The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That
All Managers Should Bookmark
By HR World Editors on June 10, 2008
Are you looking for inspiration on leadership and management? Lucky for you, the folks
who live and breathe leadership and management every day enjoy sharing their thoughts
and successes with the masses. Check out these top 100 blogs to help bolster your
1. CEO Blog — Time Leadership: Jim Estill, CEO of SYNNEX Canada, talks about
how you, too, can meet business success.
2. Dispatches from the New World of Work: Tom Peters heads a consulting services
company. His personal motto: “The starting point of all significant change is
3. Extreme Leadership: Have you heard of extreme sports? Well, now there are
extreme leaders, too. Steve Farber heads up Extreme Leaders Inc., a business-
development company, and he also shares his thoughts on his site.
4. Leading Blog — Building a Community of Leaders: Michael McKinney thinks
that everyone is a leader. Find out how to tap into your potential with his musings
about learning, creativity and communication.
5. Leadership Turn: “Leaders DO — and it's your turn,” according to this site solely
based on leadership and management.
6. Management Craft: Management is an art, according to Lisa Haneberg, a
professional management and leadership trainer, coach, and organization-
7. LeaderValues: LeaderValues aims to help leaders in all kinds of organizations
and provide a meeting place for emerging trailblazers.
8. Slow Leadership: The title of this blog is legitimate: Postings are aimed at truly
developing a leader through mindset and behavior change.
9. Say Leadership Coaching: This Polynesian-themed blog offers mentoring,
coaching and training advice to managers and leaders.
10. Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership Blog: Wally Bock’s very easy-to-scan site
dishes up regular doses of information on leadership issues for North American
Creativity and Inspiration
11. A Budding Contrapreneur: This snappy new blog by Matthew K. Ing talks about
ideas and why some fail.
12. Liderlik/Leadership: Both English and German readers can check this blog to
13. Life Beyond Code: Categories on this blog cover business models, distinguishing
yourself and innovation.
14. Stephen Shapiro: Changing the Rules of Innovation and Creativity...: Steve shares
his “unconventional approach on business innovation, creativity, goals,
performance and critical thinking.”
15. Simplicity: The author of "Simplicity Is the Key" offers tips and tidbits on
management, such as “Staff at the front line know all the answers. All the time.”
16. Springwise: Springwise offers a wellspring of ideas for entrepreneurs.
17. Orrin Woodward Leadership Team: Orrin discusses “ideas of consequence.”
18. Leading Answers: This blog offers leadership and agile project-management
ideas, observations and resources.
19. Crossderry Blog: You’ll learn how to see “the forest for the trees” and take “the
correct fork before heading into the woods” on this site.
20. Creative Energy Officer: Recharge weekly with “ideas and insights for optimistic,
yet cynical humans.”
21. Troyworman.com: Troy Worman cultivates creativity in every page of this blog.
22. Chief Happiness Officer: Alex apparently is the “leading expert at happiness at
work.” If you think “happiness” and “work” can’t possibly go together, fill up on
his posts, which include research, lists and cute pictures.
23. Slacker Manager: With pictures, funny lists and useful tips, this slacker blog
works hard to keep you interested.
24. The Bing Blog: You’ll surely find out what not to do to become an effective
leader in this blog that covers bad jobs, bad bosses and how to zone out in an all-
25. The Bogle E-Blog: The founder of The Vanguard Group Inc. tells you how to be
as successful as he is.
26. Iinnovate: Iinnovate is a podcast by students at Stanford University's Business
and Design Schools.
27. How to Change the World: This “practical blog for impractical people” shares the
secrets of being an agent of change.
28. BrandSoul: This consultant wants to help you awaken the soul of business with
some inspirations and ideas.
29. Digital Roam: You’ll clear up the fog in your mind’s eye with this site on visual
30. The Leadership Evolution: This site offers quotes, examples and information
from books on leadership.
31. BrainCram: Brain Cram inundates your mind and soul with lengthy posts on you
and your work.
32. Timothy Coote: Timothy Coote works for a French company but gives you his
views in English.
33. Lead on Purpose: This site fosters discussions on being a leader in your
34. The Recovering Leader: Another behavior-modification approach to building
your inner leader can be found at this blog.
35. Marshall Goldsmith Blog: The co-founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners LLC, a
network of top-level executive coaches, wants to help “successful leaders get even
36. The Practice of Leadership: How-tos and inspiring quotes fill this blog.
37. Zinger On Strength-Based Leadership:“Strength-based leadership applies
strengths, caring and energy in the service of engagement. Powerful leaders
transform energy into engagement leading to improved results.”
38. Seth Godin's BLog: The best-selling author, entrepreneur and “agent of change”
gives you personal insights on the leadership landscape.
39. 800-CEO-READ Blog: Do what the blog says and read up on the latest on
business books, authors and the publishing industry.
40. Bigger Isn't Always Better: This blog imparts the wisdoms of the book of the
same name, which was written by management consultant Bob Tomasko.
41. The Long Tail: Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, shares the
theories behind his book "The Long Tail," which purports that the economy is
shifting its attention from mainstream products and markets to niches.
42. David Maister: This leading authority on the management of professional-service
firms shares his ideas with readers.
43. Mavericks at Work: This blog covers "Mavericks at Work," a veritable how-to
book for “what-if executives and entrepreneurs — a collection of new and
provocative answers to some of the most basic questions facing companies of
every size and leaders in every field.”
Development, Marketing and Finance
44. Kent Blumberg: Learn leadership, strategy and performance tips at this site.
45. Pink Slip: Maureen Rogers wants to make sure that you don’t get the pink slip
and offers advice on business lessons learned the hard way.
46. Ed Batista: Executive coach and change-management consultant Ed Batista wants
to tell you how to become the best possible leader.
47. Business Pundit: Learn how to cope when your venture fails, the six traits of idiot
bosses and other useful leadership information.
48. Sanders Says: “Sanders Says is an advice Weblog about business, culture and
49. Managing Leadership: Stay on your toes with this blog “designed to help busy
directors and executives understand how leadership really works in their
50. Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog: Get daily doses of leadership development
advice on the go.
51. SustainableWork: Novices can get tips for innovation, startups and emerging
enterprises, while established leaders can get know-how on developing
sustainable new products and services.
52. Signal vs. Noise: This blog discusses design, business, experience, simplicity, the
Web, culture and more.
53. apbLIFESUCCESS Blog: Positive posts permeate this site.
54. Mary Schmidt: This marketing troubleshooter wants to help you get your business
back on track.
55. Trusted Advisor Associates: Speaker and executive educator Charles H. Green
tells you how to build trust in your business.
56. ASK THE CZAR: You’ll never again require business advice from another
source, according to Gerry “the Czar” Czarnecki.
57. The Trump Blog: Financial fodder straight from the Don’s mouth.
58. The Becker-Posner Blog: Becker and Posner are the Siskel and Ebert of business
and financial info.
59. Digital Rules: The Blog: The publisher of Forbes magazine blogs about — you
guessed it — business and finance, along with a smattering of politics.
60. Feld Thoughts: Emailing, rejection and photos of bloody injuries greet you on this
blog by Brad Feld, an investor and entrepreneur.
61. Web Worker Daily: The site amasses advice for using the Web for work..
62. Biz Stone: The co-founder and creative director of Twitter ruminates on social
media and business.
63. Scobleizer: Known as a “technical evangelist,” Robert Scoble can help you
discover the newest ways of communicating with customers.
64. Marketing with Technology and More: Jordan Ayan, CEO of SubscriberMail
LLC, an email-marketing service, offers tips on marketing using technology and
65. The Business Blog at Intuitive.com: These online strategies and communication
tips are applicable to leadership.
66. TomBomb.com: Tom Hayes is the bomb at discussing viral business.
67. MarketingProfs Daily Fix: These professors will tell you how to market your
business using social-media, Web 2.0 and other tools.
68. Daniel H. Pink: Businessman, author and lecturer Dan Pink blogs about business
and technology in the new workplace.
69. Listen Up: John Porcaro's unofficial blog about marketing, public relations, the
Xbox, management and personal life.
70. Pause: Personal anecdotes pepper this blog by Jory Des Jardins, a media
consultant who works with businesses and media companies to develop
71. Steve Yastrow: Reinvent the way your company connects with customers through
72. Bob Sutton: Gear up to get better results with the professor of management
science and engineering at Stanford University's School of Engineering.
73. PyroMarketing: Greg Stielstra, author of "PyroMarketing: The Four Step Strategy
to Ignite Customer Evangelists and Keep Them For Life," shares his marketing
mastery on his blog.
74. Bird's Eye View: Learn how to better engage employees and get results with this
blog by Susan W. Bird, an author and expert on leadership.
75. ManagementIQ: BusinessWeek writers Diane Brady, Michelle Conlin and Jena
McGregor gather insights from the business thinkers and critique the latest
management trends to help you manage smarter.
76. Fred Reichheld: Fred Reichheld blogs about bettering your business through
customer, employee and partner loyalty.
77. Cali and Jody: Cali and Jody created ROWE — Results-Only Work Environment
— to reinvent the relationship between employers and the people who get the
78. Made to Stick: Another blog based on a book, this one is about communicating
ideas that will sink in.
79. KR Connect: Kevin Roberts serves as the CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi,
one of the world's leading creative organizations, which employs more than 7,000
people in 83 countries. Translation: He knows his stuff.
80. Management by Baseball: “Management consultant and ex-baseball reporter Jeff
Angus shows you almost everything you need to know about management you
can learn from baseball.”
81. Rock & Roll Lessons: John O’Leary blogs about business lessons from rock-and-
roll bands, which he also using to compile a book.
82. Play the Game of Life: Columbia University Business School graduate and world
traveler Ryan Petersen shares his thoughts on business.
83. The Engaging Brand Blog: Employee-management tips permeate this blog by
Anna Farmery, speaker and social-media coach.
84. Influxinsights: “The goal of Influx is to provide ideas for brands that help connect
them to culture and allow them to thrive” by “using a combination of skill sets:
Account planning, anthropology, trend forecasting and creativity, Influx helps
create future pathways for brands.”
85. Hog Blog: Action, insight and inspiration will make you happy that you checked
out these musings from a speaker, author and branding expert on radical
86. MartinLindstrom.com: Martin Lindstrom, who founded his own advertising
agency at the age of 12, is a branding guru who imparts knowledge on
transforming marketing strategies into positive business results.
87. Name Wire: Experts with experience at Pillsbury, Kraft Foods Inc., Pizza Hut inc.
and other companies blog about brand development and strategy.
88. The Simmons SOM Library Blog: This blog is for the Simmons College School
of Management community and is maintained by the school's librarians.
89. Frontline Leadership TRENDS: Get leadership tips, lessons and ideas.
90. Personal Branding Blog: Learn how to not abandon your brand but instead see it
through from conception to completion and beyond.
91. What's Your Brand Mantra?: Jennifer Rice blogs about brand strategy, integrated
marketing communications and customer research.
92. Metacool: Marketer, engineer and educator Diego Rodriguez wants to inspire
93. The Power of the Purse: Fara Warner finesses on how companies can cater to “the
world’s most important consumers”— women.
94. The Wild WE: This fun blog targets businesswomen.
95. WonderBranding: More useful information on marketing to women appears on
Michele Miller’s blog.
96. Great Leadership: Opinions on information on leadership and leadership
development by Dan McCarthy, manager of leadership and management
development at an undisclosed Fortune 500 company.
97. Learned on Women: This blog researches female customers to help your business
98. Boomer Women Marketing: Mary Brown, president and founder of Imago
Creative — the only marketing firm in the U.S. specializes exclusively in
marketing to baby boomer women — shares her beliefs about creative branding
relying on human connections.
99. Rethink Pink: News about marketing to women can be found at this blog.
100.Women's Leadership Exchange Blog: Leslie Grossman threads news and politics
with business basics for women