By Evan Carmichael on November 30th, 2010
We may not all be natural born leaders, but the power to become one is within each of us. And in order for us to take our companies from being just good to great, we need to learn how to unleash that power. The 50 bloggers below are here to help you do just that. They are the best in their field, offering people their insights into how to build the skills you need to take yourself, and all those under your responsibility, to the top! Check out the Top 50 Leadership Blogs for 2010 below and get started today.
Leadership at Work
1) Seth’s Blog
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ – Seth Godin is a bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change. His latest book, Purple Cow, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. It’s all about how companies can transform themselves by becoming remarkable. Read his tips here.
2) Daniel Pink
http://www.danpink.com/- Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work — including the New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. Visit his blog to understand more about human motivation and high performance.3) Execupundithttp://www.execupundit.com/- Michael Wade, a partner with Sanders Wade Rodarte Consulting Inc., knows the challenges faced by individuals at all levels of the workplace. He has been helping organizations with sensitive management issues for over 30 years and continues to coach executives, managers, and employees on how they can get from “very good” to “extraordinary.”4) Three Star Leadership Blog
http://blog.threestarleadership.com/ – If you are a boss at any level, this blog will give you insight, information, and pointers to resources to do a better job and live a better life.5) Michael Lee Stallard
http://www.michaelleestallard.com/ – Michael Lee Stallard is one of the world’s leading experts on what rational and emotional connections increase employee engagement and strategic alignment to boost productivity, innovation and organizational performance. To get his insights on leadership and employee engagement, check out his blog.6) All Things Workplace
http://www.allthingsworkplace.com/- “Teaching Smart People Practical Ways To Become Extraordinary!” Steve’s phone rings when it’s time to figure out how to make the right things happen – and then make them happen. Find out how on his blog.7) Simply Lisa
http://www.lisarosendahl.com/ – Lisa Rosendahl is a HR leader with more than 18 years of professional human resources experience. What started out as a way to process thoughts, is quickly developing into a craft as she seeks out opportunities to write (and speak) on leadership, personal growth and human resources.8) Leading Answers
http://leadinganswers.typepad.com/leading_answers - In this blog, Mike Griffiths shares his ideas on leadership and agile project management as well as engaging in conversations with readers. Check it out as a useful resource for leadership and agile project management information.9) Plain Talk Blog
http://eileenmcdargh.com/blog – Since founding McDargh Communications in 1980, Eileen McDargh has helped organizations and individuals transform the life of their business and the business of their life through conversations that matter and connections that count. Get her insights here.*** Bonus Blog *** N2Growth Blog
http://www.n2growth.com/blog/ – The N2growth blog is authored by Mike Myatt, Top CEO Coach, N2growth’s Chief Strategy Officer, & author of “Leadership Matters…The CEO Survival Manual.” Mr. Myatt posts on CEO leadership, coaching, crisis management, and branding.
Leadership and Vision
- 10) Michael Hyatt’s Blog
http://michaelhyatt.com/ – Michael Hyatt is the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. This is his personal blog. It is focused on “intentional leadership.” His philosophy is that if you are going to lead well, you must be thoughtful and purposeful about it.11) Perry Noble
http://www.perrynoble.com/- Perry Noble, Senior Pastor of NewSpring Church, located in Anderson, SC admits that “these are the writings of a man who is out of his mind.” Enjoy his thoughts on vision, leadership, creativity here.12) Daniel Decker
http://danieldecker.net/- Daniel Decker is President of Higher Level Group, which works with authors, professional speakers, and organizations to expand their influence. On this blog you’ll primarily find his thoughts on Possibility, Perspective, Influence, Leadership, Publishing, Book Marketing, Marketing and Social Media.13) Lead Change Group
http://leadchangegroup.com/- The Lead Change Group is committed to instigating a leadership revolution. It encourages, energizes and equips one another to apply character-based leadership to lead change in ourselves, in others, in our communities.14) The Recovering Leader
http://leadershipunleashed.typepad.com/leadership – This blog offers tips on self-awareness in leadership: resources, reflections, tools, stories, insights, and ideas related to making the world a better place.
- 15) TerryStarbucker.com
http://www.terrystarbucker.com/- Terry Starbucker spreads “realistic optimism” through a philosophy he calls “Half-Fullism“. He’s been in the business world for over 27 years in various leadership positions, and is a constantly learning student of leadership, and happy to share his ideas, experiences and knowledge through this blog.
http://stevefarber.com/- Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community. Get all his tips on his blog!
17) Unfolding Leadership
http://www.unfoldingleadership.com/blog- Dan Oestreich is a consultant, coach, and trainer. His mission is to be a portal to a better world through the growth, development and healing of leaders. And who is a leader? Any one of us, anyone who makes a conscious and positive contribution to a better world, he says.
18) Survival Leadership
http://survivalleadership.blogspot.com/- Survival Leadership offers leadership development from a leading Executive Coach, who teaches you what you need to know to do just that – survive.
19) Mark Sanborn
http://www.marksanborn.com/blog- Mark Sanborn writes on leadership development, customer service, teambuilding and personal development. Leadership is not power over people but power with people, and he shows you how to achieve this.
20) Self Leadership Coaching Blog
http://selfleadership.com/blog – Andrew Bryant’s Self Leadership International is a world-class provider of coaching, consulting and training solutions with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to realize and actualize their full potential. Learn more on his blog.
21) Great Leadership
http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/- Dan McCarthy has been a practitioner in the field of leadership development for over 20 years. He’s currently the Manager of Leadership and Management Development at a Fortune “Great Place to Work”, “Training Top 125″, and “High Impact Learning” (HILO 80) company. Get his tips here.
22) Leading Questions
http://edbrenegar.typepad.com/leading_questions – Ed Brenegar provides leadership guide services to help people make life and work transitions that result in making a difference that matters. Get your Leading Questions answered here.
23) Samuel Bacharach Blog
http://bacharachblog.com/- The essential questions this blog asks are: “What makes leadership work? What does being proactive mean?” Through wide ranging examples this publication attempts to illustrate that good leaders, good businesses, good politicians, and good artists are all well versed in the skills of execution— everything else is nice, but hardly necessary.
24) Ansen Leadership Development
http://ansenleadership.com/blog/- Barbara Schmitt is an Associate Certified Coach and earned Certifications as a Professional Empowerment Coach and Leadership Development Coach. Get her professional opinions on how to get the career you want here.
25) Leader Business
http://www.leaderbusiness.blogspot.com/- Tom Magness is passionate about the need for leaders to step up – in all walks of life. He also know that not all people understand what it takes to be a leader. Leader Business is a collection of insights on different aspects of leadership. These topics are the result of his 24 years (and counting) in the military and are intended to shine a light on various elements of leadership that collectively he calls the business of leaders.
26) The Enlightened Manager
http://blog.emergenceconsulting.net/- Cheri Baker is the owner of Emergence Consulting, an Organizational Development Consulting firm based near Seattle, WA. She blogs about personal and professional development for leadership.
- 27) Weekly Leader
http://weeklyleader.net/- Each week Weekly Leader searches the Internet and print world for news about the latest and best practices in leadership and presents summaries filled with links to the original content; you could consider it your Cliff Notes for leadership.
http://rapidbi.com/management – Mike Morrison is a learning and development specialist based in London, UK. This blog contains some of the key things he learned or techniques he uses or hears about. Occasionally it will contain overviews of products or views on what is happening in the world of L&D and OD.
29) Cutting-Edge Leadership
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership – Cutting-Edge Leadership offers the best in current leadership research and theory, from cultivating charisma to transforming your organization.
30) Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog
http://coachingtip.blogs.com/coaching_tip – Coach John G. Agno is your own cultural attache; keeping you abreast of what’s effective in leadership. People learn better and are positively motivated when supported by regular coaching, he believes.
31) Sources of Insight
http://sourcesofinsight.com/- Empowering you with skill, Sources of Insight is J.D. Meier’s channel for finding and sharing patterns and practices from the best books, people, and quotes he can find. Help discover your mission and vision.
- 32) Seiden Leadership
http://jasonseiden.com/- Jason Seiden is known personally for his philosophy of “Fail Spectacularly!” and his eponymous blog. He regularly speaks to organizations and the media about how to develop specific communication habits that have been proven to eliminate fear, facilitate decision making, and improve business results.
33) Scott Gould
http://scottgould.me/- Scott Gould is a noted leader on the changing nature of communication who consults and speaks professionally on the subject in addition to his portfolio of endeavours. Get the tips of Scott and his friends on this blog.
http://thoughtleadersllc.blogspot.com/- ThoughtLEADERS offers practical articles on leadership, strategy, career, communications and customer service.
35) KR Connect
http://krconnect.blogspot.com/- Kevin Roberts is the New York-based CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi – one of the world’s leading creative organizations – and part of Publicis Groupe, the world’s fourth largest communications group. Check out his blog, which covers his thoughts on innovation, leadership, learning, value, and more.
Leading a Team
- 36) Winning Workplaces
http://blog.winningworkplaces.org/blog/winning-workplaces – Too often, the information and resources needed to create a high-performance workplace are out of reach for all but the largest organizations. Winning Workplaces’ goal is to provide small and midsize employers with proven, practical, and affordable people practices.
37) Managing Communities
http://www.managingcommunities.com/- Patrick O’Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a network of websites covering various interests. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of “Managing Online Forums,” a practical guide to managing online social spaces. He blogs about online community at ManagingCommunities.com.
38) Team Fusion
http://www.teamfusion.net/index.php/site/Blog – Marjorie Treu is CEO of Team Fusion, LLC, a company dedicated to empowering managers with the tools to create and live their leadership legacy. Create your own legacy today!
Leadership and Management
- 39) Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog
http://management.curiouscatblog.net/- This blog is focused on Deming’s ideas, lean manufacturing (lean thinking), six sigma, customer focus, systems thinking, Toyota Production System (TPS) and innovation. You could get lost here for hours. The one benefit if you did, you should come out as a smarter cat!
40) Agile Management
http://www.noop.nl/- Jurgen Appelo is a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, developer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, and… Dutch guy. Since 2008 Jurgen has written a popular blog at www.noop.nl, which deals with development management, software engineering, business improvement, personal development, and complexity theory.
41) Managing Leadership
http://managingleadership.com/blog- Jim Stroup is a management consultant specializing in organizational leadership. He consults widely and writes on this subject, as well as other related organizational and management topics. Visit his blog to learn how to Manage Leadership.
42) Ask A Manager
http://www.askamanager.org – Alison Green believes the whole point of managing is to get things done. Everything else follows from there. Follow her three-year old blog here.43) The Tom Peters Weblog
http://www.tompeters.com/ – Tom, who is widely credited with almost single-handedly “inventing” the “management guru industry,” now billions of dollars in size, writes, reflects, and then presents about 50 seminars each year. His blog offers management consulting and leadership training development advice.44) Management Skills Blog
http://www.managementblog.org/ – Tom Foster spends most of his time talking with managers and business owners. The conversations are about business lives and personal lives, goals, objectives and measuring performance. This blog is that part of the conversation he can share.45) Management Craft
http://www.managementcraft.typepad.com/- Lisa Haneberg thinks of management and leadership as a craft – a practice that we hone and develop over time. Learn her for tips for enabling business effectiveness and alignment.46) CEO Blog: Time Leadership
http://www.jimestill.com/- Time Leadership is Jim Estill’s philosophies on Leadership and Time Management. He calls it CEO Blog – Time Leadership because of his keen interest in time. He has authored a Time Leadership Audio CD, book and eBook; “How to use the Secrets of Leadership for Time Management”. Get his tips here.
47) Women’s Leadership Blog
http://blog.futurewomenleaders.net/- The Women’s Leadership Blog is hosted by Future Women Leaders. The goal of the blog is to share resources, tips, and advice from our organization and other organizations and companies promoting our mission of inspiring women to become leaders in their personal and professional lives.
48) Women in the LEADhttp://globaldialoguecenter.blogs.com/women – This blog is all about bringing together women from around the world to teach them new skills, build leadership, share ideas and more.
49) Management by Baseball
http://cmdr-scott.blogspot.com/- What do Hall of Fame baseball managers like Connie Mack & John McGraw have in common with today’s business leaders? Why are baseball managers like Tony LaRussa & Ozzie Guillén better role models for management than corporate heroes like Jack Welch, Ken Lay & Bill Gates? Management consultant and ex-baseball reporter Jeff Angus shows you almost everything you need to know about management you can learn from baseball.
50) Women’s Leadership Exchange Blog
http://www.womensleadershipexchange.com/blog.php- Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE) is a social entrepreneurship organization founded by and for successful businesswomen. Recognizing the unique challenges facing women in business, the WLE blog that helps them fill the information gap and provides a venue for building connections that will facilitate their success in business and in life.
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