy as stopping by someone’s office or arranging a face-to-face team meeting. Effective collaboration can still happen in the remote workplace, but it means cultivating a different set of skills and attitudes.”

From Karin Hurt and David Dye: 9 Mistakes That Sabotage Collaboration and Destroy Trust

“Ironically, it’s usually the well-meaning, high-achievers that find it easiest to inadvertently sabotage collaboration. When you’re that focused on winning, it can be tough to remember that the competition isn’t in the guy in the left Zoom window, it’s mediocrity.”

From Steve Keating: Do Relationships Still Matter?

“There is a growing school of thought, an alarming school of thought if you ask me, that Business Relationships don’t matter as much as they used to. Some would say they don’t matter at all.”

From Kate Nasser: Essential Decision Making Emotions: Are You Using These?

“Instead of eliminating all emotion from your decision making, use these essential decision making emotions. It’s time to embrace valuable emotions and give up the myth that all emotion is risky and bad. So as you read journals that continue to press you to eliminate all emotion, think about how you will lead any human being if you do.”

From LaRae Quy: Don’t Be A Wimp! Practical Tips On How To Overcome Obstacles

“Ranching is a serious business at 6,500 feet—the harsh winter blizzards often drive cattle into draws and the lower ground where they can be covered with snowdrifts and suffocate. Don’t be a wimp meant I needed to saddle up a horse in a blizzard to help locate the cattle so we could trail them to a corral for protection.”

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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