Do you want to get ahead at work? In the past, you could read career-oriented books and magazines to learn the secrets to success. You can still do that, but social media has made it possible to go one step further. Now you can follow the authors of best-selling career and leadership books on Twitter—and maybe even interact with them.
Here are 11 executive coaches, leadership experts, and authors you should follow on Twitter.
Jim Kouzes is co-author of the bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, as well as more than 30 other leadership books and workbooks. He tweets thought-provoking quotes, leadership tips, and links to relevant articles.
Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre, keeps a ‘wisdom journal.’ In it he writes what he learns each day. #fgs12
— Jim Kouzes (@Jim_Kouzes) October 24, 2012
Kevin Eikenberry, author of Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time, wants to help you become more remarkable. He blogs about leadership on his blog, Leadership & Learning with Kevin Eikenberry.
Ten Morning Habits that Promote Greater Success lnkd.in/8sjh57
— KevinEikenberry (@KevinEikenberry) October 26, 2012
Art Petty is the author of Leadership Caffeine: Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development and Practical Lessons in Leadership: A Guidebook for Aspiring and Experienced Leaders. He blogs about professional growth and leadership at artpetty.com.
— artpetty (@artpetty) October 23, 2012
Jesse Lyn Stoner is co-author of Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life. Jesse is a leadership coach, consultant, and former executive. She blogs about leadership at jessestoner.com.
— Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner) October 26, 2012
Steve Roesler’s All Things Workplace blog won the Best of Leadership Blogs competition hosted by Kevin Eikenberry three times. Steve’s blog teaches smart people practical ways to become extraordinary.
Thoughts for today Delegating? Your Still In It Together: One of the joys experienced by a new manager is having… bit.ly/SfG7PX
— Steve Roesler (@steveroesler) October 22, 2012
Dan McCarthy describes himself as a “leadership and management development geek.” His Great Leadership blog is a treasure trove of practical leadership tips and training, with frequent guest posts from experts in business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development.
— Dan McCarthy (@greatleadership) October 26, 2012
Joel Garfinkle is the author of seven books, including his latest, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. He is one of the top 50 executive coaches in America and regularly tweets about leadership and career development. You can find over 100 articles on the Garfinkle Executive Coaching website to help you get ahead in your career.
Read my latest article about the three steps you can take right now to mentor tomorrow’s leaders. ow.ly/eJAQy
— Joel Garfinkle (@workcoach4you) October 24, 2012
Jennifer Miller is one of the co-authors of The Character-Based Leader. She is the founder of SkillSource, a consultancy specializing in leadership development, sales relationship management, and team building.
— Jennifer V. Miller (@JenniferVMiller) October 25, 2012
Another co-author of The Character-Based Leader, Dan Rockwell dreams of making people’s lives better. One way he does that is through his Leadership Freak blog, which has almost 150,000 subscribers.
— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 26, 2012
Bret L. Simmons is a management professor whose goal is to help others build healthy, responsible organizations where everyone can thrive. He blogs about leadership at bretlsimmons.com.
— Bret L Simmons (@drbret) October 25, 2012
Lolly Daskal is a consultant, trainer, coach, and speaker who is dedicated to bringing heart-based leadership to companies and individuals. Her motivational tweets provide inspiration, and she frequently links to leadership articles from around the net.
when people sense they matter they instinctively become more engaged and more productive. #leadership
— Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal) October 26, 2012
Whether you work in public health or some other field, you can only get so far in your career with knowledge and skills alone. At some point, you have to start developing leadership and management skills. Following the Twitter accounts listed above will help you do that.