You can learn a lot from a good example. That’s why every week I highlight one great business blog. This week, it’s Bob Sutton’s Work Matters.
What if you had a friend who was really smart and was, say, on the faculty at a top educational institution like Stanford? And what if he also happened to write great management books, like Good Boss, Bad Boss or Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense?
If that friend also shared what he or she was thinking about a wide range of issues, the experience would be a lot like reading Bob Sutton’s blog. It’s one reason I read it religiously. But it’s not the only one.
Bob is one of the major proponents of Evidence-Based Management. His posts offer a wealth of data and information, in addition to his opinions and observations.
Bob doesn’t post regularly. Like your friend, he’s got other things to do, like promoting books and teaching. Sometimes the posts come in a flurry, but that’s OK, too.
Here are some representative posts from the last year or so. Read them with an eye toward what you can learn from Bob’s example. Check out the personal conversational tone, as well as the way Bob weaves evidence into his posts.
Read, enjoy, and learn.
Was that helpful? If it was you may want to check the complete list of blogs I’ve reviewed.