General Management Insight

Must-Bookmark Sites for Managers has put together a comprehensive list of the top sites that would be highly beneficial for business managers to review.  It’s titled: 101 Must-Bookmark Sites for Managers.

The list was assembled by Linda Hubbard and her team.

“The goal of our organization is to assist management professionals and those aspiring to management with educational opportunities and resources,” Hubbard says. “We believe our article 101 Must-Bookmark Sites for Managers helps us reach our goal by listing some of the top webpages on management.

Each site has a large wealth of knowledge on the subject and tips and tricks on how to become a more effective manager.”

Hubbard states her team takes tremendous pride in putting together a solid online resource for managers.

There are tips from how to run meetings to updates on new project management software. The following sites have general insights for managers that can help reinforce a well-used skill, or add a new tool to the manager’s utility belt.

Here are the top 30 sites on the list.

1.    Personalysis Blog

Personalysis is a company that specializes in management and organizational behavior. By analyzing those qualities, they are able to deduce certain habits that are counterproductive in a company and offer advice for how to fix the problems.

Persuasive Post – A Management Myth Busted

2.    Human Insights

Human Insights Blog gives information that is a combination of managerial insight, leadership skills, human resource knowledge, and other various skills useful for business.

Persuasive Post – Are You Making These 5 Major People Management Mistakes?

3.    Bare Knuckle People Management

Bare Knuckle People Management is a book and subsequent blog that focuses on understanding teamwork and interacting with people better.

Persuasive Post – The Exterminator

4.    Let’s Grow Blog

Let’s Grow is a blog that educates readers on various aspects on leadership to cultivate a more actively engaged group of leaders.

Persuasive Post – The Value of Coffee

5.    People Management

People Management is a site dense with material that looks mostly at topics centered around issues with human resources in companies.

Persuasive Post – HR Practice

6.    Manage Lead Succeed Blog

This blog provides pragmatic solutions to managerial problems and the unpredictability of people. Manage Lead Succeed blog-runner Alan Matthews admits that he has not had extensive managerial experience, but claims that still having experience sorting out problems with people in general has equipped him with a unique skill set that is informative.

Persuasive Post – Who I Work With

7.    Management Skills Blog

Management Skills Blog provides analysis of what skills are necessary for good management and elaborates on other managerial aspects through a variety of blog posts.

Persuasive Post – Who Builds The Talent Pool?

8.    Leading Effectively

Leading Effectively goes into various aspects of being a leader and develops concepts and tips for improving upon the skills already in place.

Persuasive Post – Four Tools for Finding Your Way: A Guide for Women Leaders

9.    Gemba Panta Rei

Gemba Panta Rei is a blog that analyzes a multitude of issues in managing and leadership, but also how to coordinate team efforts into more effective avenues.

Persuasive Post – Heard on the Gemba: We Are Great Problem Solvers, But The Problems Keep Coming Back

10.    Lean Blog

Leanblog discusses techniques for achieving more effective implementation of a “lean” business model. The author of the blog strives to help companies become “lean” and more effective with their means and how to reduce “fat.”

Persuasive Post – Japan Trip: Going Gemba and Seeing 5S at a Japanese Hospital

Business Conflict Resolution

Conflict management and mediation is a huge part of business. Negotiations between companies and within companies often need a third party to step-in and make sure that things stay civil and everyone’s needs are met while keeping the company on track.

11.    Artixan Consulting Group LLC

Artixan assists companies with solutions concerning employee relations and human resources. Their experience working in corporations gives them a very particular insight into the best approach to business matters.

Persuasive Post – Our Promise

12.    Stephen Kotev

Armed with a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, Stephen Kotev is an experienced conflict resolution consultant.

Additionally, his website includes a blog that provides valuable insight into his views on various issues in the field of conflict resolution.

Persuasive Post – Mediation

13.    The Conflict Consultancy

The Conflict Consultancy specializes in personalized attention to companies looking to enhance organizational wellbeing in the workplace.

Persuasive Post – Organizational Culture

14.    Conflict Gateway

Conflict Gateway features articles, training materials, videos, forums and links related to all types of conflict mediation. The site’s news page also features stories of conflict mediation and negotiation playing out in the public view among well-known business people and even celebrities.

Persuasive Post – News

15.    Conflict Management Consultants, Inc.

Conflict Management Consultants Inc. handles clients of various sizes for implementing various conflict resolutions. They strive for adding constructive change to a work environment while also increasing the bottom line.

Persuasive Post – Dispute Resolution

16.    Michael Pollack Mediation Services LLC

Michael Pollack provides dispute resolution services to help clients avoid costly and time consuming litigation. He believes that most conflicts can be settled outside court in much less time and with a better outcome for all parties involved.

Persuasive Post – The Role of Cultural Sensitivity in Modern Mediation

17.    Playing Well at Work and Beyond

Diedre Combs uses this site to share insights on conflict management and development in both personal and professional contexts. Introspection, empathy, and reflection are major themes in her approach to conflict mediation.

Persuasive Post – Remembering our Roots

18.    Conflict Resolution Center

Since 1983, Conflict Resolution Center has sought to provide clients with effective solutions to conflicts that bring people together. Their goal is to also broaden the reach of mediation to groups that typically have less access to the services such as the elderly and immigrants.

Persuasive Post – Taste of Mediation

19.    Connell Curtis Group

Connell Curtis Group specializes in working with small businesses for consulting purposes that help maximize revenue and sustain healthy growth.

Persuasive Post – Our Solutions

20.    Consensio

Consensio is a large mediation and conflict resolution company, but this doesn’t take away from the attention to detail they provide clients. On the contrary, due to their size, they are able to assign a team to each client to ensure thorough attention is given. Clients include British Gas, Channel 4, and Cancer Research UK.

Persuasive Post – Consultancy

21.    Disputing

Karl Bayer’s blog looks at various dispute resolutions and elaborates on them in detail, highlighting problems with contemporary cases in addition to other aspects.

Persuasive Post – Healthcare Disputes

22. covers an extensive range of areas relevant to the field of mediation and difficulties mediators typically face. Mediators are broken down by city and even includes information for continuing education for mediators looking to further their degrees.

Persuasive Post – Civil

23.    Shahrad Milanfar’s Mediation Blog

Shahrad Milanfar runs a blog that guides readers through the mediation process with informative and interesting posts. The seasoned mediator gives his own insight on how to provide better communication and achieve the resolution desired.

Persuasive Post – What Community Mediation Can Teach Attorneys About Mediation

24.    Our Bully Pulpit

Workplace bullying occurs on an increasingly common basis today and Our Bully Pulpit looks at the issues presented by this, as well as how to resolve it.

Persuasive Post – Can You Survive The Office Witch Hunt?

25.    Business Conflict Blog

Blog author F. Peter Phillips has extensive experience in business disputes and formed this blog to provide a forum for neutral advice on conflict management.

Persuasive Post – AAA Offers Online Drafting Tool

26.    Brains on Purpose

Brains On Purpose is an interesting blog that looks at how tied together neuroscience and conflict resolution are. Neuroscience news also takes up a small part of the site for those further interested in the area.

Persuasive Post – The Future of Emotion Regulation Research: Capturing Context

27.    The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog is an independent and neutral source for dispute resolutions. Many of the posts are centered around conflict resolution in university settings, but does not exclusively look at those issues.

Persuasive Post – Sexual Assault Report from University of Michigan Reaffirms Ombud’s Confidentiality

28.    Negotiation Law Blog

Negotiation Law Blog discusses various subjects of importance in the mediating community and expands on them in depth.

Persuasive Post – The Mythical Distinction Between ‘Work’ and ‘Home’

29.    The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer discusses his disdain for interacting with people, but the necessity for it in cohabiting in this world. The blog looks at a range of topics, all examining how to move past a dislike for interacting with people and implementing a practice that procreates resolution.

Persuasive Post – Listening as a Tool to De-escalate Conflicts

30.    Workplace Bullying Institute Blog

Workplace Bullying Institute Blog examines different cases of workplace bullying around the country and gives a more substantive voice to the issues as they’re examined. The blog is an effective tool for discussing new cases of workplace violence.

Persuasive Post – Exiled NYC Science Teacher Strikes Back Against Workplace Bullying

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