Our list of leadership blogs that inspire and motivate us to become better.
How to survive in the constant flow of new posts about leadership and personal development? Every day, hundreds, if not thousands of new articles are published – but we only have time for a few of them at best. That’s why we decided to make a list of our favorite blogs about leadership, personal development, management which we have subscribed to for a long time now. Some of those resources you likely already know of, but some may be new and worth giving a try.
If you are a great leader, it’s not a secret for you that blogs introduce you to new ideas, open new perspectives, and give you practical advice on how to become even better. For new managers, leadership blogs are essential as they give plenty of recommendations on how to develop specific soft skills, eliminate weaknesses, build relationships in a team, boost your personal improvement efforts. Reading blogs is a vital part of leadership development activities.
Our list of top leadership blogs:
- Radical Candor
- Seth Godin
- Jason Fried
- Work Matters by Bob Sutton
- Leadership freak
- Forbes Leadership
- Delivering Happiness
- Paul Graham
- Jim Collins
- INSEAD Knowledge
- Joan Garry
- Fast Company Blog
- Growing Leaders
- Harvard Business Review
Radical Candor by Kim Scott is a framework that facilitates communication that is kind, clear, specific, and sincere. Thus, Radical Candor Blog is focused on best feedback practices with examples from real life.
Our favorite post: 11 Ways to Get Feedback From Others.
Seth Godin has one of the most widely read blogs around with thousands of posts and more than a million readers. We recommend checking his blog on Medium where he posts longer form articles about leadership, product management, marketing, and business in general. Seth’s blog is full of insights into the changes made by technology and the nature of creativity. He also gives lots of practical advice.
Our favorite post: Our Obsession With ‘Expertise’ Is Holding Us Back.
Jason Fried writes about collaboration and productivity. He’s the co-founder of Basecamp (formerly 37signals) and co-author of “Rework.”
His blog is not only about leadership, but Jason’s deep thoughts about the nature of work and original views will give leaders food for thought.
Our favorite post: On making decisions.
Bob Sutton, a creator of the blog Work Matters, is a Stanford professor and New York Times, bestselling author. Besides articles related to management, workplaces, and organizations, Bob has written many book reviews.
Our favorite post: Bad is Stronger than Good: Why Eliminating the Negative is More Important than Accentuating the Positive.
The Leadership Freak blog by Dan Rockwell provides an opportunity for daily reflection on issues involving leadership.
In less than 300 words at a time Dan analyzes a subject connected to leadership, new every day.
Our favorite post: The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership.
Forbes is a leading source for reliable news and updated analysis on leadership. Forbes blog is a huge cluster of topics that are very diverse and written by different experts from all over the world – even if some of those articles aren’t very useful for you, most of them are still very insightful.
Our favorite post: The Role Of Feedback In Leadership.
Delivering Happiness is not just a book or movement, today it’s a culture coaching/consulting company. Founded by Jenn Lim and Tony Hsieh after the success of Tony’s book, the company helps businesses to engage their employees and create a sustainable culture.
Delivery Happiness blog is an amazing collection of information about an organization’s culture including tips, leadership development, and training materials.
Our favorite post: Positive Emotions in the Workplace.
Paul Graham, a co-founder of Y Combinator, is an icon in the world of startups, and a true artist of the blog format.
Though Paul’s posts are not focused on leadership only, they will enrich any leader. Paul Graham writes about product management/creation, startups, productivity, technology. Whatever subject he covers, you can be sure it will open you to new ideas or even change your approach to how you do things.
Our favorite post: Good and bad procrastination.
Jim Collins is an American researcher, author, speaker, and consultant focused on business management, company sustainability, and growth.
He co-authored such books as “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” and “Good to Great” which are the classics of the classics in management.
In his blog articles, Jim reflects on the management history, the reasons behind successful companies, and the traits making leaders exceptional.
Our favorite post: How to Manage Through Chaos.
INSEAD Knowledge is the expert opinion and management insights by the Business School INSEAD. INSEAD Knowledge showcases the latest business thinking and views from award-winning faculty and global contributors.
Updated regularly this blog covers different business areas and has a special category focused on leadership, but you may also find useful topics like strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, etc.
Our favorite post: Why the World Needs Self-Reflective Leaders.
If you are looking for nonprofit leadership advice, Joan Garry’s blog will be a source of inspiration for you. Joan is an advisor for nonprofit leaders, and she shares a lot of useful practical information in her blog including guides to board leadership and fundraising and development.
Our favorite post: The Boss Who Just Can’t Say No.
We love Fast Company – the progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design. If a new leadership idea emerges, it will be introduced and analyzed on Fast Company.
Our favorite post: Leaders are missing what employees really need.
Growing Leaders is a non-profit organization that partners with schools, colleges, athletic depts. and organizations to develop today’s emerging generation of leaders. Their blog offers insights on leadership development and the critical need to equip young people with leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
Growing Leaders blog is unique as it focuses on leadership/soft skills development among young people.
Our favorite post: Three Myths About Leadership We Must Help Students Discard.
Last but not least, Harvard Business Review (HBR) needs no introduction. HBR covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to various industries, management functions, and geographic locations. These include leadership, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, and finance.
Many HBR articles about leadership have become a classic.
Our favorite post: The Feedback Fallacy.
It wasn’t easy to pick 14 leadership blogs among the many others available on the web. We believe that the resources above will help you to become a better leader.
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