Leadership Blogs – Who’s Getting the Top Social Shares?

by Jennifer Miller on February 3, 2014

in Leadership, Social Media

The Center for Management and Organizational Effectiveness* took the time to measure the most socially shared leadership blogs in 2013. I found out through this tweet:

CMOE top leadership blog tweet

It’s interesting that The People Equation made the list at #45 (cracked the top 50!) But what does it really mean? The compilation doesn’t make any claim that these are the best leadership blogs out there. Rather, this list highlights leadership blogs that are shared most frequently via the social media channels of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Top-100-Badge_CMOEBecause I’m familiar with the writing of a few dozen of these blogs, here’s my take: many of the blogs are on here because they are both well-written and their writers have harnessed the power of social media. For example, Dan Rockwell’s Leadership Freak and Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender are numbers one and eight respectively. Both writers publish consistently high-value content and do so frequently. Therefore it makes sense that their blogs would be among the most socially shared.

If you don’t have time to read all 100 blogs, here are the writers whose work I personally know would be worth your time to check out:

1

Leadership Freak

3

Smart Blogs

5

Lead Change Group

8

HR Bartender

9

Leader Chat

12

Lolly Daskal

14

Great Leadership

16

Kate Nasser

17

Let’s Grow Leaders

18

Tanveer Naseer

20

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

25

Kevin Eikenberry

29

Aspire CS

30

Random Acts of Leadership

35

Art Petty

38

Eblin Group

41

Three Star Leadership

42

Lisa Petrilli

47

Gwyn Teatro

52

All Things Workplace

56

Giana Consulting

58

Inpower Women

62

Julie Winkle Giulioni

67

Bret L. Simmons

68

Gina Abudi

79

Erin Schreyer

91

Germane Consulting

Oh, and one more thing – as I was creating this pared-down list, I saw many more blogs that looked interesting. So, I’m not suggesting that the blogs listed above are the only ones worth your time. In fact, I’m going to familiarize myself with many more that made the top 100 list. Will  you join me?

Happy reading!

 

*A note of thanks to the CMOE for investing time to analyze the social shares. I’m grateful to have these analytics.

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Jennifer Miller February 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Jesse,

I agree. This has been a concern of mine as well – there is no way to have a completely comprehensive list to start with, so bloggers inevitably are excluded. However, with this list, I was pleasantly surprised to see a higher proportion of female leadership bloggers. I have a theory – wondering if there are more women on this list because it measured social sharing – a technology that has leveled the playing field for women.

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