Twitter can be a great tool, but as a busy project manager you may not have the time to identify the most valuable people and organizations to follow for your work. So to help you out, we’ve done the work for you.
Here are 10 excellent people and businesses to follow on Twitter. They each cover a different topic, but but all post consistently valuable takeaways on their feeds.
#TechinBiz is a highly valuable resource for people in just about any industry who are looking to integrate technology into their work. This twitter feed features quality content from their website, including articles and videos. They tweet multiple times per day so if you’re looking to have access to a lot of news and information, they are a good bet.
How you'll benefit from the following: Plenty of actionable takeaways, and news about technology tools you can actually use.
Beth, also known as the Introvert Entrepreneur, is a leader in all things that support introverts. We recommend following Beth because her advice is highly valuable no matter what your personality type. On her Twitter she posts relevant information on business, inspirational quotes, and links to her articles and blog posts.
How you'll benefit from the following: An entertaining and enlightening variety of content that will provide you with daily “Aha!” moments.
Drake writes about business, leadership and the workplace for Fast Company, and his twitter feed is basically a news stream of his posts, with occasional breaks for humor or word-wonkery.
How you'll benefit from the following: The people he interviews for his articles and quotes on Twitter are all people you wish you could meet in real life.
Elizabeth is the brains behind the blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, and the director of the OTOBOS group (On Time, On Budget, On Scope), a project communications consultancy. Her twitter provides links to her blog posts, current events in project management, and conversations with her followers.
How you'll benefit from the following: It’s a great source for all things related to project management, and Elizabeth is a smart yet approachable expert on the subject.
Harvard Business Review
This is the twitter feed of the Harvard Business Review. Tweets of links to their well-researched and well-written articles about business, management, workplace productivity, creativity, and more.
How you'll benefit from the following: If you want a quick look at what the smart folks at HBR have published as part of your daily Twitter newsfeed, this is the quickest way to get it.
Heidi Grant Halvorson
Author of Succeed: How We reach Our Goals, and writer for Forbes, HBR, Fast Company, Huffington Post and more, Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. writes about workplace productivity and getting things done.
How you'll benefit from the following: With articles like “What Happens When You Extend a Deadline?” (about why we don’t make good use of extra time) Heidi provides useful solutions and insights for your everyday work challenges.
As a self-described “Serial Entrepreneur,” Ilya is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades in the business world. He writes for Inc, Forbes, LinkedIn, and The Next Web on a variety of topics. On his twitter feed, he shares great tips on being successful and posts links to his articles published across the web.
How you'll benefit from the following: Ilya knows his stuff, and he shares it in small, digestible bites that work for super busy people.
Laura is the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and 168 Hours, both packed with every day productivity tips. She contributes to Fast Company and USA Today, among other publications, and her work is frequently featured in Fast Company’s series, How To Be a Success at Everything. On her twitter feed, Laura posts links to her published articles, retweets content from other thought leaders, and shares poignant thoughts from her day-to-day life.
How you'll benefit from the following: A consistent stream of productivity content that won’t overwhelm your feed.
ProjectNetwork is the twitter feed for ProjectManagers.net, which provides information on current project manager job openings, new tools for project management, and daily tips for your career. This twitter account mostly posts content from the website, but is great for keeping up on news through their feed.
How you'll benefit from the following: Be the first to know when project management jobs are posted and be updated on current events in your field.
Founder of Squidoo, best-selling author, and writer of an insanely popular blog on business management, marketing, and leadership, Godin is one of the few “gurus” who can actually claim the title (although he doesn’t). If you haven’t met Seth’s unique brand of thought-leadership, he’s well worth the follow.
How you’ll benefit from following: Get forward-thinking ideas on the nature of the workplace, management, work and self-invention.
Know anyone else who’s a great follow on Twitter for project management? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.