Top 100 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs 2014 - CMOE

The Top 100
Most Socially-Shared
Leadership Blogs
of 2014

2013 Results
2012 Results

The Research

Last year we compiled a list of The Top 100 Most Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs of 2013. We took our list of candidates from 2013 and added other blogs that we came across or that others submitted to us throughout the year.

Our method from there was to review each blog to make sure each candidate blog was/is relevant to business leadership. We filtered out any blogs that didn't meet this criteria. This process narrowed the list down to 196 blogs.

The Data

We then did the tedious job of compiling a spread sheet with each blog and its posts published from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. With this list of blog post URLs we used a tool to help us get all of the social shares data for each post. Each blog post has it's own social share count, so we added up all the social shares across each blog's posts and came up with a total social-share count. The total social shares is what determined the Top 100. You can see the results below.

The Results

Rank Blog Name/Social Links # of
Posts
FB
Shares
FB
Likes
FB
Comments
Tweets LinkedIn
Shares
+1s Pins Total
Social Shares
1 Leadership Freak
Facebook
Twitter
350 18,382 17,872 1,981 151,073 68,662 3,741 4,122 265,834
2 Switch & Shift
Twitter
598 14,016 7,057 927 137,795 45,254 4,026 1,454 210,535
3 Robin Sharma
Facebook
Twitter
35 15,336 115,748 2,603 6,176 2,420 989 416 143,688
4 Leadership Principles
Facebook
Twitter
239 6,034 107,867 1,303 17,692 4,375 648 14 137,933
5 Smart Blogs
Facebook
Twitter
463 10,429 6,438 592 46,673 45,490 4,169 260 114,072
6 Brian Tracy
Facebook
Twitter
76 21,175 40,433 1,981 9,560 9,674 3,528 46 86,409
7 General Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
165 933 1,665 104 56,909 3,375 175 5 63,166
8 HR Bartender
Facebook
Twitter
192 2,782 5,667 225 34,604 17,393 1,639 554 62,864
9 John Maxwell on Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
126 7,692 19,692 908 11,980 17,691 747 17 58,727
10 Michael Hyatt
Facebook
Twitter
56 10,246 11,921 2,068 20,473 9,331 1,205 193 55,437
11 Lead Change Group
Facebook
Twitter
301 3,570 1,546 191 34,996 11,240 740 42 52,325
12 Lolly Daskal
Facebook
Twitter
32 3,259 1,991 169 32,451 12,017 810 51 50,748
13 Skip Prichard
Facebook
Twitter
114 4,161 4,144 475 27,424 8,521 698 329 45,759
14 Orrin Woodward Blog
Facebook
Twitter
64 9,836 17,917 843 3,128 2,982 2,045 19 36,770
15 Torbin Rick
Facebook
Twitter
104 2,397 1,641 137 4,027 19,219 6,758 542 34,651
16 Leader Chat
Facebook
Twitter
74 2,592 2,362 182 10,205 15,494 598 243 31,684
17 Leading With Trust
Twitter
53 2,653 3,526 371 11,829 10,193 380 354 29,306
18 Thin Difference
Facebook
Twitter
112 1,624 2,028 281 18,374 4,344 1,363 563 28,577
19 The Office Blend
Twitter
36 0 2 0 12 27,653 59 0 27,726
20 Thought Leaders
Twitter
152 1,661 1,316 226 8,982 13,791 630 39 26,645
21 Tanveer Naseer
Twitter
52 1,157 691 64 15,069 6,608 2,817 139 26,545
22 Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog
Facebook
Twitter
47 1,588 1,275 202 16,790 5,027 841 334 26,057
23 Kate Nasser
Facebook
Twitter
131 1,254 604 102 19,171 2,631 1,545 26 25,331
24 Let's Grow Leaders
Facebook
Twitter
155 1,426 1,964 104 12,132 6,161 923 43 22,753
25 Great Leadership
Twitter
144 1,634 679 100 11,219 7,984 626 224 22,466
26 Leadership Now
Facebook
Twitter
91 1,211 706 70 10,054 5,897 322 115 18,372
27 Linked 2 Leadership
Twitter
151 1,803 779 125 8,269 6,172 304 376 17,827
28 Brian Dodd on Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
359 3,334 2,474 528 7,545 1,969 210 114 16,173
29 Leading Effectively Blog
Facebook
Twitter
65 1,539 2,655 149 2,858 7,838 270 293 15,602
30 Successful Blog
Facebook
Twitter
240 975 586 117 10,223 1,281 337 253 13,833
31 Todd Nielsen
Facebook
Twitter
41 783 546 90 7,603 3,611 309 118 13,060
32 Inpower Women
Facebook
Twitter
245 1,984 1,203 129 6,874 1,266 487 34 11,977
33 N2Growth
Facebook
Twitter
72 343 1,262 21 7,372 1,752 82 27 10,859
34 Kevin Eikenberry
Facebook
Twitter
195 820 466 65 6,044 2,257 289 2 9,943
35 Random Acts of Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
46 931 254 81 5,833 1,690 211 153 9,154
36 Joseph Lalonde
Facebook
Twitter
193 1,465 1,208 317 3,685 1,099 851 151 8,776
37 Leading In Context
Facebook
Twitter
53 535 255 45 5,671 1,690 108 134 8,438
38 Art Petty
Facebook
Twitter
72 816 483 42 3,267 3,248 211 43 8,290
39 Great Leaders Serve
Facebook
Twitter
167 858 1,197 86 3,746 2,035 181 33 8,136
40 George Gambler
Facebook
Twitter
33 1,031 627 94 3,240 2,505 188 445 8,130
41 Terry Starbucker
Facebook
Twitter
75 649 507 52 3,370 2,596 210 27 7,771
42 Aspire CS
Facebook
Twitter
74 533 312 20 4,890 1,688 99 14 7,556
43 Mark Sanborn
Facebook
Twitter
64 902 1,113 274 2,802 1,958 281 21 7,351
44 Dale Carnegie Training
Facebook
Twitter
11 1,199 3,016 71 782 1,213 43 2 6,326
45 Three Star Leadership
Twitter
265 182 72 4 6,751 355 25 0 7,389
46 Frank Sonnenberg
Facebook
Twitter
9 240 371 73 2,038 569 56 2,569 5,916
47 Lyn Boyer
Twitter
23 123 72 12 1,385 4,104 95 108 5,899
48 Teamwork and Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
56 1,040 1,324 132 865 2,282 163 15 5,821
49 Eblin Group
Twitter
94 808 345 84 2,286 1,669 161 116 5,470
50 Michael Roberto
Twitter
195 904 1,819 266 867 1,366 111 0 5,333
51 Leadership With Sass
Facebook
Twitter
77 605 2,466 281 686 1,163 5 7 5,213
52 People Equation
Facebook
Twitter
106 379 196 33 2,702 1,488 200 8 5,005
53 Christopher Avery
Facebook
Twitter
93 387 336 66 2,923 855 254 0 4,819
54 Adrian Swinscoe
Twitter
87 242 303 4 2,199 1,901 123 2 4,775
55 Dan Hawkins Leadership
Twitter
17 1,321 2,382 124 238 381 281 0 4,727
56 Leadership By Virtue
Twitter
52 933 209 28 1,493 595 1,427 1 4,686
57 Jamie Notter
Facebook
Twitter
110 320 170 53 2,562 1,199 324 1 4,629
58 Michael Nichols 22 589 400 109 2,145 1,239 37 4 4,523
59 Serve to Lead
Facebook
Twitter
75 377 554 248 1,719 1,079 395 90 4,464
60 People Discovery
Facebook
Twitter
39 170 49 20 2,152 1,736 279 4 4,410
61 Leadership Watch
Facebook
Twitter
16 180 143 17 2,302 1,410 354 0 4,406
62 CMOE
Facebook
Twitter
91 296 374 77 953 1,554 165 839 4,258
63 Inpower Coaching
Facebook
Twitter
108 647 117 33 3,147 104 131 16 4,195
64 Eric Jacobson
Twitter
196 460 171 26 2,774 484 87 14 4,016
65 Giana Consulting
Facebook
Twitter
50 313 376 83 2,062 602 442 5 3,883
66 All Things Workplace
Facebook
Twitter
34 263 112 21 2,242 1,136 65 11 3,852
67 The Social Leader
Facebook
Twitter
28 1,605 1,392 438 224 55 71 14 3,799
68 Conant Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
18 266 807 47 980 847 119 253 3,319
69 Jon Gordon
Facebook
Twitter
36 665 630 118 974 646 20 133 3,186
70 Michael Lee Stallard
Facebook
Twitter
94 335 334 51 1,085 1,130 122 7 3,064
71 Bill George
Facebook
Twitter
36 143 714 97 374 1,725 7 0 3,060
72 Takis Athanassiou
Facebook
Twitter
107 838 58 5 1,203 469 254 109 2,936
73 Lead by Choice
Facebook
Twitter
51 340 212 66 1,761 246 286 6 2,917
74 Unfolding Leadership 24 130 166 62 1,097 379 953 127 2,914
75 15 Inno
Twitter
46 210 63 5 1,626 877 58 2 2,841
76 3Q Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
19 254 58 8 1,481 748 163 33 2,745
77 Lisa Petrilli
Facebook
Twitter
13 99 114 44 1,462 140 168 1 2,028
78 Coaching Tip: Leadership Blog
Facebook
Twitter
127 247 83 8 705 873 92 0 2,008
79 Tom Peters
Facebook
Twitter
31 130 63 10 1,347 423 30 1 2,004
80 The Mojo Company
Facebook
Twitter
9 160 89 24 921 770 22 5 1,990
81 Jeremie Kubicek
Facebook
Twitter
80 200 155 27 770 773 7 1 1,933
82 Gina Abudi
Facebook
Twitter
139 75 196 1 1,002 410 212 0 1,893
83 Julie Winkle Giulioni
Facebook
Twitter
36 135 75 9 1,358 294 12 9 1,892
84 Germane Consulting
Facebook
35 87 45 7 1,135 406 52 137 1,869
85 First Friday Book Synopsis
Twitter
456 86 10 1 362 1,120 10 100 1,689
86 Lead on Purpose
Facebook
30 159 64 15 717 665 40 11 1,671
87 Dan Black on Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
86 181 124 34 1,225 46 13 0 1,623
88 CO2 Partners
Facebook
Twitter
47 53 72 11 257 1,123 17 5 1,538
89 Building What Matters
Facebook
Twitter
40 312 256 40 634 174 113 1 1,530
90 Gwyn Teatro
Facebook
Twitter
52 30 15 2 224 1,181 44 0 1,497
91 SOS Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
87 228 694 120 172 152 1 3 1,370
92 Clemmer Group
Facebook
Twitter
100 94 8 4 871 249 38 2 1,274
93 Steve Farber
Facebook
Twitter
17 143 246 35 416 405 24 3 1,272
94 Modern Servant Leader
Facebook
Twitter
23 117 147 17 371 481 72 2 1,206
95 Debbie Laskey
Facebook
Twitter
24 96 51 7 792 93 140 18 1,196
96 Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog
Twitter
42 91 94 0 600 324 61 1 1,171
97 Bob Sutton
Twitter
8 75 27 12 696 298 51 1 1,160
98 The Leadership Hub
Facebook
Twitter
123 127 49 3 710 223 31 3 1,146
99 Moving From Me To We
Facebook
Twitter
21 78 206 21 387 404 25 1 1,122
100 Ed Batista
Facebook
Twitter
26 127 72 7 601 235 26 9 1,077

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