Leading Geeks

Thank CERN for the Internet. One of the topics I read widely about is leadership. My personal interest, along with developing my own leadership skills, is law firm leadership. There is a great selection of writing on law firm managment and leadership here at Slaw and around the web.

In my opinion, it is important to read outside your specific niche. I can’t remember now what turned me on to the Leading Geeks blog. It may have been a retweet by Greg Lambert, or a reference from Jay Sheperd, but what ever it was, I quickly plugged in to the RSS feed for this blog.

Leading Geeks, the brain child of Jenn Steele, has a great post today on the individual responsibility for personal happiness in the workplace. I encourage your visits to the blog, now a group effort, written mostly by current or former legal IT folk.

What is your favourite ‘beyond the legal’ read?


  1. Thanks for this! I agree that reading outside the discipline is an essential source of fresh ideas and new perspectives.

    I’m hooked on GovLoop, which really isn’t one blog/source, but rather a portal of many contributors – largely government workers – who talk about an endless number of topics. I usually find it most useful for discussions of technology in the delivery of government services, but there have been some equally interesting contributions on the topics of leadership, management and innovation. (Yes, there is such a thing as innovation in government :))

    Althought the main site is heavily American, there is a large contingent of Canadians on here, and much to learn from our American cousins in any case.

  2. Thanks for the link, Shaunna. I hadn’t seen Leading Geeks before!

    I read widely outside of law and librarianship, so it is difficult to choose just one, but I consistently come back to Mitch Joel’s blog and podcast Six Pixels of Separation (he also has a book of the same name). He is prolific, blogging daily and podcasting at least weekly, so it is difficult to keep up with all of what he produces, but I check in several times a week. Mitch is writing to a marketing and PR audience, but I find his thinking translates across all areas of organizations. He tackles issues related to social media and the changing world of business, things I think about a lot, so I find not only his posts but also the comments quite thought-provoking.