The Top 20 Leadership Blogs You Should Read


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This resource list contains the top 20 business and leadership blogs as ranked by The Top 100 Leadership Blogs for 2013. The business and leadership writers featured in this list will provide you with a wealth of useful information to grow both as a leader and as a person.

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The Top 20 Leadership Blogs You Should Read

  1. 1. le ade rshipco nne xio m http://www.leadershipco nnexio m/the-to p-20-leadership-blo gs/The Top 20 Leadership Blogs You Should ReadStephan De Villiers So urc e : Bo o kb o o n.c o m“Leaders are readers”I’m sure you’ve heard this saying bef ore. I f or one believe it, although maybe a bit clichéd, to be true. Icreated this resource list of the top 20 business and leadership blogs specif ically based on this “cliché”. Ibelieve the business and leadership writers f eatured in this list will provide you with a wealth of usef ulinf ormation to grow both as a leader and as a person.I also included links to the various authors’ books, should you wish to buy it f rom Amazon.Now I do not assume to take the credit f or all the research in compiling this resource, nor is the rankingbased on my opinion. I compiled the list, curtsy of T he Top 100 Leadership Blogs for 2013follow,on, created by Frode Heimen, author of Never Mind T he Manager is dedicated to gather good quality leadership blogs. T he sole purpose of the website is tocreate a resource hub f or those looking f or great leadership blogs. T hese leadership blogs are a greatknowledge resource f or leaders all over the world.T he list contains thought leaders, CEO’s, experts, f ortune 500 coaches, business people, authors andLeadership and Management Consultants.Enjoy.The Top 20 Leadership Blogs f or 2013
  2. 2. 1. Chris BroganAut hor: Chris BroganChris Brogan is CEO & President of Human Business Works. It is an education, publishingand media company, f ocussing on assisting prof essionals to work more ef f ectively, do thework they are passionate about, and to be brave. He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of T heImpact Equation, and a sought-af ter prof essional keynote speaker.Follow Chris Brogan on Twitter @ chrisbrogan2. Intentional LeadershipAut hor: Michael Hyat tMichael Hyatt is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (T homas Nelson). It is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. T he f ocus of hisblog is on “intentional leadership.” His mission is helping others to live with more passion, work withgreater f ocus and lead with extraordinary inf luence. Michael writes on personal development,leadership, productivity, platf orm, and publishing.Follow Michael Hyatt on Twitter: @ MichaelHyatt3. The Happiness ProjectAut hor: Gret chen RubinGretchen Rubin is an author of a number of books, including the #1 New York Times andinternational bestseller, T he Happiness Project —an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientif ic studies, and the lessons f rom popular cultureabout how to be happier. On her popular blog, T he Happiness Project, she reports on her dailyadventures in the pursuit of happiness.Follow Gretchen Rubin on Twitter: @ gretchenrubin4. Daniel H. PinkAut hor: Daniel PinkDaniel H. Pink is a provocative author of amongst other books, the long-running New YorkTimes bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell Is Human, is a#1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a#1 Washington Post nonf iction bestseller. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages.Follow Daniel Pink on Twitter: @ DanielPink5. How to Change The WorldAut hor: Guy KawasakiGuy Kawasaki writes a practical blog f or impractical people. He is the co-f ounderof, a magazine style website f eaturing popular topics on the web. He is also af ounding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He is the author of ten books including Enchantment,Reality Check, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy and Selling the Dream. Guy has a BA f romStanf ord University and an MBA f rom UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate f rom Babson College.
  3. 3. Follow Guy Kawasaki on Twitter: @ GuyKawasaki6. Penelope TrunkAut hor: Penelope TrunkPenelope Trunk is co-f ounder of Brazen Careerist, a career management tool f or next-generation prof essionals. She wrote a column f or Business 2.0 magazine about herexperiences as a start-up f ounder. She decided to be a f ull-time writer, and f ocused ongiving career advice. She is the author of T he New American Dream and the number one career blog.Follow Penelope Trunk on Twitter: @ PenelopeTrunk7. Seth’s BlogAut hor: Set h GodinSeth Godin has written f ourteen books that have been translated into more than thirtylanguages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution,the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.Follow Seth Godin on Twitter: @ T hisIsSethsBlog8. The Blog of Tim FerrisAut hor: Tim FerrisTimothy Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative BusinessPeople of 2007”, Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know in 2011,” and is the 7th“most powerf ul” personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index f or 2012. He is an angelinvestor/advisor (Facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Evernote, Uber, and 20+ more) and author of the #1New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, T he 4-Hour Workweek, which hasbeen sold into 35 languages. He is listed as #13 in the“100 Most Inf luential VCs, Angels &Investors” rankings.Follow T im Ferris on Twitter: @ tferriss9. Dumb Little ManAut hor: Jay Whit eJay White f ocusses on increasing productivity, exceeding goals, automation, and f inding asimpler way f or everything.Follow Jay White on Twitter: @ JWhite10. Tom PetersAut hor: Tom Pet ersTom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way theworld does business, and of ten tagged as the best business book ever. Sixteen books andalmost thirty years later, he’s still at the f oref ront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedlyinvented.
  4. 4. Follow Tom Pet ers on Twit t er: @t om_pet ers11. Leadership FreakAut hor: Dan RockwellDan Rockwell lif e mission is to make people’s lif e better. He writes a daily leadership blogdesigned to help leaders reach higher in 300 words or less. He is a presenter, trainer, coachand mentor to current and emerging leaders/managers. In addition he enables individuals and organizationsto leverage social media to achieve strategic objectives.Follow Dan Rockwell on Twitter: @ Leadershipfreak12. John Maxwell on LeadershipAut hor: John MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, andauthor who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the f ounder of EQUIP and theJohn Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide.Follow John Maxwell on Twitter: @ JohnCMaxwell13. Rosabeth Moss KanterAut hor: Rosabet h Moss Kant erRosabeth Moss Kanter is a prof essor at Harvard Business School and the authorof Conf idence and SuperCorp. Her 2011 HBR article, “How Great Companies T hinkDif f erently,” won a McKinsey Award f or best article .Follow Rosabeth Moss Canter on Twitter: @ RosabethKanter14. Robin SharmaAut hor: Robin SharmaRobin Sharma is the globally celebrated author of 11 international bestselling books onleadership including T he Leader Who Had No Title, the phenomenal #1 blockbuster that isinspiring a movement around the idea that “Now, anyone – in any organization – can show Leadership”.His work has been published in over 60 countries and in nearly 70 languages, making him one of themost widely read authors in the world.Follow Robin Sharma on Twitter: @ _robin_sharma15. N2GrowthAut hor: Mike Myat tMike Myatt, is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Boards of Directors.Widely regarded as America’s Top CEO Coach, he is the author of Leadership Matters…T he CEO Survival Manual a Forbes leadership columnist, and is the Managing Director and ChiefStrategy Of f icer at N2growth.Follow Mike Myatt on Twitter: @ mikemyatt
  5. 5. 16. Ask a ManagerAut hor: Alison GreenAlison Green held the position of Chief of Staf f at a medium-sized, successf ulorganization, bef ore leaving in 2010 to start her own consulting businessand successf ul blog. She f ocuses almost exclusively on management and hiring and systems f or gettingthings done ef f ectively.Follow Alison Green on Twitter: @ AskAManager17. Switch and Shif tAut hor: Ted Coine & Shawn MurphyTed Coine and Shawn Murphy’s philosophy is there’s a better way to do business. T heyf ocus on doing business better f rom the human side and better f rom the customer side. Te d Co ine T his in turn makes business better f rom the prof it side as well. T heir blog is dedicatedto exploring that better way.Follow Ted Coine on Twitter: @ tedcoineFollow Shawn Murpy on Twitter: @ shawmu18. Lead Change Group Shawn Murp hyAut hor: Group blogT he Lead Change Group is a non-prof it global, virtual community dedicated to instigating aleadership revolution. T he blog f ocus on Encouraging, Energizing and Equipping oneanother to apply character-based leadership.Follow Lead Change Group on Twitter: @ leadchangegroup19. Brian Tracy’s BlogAut hor: Brian TracyBrian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in thetraining and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help youachieve your personal and business goals f aster and easier than you ever imagined.Follow Brian Tracy on Twitter: @ briantracy20. Tweak Your BizAut hor: Mult ipleTweak Your Biz is a business community – a place where business prof essionals like youcan stand out. Read the specialists, share your opinions and sign up to becomerecognized f or sharing your expertise by writing on this site!Follow Tweak Your Biz on Twitter: @ TweakYourBizI trust you f ound this resource post f illed with quality leadership blogs and books usef ul. I know I have.
  6. 6. And by the way: T he Leadership Connexion was one of the top 250 Leadership Blogs for 2013.I will be aiming higher next year!Relat ed post s: 1. Colin Powell’s 15 Rules of Leadership (6.1) 2. 9 Reasons a Leader Should Use Groups in Decision Making [Guest Post] (5.8) 3. When Leadership Trust is Broken How Do You Fix It (5.7) 4. T he Introvert’s 2013 Business and Leadership Success Pledge [Featured Post] (5.3) 5. 5 Steps to Make the Dif f icult Leadership Conversation Easier (5.1)