I often get asked which blogs I subscribe to, so I thought it might be useful to share a selection of my favourites.
Whilst not all of them are directly in the field of organisational development, leadership or psychology, they all give me so much value. I love a bit of eclecticism. 🙂
I also think it’s a good thing to read widely and be curious about things outside of your area of expertise. I’ve definitely appreciated this more as I’ve got older and is one of the pieces of advice I give to my postgrad students. You never know when that seemingly random thing you came across can suddenly find relevance in your work!
So, here we go… I’ve included hyperlinks so if you hover over the name you can click through to the relevant site if you want to subscribe too.
This is an absolute gem of a resource! The Digest team keep their finger on the pulse, proving the latest psychological research in a highly accessible, short, easy-to-read format. And if you want to dig deeper, they provide further links to research papers. I can’t recommend this enough.
Every day I learn something new when one of the various CIPD updates hits my inbox. This helps you keep up-to-date with the key issues of the day, such as equal pay, working with unions, new approaches to leadership development etc. etc. etc.
As someone who is a bit more of a rule follower, I’ve always been fascinated by Mr B. His blog posts are insightful and irreverent. I love the fact that he’s prepared to share the good, bad and ugly of his leadership and business journey. And now, as a business owner myself I learn even more from his posts about entrepreneurship.
You can also follow him @richardbranson
Meet Dr Hazel Wallace. She is a force of nature. A qualified doctor, nutritionist and personal trainer. Oh and she’s just published her first book (which is great, by the way). For a long time I’ve been fascinated by the difference that diet, exercise and rest can make to a leader’s effectiveness and have started to incorporate this in to my coaching practice. This is why I find Hazel’s blog so helpful. Oh and the fact she shares amazing, healthy recipes. Yum!
You can follow Hazel on Twitter @Thefoodmedic And her Instagram feed is addictive!
His posts may be incredibly short but don’t let that fool you. Not everything of merit has to be written in a mighty tome! Every single post that lands in my inbox makes me stop and think. He takes a very different, left-field look at corporate culture and life in general. Seth’s posts are so thought-provoking that they’re the ones I tend to share most with my networks on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Seth’s Twitter feed is @ThisIsSethsBlog
For those of you who like longer, more academic style blog posts, then HBR is for you. This is an absolute essential for practitioners in the field of organisational development, change, HR and leadership development.
You can follow them on Twitter @HarvardBiz
This gentleman is an agent provocateur. His posts are challenging – a bit like a virtual slap round the face with a leather gauntlet, or downing several espressos at once! Leandro says it as it is and calls time on corporate bulls**t. A no-nonsense blog with practical advice.
You can also follow him on Twitter @LeandroEHerrero
Brilliantly insightful and witty. Daniel has a gift in that he can distil often very complex subjects and communicate them in compelling, easy-to-understand ways. If you’ve read and liked any of his books then you’ll love his blog. He also has a vlog, called The Pinkcast, which are short musings on things Daniel’s learned.
His Twitter feed is @DanielPink
The content that comes from TCC is prolific. With a community of experts sharing thoughts on talent, HR and org culture, you’ll have plenty of food for thought coming your way. If you work in HR and aren’t following the TCC blog then I’d ask you why the blooming heck not?
Vanessa runs Science of People, an organisation dedicated to decoding what makes people tick. She has a warm, accessible and self-deprecating style of writing. Her posts bring to life those awkward situations we can all find ourselves in, such as networking events, and bit by bit Vanessa will give you practical tips to help you out.
Follow her on Twitter @vvanedwards
Hope you enjoyed this post. What blog posts do you subscribe to that help you think, learn and grow? I’d love to know!
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