As a manager, you are expected to give advice, guidance, motivation and inspiration to your team. It’s helpful to have sources at the ready that guide and inspire you.

Here are nine management blogs to help you develop your leadership skills.

 1. The Chief Happiness Officer

Alexander Kjerulf’s blog focuses on creating a work environment with happy, motivated employees. He writes quick thoughts and full posts addressing the subject.

Here are three blog posts we recommend:

2. The Management Blog by BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek brings you articles that look at the business side of management to help you keep an eye on the bigger picture.

Some highlights include:

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3. Penelope Trunk

Penelope is well known for honest, straight-forward career advice from her experience in four startups. She currently writes from a farm in rural Wisconsin and offers stories and unique insight into career and management.

Here's some sound advice from her:

4. The John Maxwell Co.

John Maxwell has been working in organisational development for 40 years and offers insight about leading teams and managing people.

Some thoughts on leadership include:

5. Harvard Business Review Blog Network

HBR is sponsored by Harvard University with daily posts from a number of contributors. They address a manager’s role as well as articles about industries and business.

Recent articles:

6. Presentation Zen

As a manager, you will find yourself making formal, informal, planned and unplanned presentations. This blog can give you guidance on how to speak, so that you can influence people.

Read these first:


This online magazine caters to entrepreneurs and startups, but the underlying theme is leadership in business and in your work environment.

Here's their take on leadership:

8. Ask a manager

This blog is run by Alison Green and is in the form of Q & A. Its popularity stems from real scenarios and real answers to both the expected and the astonishing in the world of management.

Example posts:

9. Management Issues

The wise words on this blog come from regular and guest contributors. They focus on junior to mid-level management topics.


Keeping up

In order to effectively manage people, you have to learn how to lead, how to communicate, how to motivate and how to handle problems.

While you’re balancing your own tasks with managing a team, you don’t have time to sift through worthless resources or search for that one blog you read once and liked. Sign up for a tool like Feedly or Bloglovin', instead. It gives you regular updates from the blogs you follow.

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(Updated 20th December 2018)