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Looking for Leadership?

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As a library leader, I find management blogs to be some of the most helpful blogs around.  There are blogs that offer scenarios and advice that are especially fun to read, others have articles that get your brain clicking in a new way, and still others get you to try something new.

The management blogs that I follow are not specifically for libraries.  Management blogs for libraries are tough to find (though if you have some to recommend, I’d love to see them.)  Instead these are general management blogs, many for business.  So take that slant for granted.  I always think that what pertains to business management can easily be changed slightly and applied to government or non-profit management too.

Here are my favorite management blogs.  I’d love to hear if you have others that I should try too!

All Things Workplace: Steve Roesler shares tips about management of personnel that will have you coaching, encouraging and leading confidently in no time.

Ask a Manager: This Q&A blog answers reader questions about hiring, interviewing, firing and much more.  Look at the comments for additional takes on the questions.

Coaching Tip:  John G. Agno’s blog tackles the importance of coaching and trying to define leadership.

Evil HR Lady: This is a Q&A blog that answers reader questions about issues in the workplace.  The questions are often difficult and convoluted, which makes it all the more fun to read and learn from.

Fistful of Talent: This blog takes on HR, recruiting, leadership, performance issues, and much more.  Don’t miss the Bad HR section.

Great Leadership: Dan McCarthy’s blog helps you focus on leadership development for both yourself and your staff.

Leading Blog: From LeadershipNow, this blog offers advice for leaders that is gleaned from famous leaders.  They also tend to have lists of other articles you may have missed.

Three Star Leadership:  This blog offers tips of the day for bosses at any level, ideas for things to read as a leader, and developing the skills that it takes to be a leader.

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  1. June 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I LOVE Ask a Manager. It is so helpful, and as you say, the comments are good too. I learned about Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home (employeeatty.blogspot.com) through Ask A Manger. It is not so much management, but employment law from the the standpoint of the employee. Thanks for your list; I will add some of these to my RSS reader.

    • June 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Let me know which ones you like best! And I’ll add Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home to my reader. Thanks!

  2. September 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Great resources – thanks for sharing them! PS: What pulled me in initially was your graphic…so many times us bloggers get drained from being over-committed…good reminder!

  1. January 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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