One of the first blogs that I checked in on regularly back in the day (mid 2004) was Lisa Haneberg’s Management Craft.  Still check in.  Good stuff and adds a nice twist to my own take.  Today Lisa’s got a link to a poll being run to determine The Best Leadership Blogs of 2007.  I had only heard of 3 of the 10.  I have 2 of those 3 in my feedreader.  I’d say they’re good…but not great.  The third I deleted because it didn’t post frequently enough.  I did pick up a new feed…LeadershipNow by Michael McKinney.  Looks good.  Not sure about great.  We’ll see.

Hard to find great.  Or engaging.

Just this morning I was thinking about rare it is to find a really engaging post.  Not sure why that is.  Wondering if it is that the daily drive to put up something new waters down the intensity of what is written.  I know in my own case I’m always looking for a way to put up something good every day.  But I wonder if that weakens StrategyCentral?  Makes it less engaging?  What do you think?

Best of 2007 Leadership Blogs?
  • That’s a really good set of questions, Mark, and probably something that a lot of us think about (or dwell on) often.
    i’m with you on the quest to be engaging on each post. But here’s what I think I’m learning: My idea of engaging doesn’t always match everyone else’s, especially if they are looking for something in particular. For example:
    It’s always my first choice to want to do a piece that has real meaning as well as personal application. Yet what I’ve found is, some of the little “helpful hint” posts have grabbed the readership in ways that proved useful.
    Like so many things in life, “engaging” is in the eye of the beholder. So I think the best we can do is write what we genuinely believe to be engaging at the moment, and then see what happens
    Gosh, that’s not a very cut and dried answer. But it may at least be part of a greater blogtruth.
    Thanks for asking an engaging question 🙂

  • Yes! Isn’t that interesting? Good points, Steve! And by the way,
    is one place I can always find some good stuff. Great content!

  • Mitzi Arellano

    I always look forward to your blog. Who knows how many books I’ve purchased at your suggestion. You should get a commission!