It’s clearly a tough call to sort through the myriad of leadership blogs and distill them down to a list of the “Top 10 Leadership Blogs of 2009.” While I’m sure there are those that will disagree with my choices, I spend a great deal of time keeping up with all things leadership, and have developed a list of personal favorites over time. They may not reflect the most politically correct thinkers, but they do in my opinion offer some of the best thinking on leadership you’ll find anywhere on the Blogosphere. If you’re interested in leadership, I would highly recommend you give my list of the Top 10 Leadership Blogs of 2009 a try:
Listed in no particular order of preference:
- Extreme Leadership: Steve Farber consistently lays out useful and lucid thoughts on what it takes to be an extreme leader. Steve is a a great guy and you can follow him on Twitter @stevefarber
- Seth Godin’s Blog: The best-selling author, entrepreneur and “agent of change” gives you personal insights on the leadership landscape. I find myself only agreeing with Seth about 50% of the time, but he makes me think 100% of the time. You can follow Seth on Twitter @ThisIsSethsBlog
- All Things Workplace: This blog offers opinions and general information on leadership and leadership development by Steve Roesler. Steve’s insights are thoughtful and always spot-on. You can follow Steve on Twitter @steveroesler.
- The Management Expert: If you’re looking for a positive spin on leadership then look no further than Phil Gerbyshak. Phil’s take on leadership and management is simple, to the point and always positive. You can follow Phil on Twitter @philgerb.
- Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership Blog: Wally Bock’s blog is practical, insightful, and always personal. Wally is a pure straight-shooter who pulls no punches while also happening to be one of the best writers I know. You can follow Wally on Twitter @WallyBock.
- Marshall Goldsmith Blog: Marshall Goldsmith is a class act, a competitor of mine (one of only two or three CEO coaches that I would recommend), and a deep thinker on the topic of leadership. You can follow Marshall on Twitter @coachgoldsmith.
- John Maxwell on Leadership: The name says it all…in fact, I almost view John and the topic of leadership as being synonymous. You won’t find more solid thinking on the topic of leadership anywhere (can you tell I’m a big fan?). You can follow John on Twitter @johncmaxwell.
- ManagementIQ: BusinessWeek writers offer their insights, thoughts, and criticisms of the latest leadership/management trends.
- Leading Blog: Michael McKinney authors the Leading Blog which takes a comprehensive look at all things leadership. I tend to agree with most of Michael’s positions (except when he left my book off his list) and find his business logic to be solidly grounded. You can follow Michael on Twitter @LeadershipNow.
- Tom Peters Blog: Tom is the classic big thinker and is prone to the frequent politically incorrect rant, which is why I like him. Regardless of whether you agree of disagree with his opinions, you cannot challenge his candor or his passion. You can follow Tom on Twitter @tom_peters.
Bonus #1: There is one other blog that probably merits inclusion on the list, but since you’re already reading it, it probably goes without saying…you can follow me on Twitter @mikemyatt.
Bonus #2: For those looking to expand their horizons on the topic of leadership, I would strongly suggest looking at the leadership professionals listed on Alltop or the members of the Lead Change Group. You’ll find solid thinking from these folks, any of which I could have easily chosen to include on the above list.