The modern leadership movement is based upon the principle that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. The arts of leadership and management, like all arts and skills, are learned and honed by practice over time no matter where you live: New Mexico, Idaho, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, doesn’t matter. And one only learns how to practice from others who are farther along than oneself. That’s where blogs can be helpful. Hundreds of experienced leadership coaches and management experts publish their thoughts online. While not everyone can afford to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a management seminar, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can access high quality leadership advice for free. To help you get started we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the 25 best blogs on leadership and management of 2013.
BecauseÂ The Best Colleges is a website that focuses on learning, our list of the 25 best leadership and management blogs puts special emphasis on education: blogs that genuinely help the reader understand leadership concepts and how to be a better manager. Only blogs active in 2013 were considered for our list, which is presented in alphabetical order.
All Things Workplace – Management and leadership consultant Steve Roesler teaches smart people practical ways to be extraordinary.
Amon Munyaneza’s Business Management Blog – Reflections and practical advice on enterprise, finance, leadership, management and more from an experienced leader and management guru.
Business Management Ideas – Collaborative blog on business and management brought to you by the smart folks at Harvard Business Review.
CEO Time Leadership Blog – Insights on leadership, time management, personal development and life from the former CEO of SYNNEX Canada.
Chris Brady’s Leadership Blog – Useful, sometimes humorous advice and stories on leadership and life from the co-author of Launching a Leadership Revolution.
Coaching Tip – Leadership and management coaching from a long-time corporate executive, entrepreneur and management consultant.
Great Leadership – Thoughts and information on leadership and leadership development from a 20 year leadership development veteran.
John Maxwell on Leadership – Advice on leadership from a legend in leadership development.
Lead Change Group – A group blog with daily doses of wisdom and insight for leaders and those aspiring to become leaders.
Leadership Blog – Leadership style, skills, and development from “‘The’ leadership blog for effective leadership” in the UK.
Leadership Freak – Short, punchy, to the point advice on leadership from Dan Rockwell.
Leading Blog – The blog of LeadershipNow offers book reviews, news, and advice on leadership from the perspective that leadership is for everyone.
Management Craft – Thoughts on honing the craft of management over time from Lisa Haneberg, Vice President and OD Consulting Practice Leader at Management Performance International.
Managing Leadership – Leadership guidance and book reviews with an eye towards senior executives.
Mick’s Leadership Blog – From UK’s LeaderValues, a blog on leadership, values, and innovation with aÂ special emphasis on multicultural, transnational issues.
N2Growth Blog – News and commentary on leadership, management, and business from CEO coach and entrepreneur Mike Myatt.
Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Blog – A top leadership guru offers his reflections on leadership and ideas of consequence.
Stephen Drain’s Leadership Blog – Probing thoughts on authentic and innovative leadership from the director of New Zealand’s AUT Centre for Innovative Leadership.
Talking Story with Rosa Say – A leadership coach talks about values, managing, leading, and creating conversational, dynamic workplaces through “talking story.”
Tanveer Naseer’s Blog – Interesting leadership book reviews, news, advice, and guidance from a Canadian business coach.
The Bing Blog – Edgy and irreverent analysis of the business world and leadership from Fortune‘s Stanley Bing.
Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership Blog – Easy to digest advice and helpful reading suggestions on management and leadership.