“Leaders are readers”
I’m sure you’ve heard this saying before. Although it may be a bit of a cliché, I for one believe it to be true. I created this resource list of the top 20 business and leadership blogs specifically based on this “cliché”. I believe the business and leadership writers featured in this list will provide a wealth of useful information 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 from Amazon.
Now I do not assume to take the credit for all the research in compiling this resource, nor is the ranking based on my opinion. I compiled the list, curtsy of The Top 100 Leadership Blogs for 2020, on Leblin.com, created by Frode Heimen, author of Never Mind The Manager .
Leblin.com is dedicated to gather good quality leadership blogs. The sole purpose of the website is to create a resource hub for those looking for great leadership blogs. These leadership blogs are a great knowledge resource for leaders all over the world.
The list includes Thought Leaders, CEO’s, Field Experts, Fortune 500 Coaches, Business People, Authors and Leadership and Management Consultants.
The Top 20 Leadership Blogs for 2020
1. Chris Brogan
Author: Chris Brogan
Chris Brogan is CEO & President of Human Business Works. It is an education, publishing and media company, focussing on assisting professionals to work more effectively, do the work they are passionate about, and to be brave. He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Impact Equation, and a sought-after professional keynote speaker.
Follow Chris Brogan on Twitter @chrisbrogan
2. Intentional Leadership
Author: Michael Hyatt
Michael Hyatt is the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson). It is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. The focus of his blog is on “intentional leadership.” His mission is helping others to live with more passion, work with greater focus and lead with extraordinary influence. Michael writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, platform, and publishing.
Follow Michael Hyatt on Twitter: @MichaelHyatt
3. The Happiness Project
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is an author of a number of books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project —an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. On her popular blog, The Happiness Project, she reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness.
Follow Gretchen Rubin on Twitter: @gretchenrubin
4. Daniel H. Pink
Author: Daniel Pink
Daniel H. Pink is a provocative author of amongst other books, the long-running New York Times 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 nonfiction bestseller. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages.
Follow Daniel Pink on Twitter: @DanielPink
5. How to Change The World
Author: Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki writes a practical blog for impractical people. He is the co-founder of Alltop.com, a magazine style website featuring popular topics on the web. He is also a founding 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 from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Follow Guy Kawasaki on Twitter: @GuyKawasaki
6. Penelope Trunk
Author: Penelope Trunk
Penelope Trunk is co-founder of Brazen Careerist, a career management tool for next-generation professionals. She wrote a column for Business 2.0 magazine about her experiences as a start-up founder. She decided to be a full-time writer, and focused on giving career advice. She is the author of The New American Dream and the number one career blog.
Follow Penelope Trunk on Twitter: @PenelopeTrunk
7. Seth’s Blog
Author: Seth Godin
Seth Godin has written fourteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. 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: @ThisIsSethsBlog
8. The Blog of Tim Ferris
Author: Tim Ferris
Timothy Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2014”, Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know in 2018,” and is the 7th “most powerful” personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2019. He is an angel investor/advisor (Facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Evernote, Uber, and 20+ more) and author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been sold into 35 languages. He is listed as #13 in the“100 Most Influential VCs, Angels & Investors” rankings.
Follow Tim Ferris on Twitter: @tferriss
9. Dumb Little Man
Author: Jay White
Jay White focusses on increasing productivity, exceeding goals, automation, and finding a simpler way for everything.
Follow Jay White on Twitter: @JWhite
10. Tom Peters
Author: Tom Peters
Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Sixteen books and almost thirty years later, he’s still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented.
Follow Tom Peters on Twitter: @tom_peters
11. Leadership Freak
Author: Dan Rockwell
Dan Rockwell life mission is to make people’s life better. He writes a daily leadership blog designed to help leaders reach higher in 300 words or less. He is a presenter, trainer, coach and mentor to current and emerging leaders/managers. In addition he enables individuals and organizations to leverage social media to achieve strategic objectives.
Follow Dan Rockwell on Twitter: @Leadershipfreak
12. John Maxwell on Leadership
Author: John Maxwell
John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide.
Follow John Maxwell on Twitter: @JohnCMaxwell
13. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Rosabeth Moss Kanter is a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of Confidence and SuperCorp. Her 2018 HBR article, “How Great Companies Think Differently,” won a McKinsey Award for best article .
Follow Rosabeth Moss Canter on Twitter: @RosabethKanter
14. Robin Sharma
Author: Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is the globally celebrated author of 11 international bestselling books on leadership including The Leader Who Had No Title, the phenomenal #1 blockbuster that is inspiring 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 the most widely read authors in the world.
Follow Robin Sharma on Twitter: @_robin_sharma
Author: Mike Myatt
Mike 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…The CEO Survival Manual a Forbes leadership columnist, and is the Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at N2growth.
Follow Mike Myatt on Twitter: @mikemyatt
16. Ask a Manager
Author: Alison Green
Alison Green held the position of Chief of Staff at a medium-sized, successful organization, before leaving in 2017 to start her own consulting business and successful blog. She focuses almost exclusively on management and hiring and systems for getting things done effectively.
Follow Alison Green on Twitter: @AskAManager
17. Switch and Shift
Author: Ted Coine & Shawn Murphy
Ted Coine and Shawn Murphy’s philosophy is there’s a better way to do business. They focus on doing business better from the human side and better from the customer side. This in turn makes business better from the profit side as well. Their blog is dedicated to exploring that better way.
Follow Ted Coine on Twitter: @tedcoine
Follow Shawn Murpy on Twitter: @shawmu
18. Lead Change Group
Author: Group blog
The Lead Change Group is a non-profit global, virtual community dedicated to instigating a leadership revolution. The blog focus on Encouraging, Energizing and Equipping one another to apply character-based leadership.
Follow Lead Change Group on Twitter: @leadchangegroup
19. Brian Tracy’s Blog
Author: Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.
Follow Brian Tracy on Twitter: @briantracy
20. Tweak Your Biz
Tweak Your Biz is a business community – a place where business professionals like you can stand out. Read the specialists, share your opinions and sign up to become recognized for sharing your expertise by writing on this site!
Follow Tweak Your Biz on Twitter: @TweakYourBiz
I trust you found this resource post filled with quality leadership blogs and books useful. I know I have. And by the way: The Leadership Connexion was one of the top 250 Leadership Blogs for 2020.
I will be aiming higher next year!