Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth

Top Leadership Blogs 2010Today’s post contains a list of the Top 30 Leadership Blogs of 2010. I know, I know – another list? You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?” Great question. In fact, when striving to come-up with this list I quickly came to the conclusion that while I attempted to use objective logic in making my assessments, the reality is that a list like this is mostly subjective based upon personal preference. In the text that follows I’ll share my logic, or as some will likely point out, my lack of logic in deciding which blogs to place on the list. I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list.

You’ll note when reviewing the Top Leadership Blogs list below that I did not apply a numerical hierarchy to the rankings, but rather just disclosed my data points – I decided it would be a better list if I let you draw your own conclusions and render your own opinions. Therefore what I have put forth is an unordered list of my personal favorites. I invite you to challenge my logic, my assumptions, rank or order them, point out omissions, and vote for favorites by commenting below. On with the list… 

  • N2growth Blog: Let’s get the self-promotion out of the way, and hey, if you don’t think my blog belongs on the list, let me know in the comments below. You can also follow me on Twitter @mikemyatt - Alexa Rank: 27,509 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: 6 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 20 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • 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. Alexa Rank: 341,182 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 4 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • 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 – Alexa Rank: 1,240,575 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 5 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • 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. Alexa Rank: 115,618 Google Page Rank: 6 PostRank Leadership Score: 26 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 16 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Leading With Purpose: Michael Hyatt’s leadership blog is an exceptional read by a great CEO. You can follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelHyattAlexa Rank: 63,303 Google Page Rank: 5 PostRank Leadership Score: 2 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 13 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Lead By Example: John Baldoni is a seasoned leadership pro and one of only a few leadership coaches that I endorse. You can follow John on Twitter @JohnBaldoni.  Alexa Rank: 2,947575 Google Page Rank: 2 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 9 TwitterGrader Score: 98.5
  • Daniel Pink: Thought Leader, TED Speaker and recovering lawyer, Daniel is one of a kind. You can follow him on Twitter @DanielPink. Alexa Rank: 129,999 Google Page Rank: 6 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 7 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Weekly Leader Blog: Peter Mello’s blog has a variety of contributors and is always a great read. You can follow Peter on Twitter @PeterMello. Alexa Rank: 2,799,154 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: 3 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 16 TwitterGrader Score: 99.3
  • Next Level Blog: Scott Eblin’s authors some of the smartest leadership insights on the web. You can follow Scott on Twitter @ScottEblin.  Alexa Rank: 1,123,13 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 11 TwitterGrader Score: 96.3
  • 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. Alexa Rank: 251,748 Google Page Rank: 5 PostRank Leadership Score: 18 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 30 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • 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. Alexa Rank: 523,731 Google Page Rank: 5 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 0 TwitterGrader Score: 99.3
  • 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. Alexa Rank: 5,678 (HBR) Google Page Rank: 6 (HBR) PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 0 TwitterGrader Score: 99.3
  • 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 Alexa Rank: 4,876 Google Page Rank: 7 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 35 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • The Management Experts:If you’re looking for a positive spin on leadership then look no further than Phil Gerbyshak. TME is Phil’s latest blogging adventure and is a multi-author take on leadership and management that is simple, to the point and always positive. You can follow Phil on Twitter @philgerb. Alexa Rank: 2,731,651 Google Page Rank: 0 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 13 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • 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. Alexa Rank: 115,581 Google Page Rank: 5 PostRank Leadership Score: 18 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 13 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Great Leadership: Dan McCarthy’s blog is a great source of leadership information and a consistently good read. You can follow Dan on Twitter @GreatLeadership Alexa Rank: 333,659 Google Page Rank: 5 PostRank Leadership Score: 9 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 10 TwitterGrader Score: 99.3
  • Robin Sharma’s Leadership Blog: Robin’s take on leadership is always both interesting and informative. You can follow Robin on Twitter @_robin_sharma. Alexa Rank: 138,904 Google Page Rank: 5 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 2 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Lead Change Group. The Lead Change Group was founded by Mike Henry Sr., who is one of the true nice guys in the business. You can follow Mike on Twitter @mikehenrysr.  Alexa Rank: 200,949 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: 16 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 28 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Ramblings From a Glass Half Full: Terry Starbucker’s blog represents some of the more contemporary thinking on leadership. You can follow Terry on Twitter @starbucker.  Alexa Rank: 259,822 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 9 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Management Excellence: Art Petty’s blog provides consistently solid leadership wisdom. You can follow  art on Twitter @artpetty.  Alexa Rank: 746494 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 15 TwitterGrader Score: 99.3
  • Daniel Decker: Dan’s blog is always reliable and grounded. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DanielDecker. Alexa Rank: 1,623,187 Google Page Rank: 2 PostRank Leadership Score: 24 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 13 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Leader Talk: Mountain State University’s leadership blog is hosted by Becky Robinson. You can follow Becky on Twitter @LeaderTalk. Alexa Rank: 297,226 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 14 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Orrin Woodward: Orrin is smart, creative and insightful – I only wish he’d publish more frequently updated content. You can follow Orrin on Twitter @orrin_woodward. Alexa Rank: 47,694 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: 50 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 1 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Tanveer Naseer: Tanveer is bright and a deep thinker. You can follow Tanveer on Twitter @tanveernaseer. Alexa Rank: 1,163,245 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: 18 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 15 TwitterGrader Score: 98
  • Big Is the New Small: Scott Williams is a breath of fresh air in the leadership space and well worth reading. You can follow Scott on Twitter @scottwilliamsAlexa Rank: 293,337 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 22 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Scott Gould: Scott is one of my favorite young leadership bloggers. Scott goes deep with every post and is a must follow on Twitter @scottgould. Alexa Rank: 446,936 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: 7 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 27 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Leadership Solutions: The Leadership Solutions blog is written by Mary Jo Asmus. You can follow Mary Jo on Twitter @mjasmus. Alexa Rank: 1,814,538 Google Page Rank: 4 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 14 TwitterGrader Score: 98.0
  • Ron Edmondson: Ron is smart, authentic, approachable and he posts as frequently if not more than most in the leadership space. You can follow Ron on Twitter @ronedmondson. Alexa Rank: 644,746 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: 5 Number of Posts in last 30 days: 40 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Leadership Freak: Dan Rockwell’s blog is a must read. While we don’t always see eye-to-eye on things, I hold Dan’s work in high regard. You can follow Dan on Twitter @LeadershipFreak. Alexa Rank: 1,051,958 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 27 TwitterGrader Score: 100
  • Serve to Lead: If you’re into servant leadership then you should be reading James Strock. You can follow James on Twitter @jamesstrockAlexa Rank: 7,050773 Google Page Rank: 1 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 13 TwitterGrader Score: 96.3
  • Random Acts of Leadership: Random Acts of Leadership is Susan Mazza’s contemplative and thoughtful leadership Blog. You can follow Susan on Twitter @SusanMazzaAlexa Rank: 2,096,995 Google Page Rank: 3 PostRank Leadership Score: N/A Number of Posts in last 30 days: 3 TwitterGrader Score: 100

So, who should be included on this list that I missed? Do any of the blogs listed above represent a particular favorite? Did I get your numbers wrong? Want to take a stab at ranking the top 5 or 10? Or if you’d just like to share your thoughts in general, please leave a comment below.