This is the time of year when my friend John Hunter, blogger at Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog coordinates the annual management carnival. The Curious Cat Management blog carnival highlights recent management blog posts 3 times each month. This is the 6th year that the normal rhythm is being broken to review the past year in management blogging. From December 15th to January 10th some excellent management blogs will be hosting reviews of what has transpired on great management blogs over the last year. You can find links to all the reviews, as they are posted, on the home page for Management Blogs: 2013 in Review.
I have been fortunate to participate in the last five annual roundups. You can see previous roundups I did on A Lean Journey's roundup page or on Curious Cat's Annual Roundup. This year I am happy to be reviewing Beyond Lean by Matt Wrye, Lean Thinking By Pascal Dennis and Al Norval, and the Old Lean Dude by Bruce Hamilton. Over the next several days I will be highlighting my favorite posts on Lean and management from these great authors.
As managers looking to improve the performance of our organizations, we really are lucky to have so many excellent management blogs to learn from. It is difficult to stay on top of all the wonderful options: hopefully these posts will provide some good resources to follow in the year, and years, ahead.