Every young entrepreneur needs someone to look up to — someone who’s been there, done that, and whose experience provides important lessions.
Thankfully, there are plenty of great brains and business leaders who share those experiences and lessons online. But which voices are the best when it comes to management and leadership? We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only nonprofit organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs, this question:
“Who are the best bloggers to read for advice on improving your management leadership skills?”
Here’s what the YEC community had to say.
1. John Maxwell
“I recommend checking out John Maxwell on Leadership. John Maxwell is an expert on leadership who’s sold over 19 million copies of his books. His blog content is just as powerful as his books.” ~ Ben Lang, MySchoolHelp
2. Dave Gardner
“Dave Gardner, author and business consultant, writes one of the best blogs on business execution over at Fast Company. He is one of few elite consultants in the US, and shares incredible wisdom that businesses spend incredible amounts of money for.” ~ Danny Wong, Blank Label Group, Inc.
3. Josh Kaufman
“Josh Kaufman is a constant source of learning and inspiration for me as an entrepreneur and manager. He started The Personal MBA as an alternative to the traditional MBA path in his own life, and it has since spun off into a full online course, book, blog and excellent curated reading list.” ~ Allie Siarto, Loudpixel
4. Seth Godin
5. Derek Sivers
“Derek’s Sivers’ blog tells the lessons he learned going from a one-man show to running a huge organization that he ended up selling for millions. His creative, unorthodox approach is a welcomed change in leadership blogging.” ~ Laura Roeder, LKR
6. Mark Suster
“Mark writes at Both Sides of the Table. He’s been a successful entrepreneur, and is now a venture capitalist. He consistently provides unique perspectives on being a leader and manager vis-a-vis all of a start-up’s constituents: customers, clients, investors and partners.” ~ Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches
7. Eben Pagan
“If you want to learn how to be a leader, you’ll first have to work on developing your inner self to become someone who people look to follow. Eben Pagan’s blog and mailing list covers topics lots of personal development topics and is based on the theory that you first have to master yourself before you lead others.” ~ Matt Wilson, Under30CEO
8. Jason Seiden
“Jason is the CEO of Ajax Social Media, a company dedicated to improving the way professionals work. He’s spent the last ten years consulting to Fortune 500 executives and entrepreneurs on communication and leadership issues. At Jason Seiden, you will find an informative blog that is updated regularly and is sure to help improve your management leadership skills.” ~ Anthony Saladino, Kitchen Cabinet Kings
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