Now that I’ve managed to post into the double-digits, I’ve discovered that there are some blogs that I keep returning to as I wander my way around the inter-web. These bloggers are professional leaders, mentors, coaches, and business people. They work together to discuss leadership and communication issues and respond nicely to new bloggers like myself. Each approaches the complex ideals of modern leadership in their own way.
Here are some of my favorites (they’re in no particular order, in fact they’re all equally excellent):
- Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership Blog. Wally takes on various issues, indexes his blogs for ease of searching, and responds promptly to questions and comments. Everyone who takes the time to comment gains additional value from his immediate and welcoming response. Wally also uses his influence to point to other blogs with a “top five post” every week.
- Mike Myatt’s N2 Growth Blog. In his role as a strategic leader, Mike provides tremendous value in his posts. In fact, his recently posted leadership test provides a great deal of food for thought.
- Make Work Meaningful. This collaborative site features many blog authors and serves as a one-stop shopping locale for all things leadership. Broad topics include coaching, leadership, and organizational culture. Not only does this group of people provide great value, they welcome the input of others.
- Gwyn Teatro’s You’re Not the Boss of Me. I stumbled onto Gwyn’s fantastic blog quite by accident and immediately began following her posts. As a well-established HR professional, Gwyn has some great thoughts on leadership that I think you’ll find rewarding. Plus her blog has a great title!
- Commander, Submarine Group Ten. Why the heck does this one make my list of favourites? Well, there’s the fact that it’s a Navy blog. How cool is that? The real reason? Rear-Admiral Bruner is in the process of dealing with some large organizational changes that focus on emotive issues – women in submarines chief among them. He has a tremendous leadership challenge and is using social media to reach out and engage with his sailors. His strong leadership shines through on his blog and is worth watching as the USN makes changes.
- Michael Hyatt’s Leadership Blog. Michael is the CEO of a large publishing house and provides great value through his blog. I am not alone in my thoughts on his posts – he routinely makes it through my postrank.com filter unscathed!
- John Baldoni’s Lead by Example Blog. I found John’s blog through an article that he wrote for the Harvard Business Review on leadership presence. I’ve been trying for 2o years to explain the concept of command presence to people and John’s article provided some great guidance. Definitely worth a look.
Go ahead and let me know if you follow a leadership blog that you think I would enjoy. I have also changed my wordpress layout and welcome comments/suggestions on the new format. Thanks!