Top 100 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs - CMOE

The Top 100
Most Socially-Shared
Leadership Blogs
of 2013

2012 Results

The Research

Last year we compiled a list of the Top 30 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs. This year we decided to make it a Top 100 list. We started out with our list of candidates from last year and added to it many other leadership blogs that we found as well as blogs that others had submitted to us for review. The starting list size was 225 Leadership blogs.

From there we reviewed each blog, one by one, to confirm that it was relevant to business leadership. Wanting to focus on leadership in general, we filtered out any sites that didn't meet this criteria. This process narrowed the list down to 165 blogs.

The Data

We then compiled a list of every blog post each blog published from January 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013. With this list of blog post URLs we ran them through a tool to help us get all of the social shares data for each post. The tool we used was Social Tally. The social shares data were pulled on December 10th. Each blog post has it's own social share count. We then summed up all the social shares across all blog posts for each blog. 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
Likes
FB
Shares
FB
Comments
Tweets LinkedIn
Shares
+1s Pins Total
Social Shares
1 Leadership Freak
Facebook
Twitter
306 12,262 10,792 1,620 66,085 28,678 2,115 2,914 124,466
2 Switch & Shift
Twitter
324 7,045 4,250 656 71,194 19,456 1,955 596 105,152
3 Smart Blogs
Facebook
Twitter
421 8,558 5,920 820 36,461 22,624 1,908 182 76,473
4 Robin Sharma
Facebook
Twitter
29 8,903 39,355 2,321 5,819 1,637 49 160 58,244
5 Lead Change Group
Facebook
Twitter
374 3,715 3,561 328 36,616 9,521 1,670 249 55,660
6 Leadership Principles
Facebook
Twitter
244 4,831 47,504 1,011 1,011 503 13 6 54,879
7 Orrin Woodward Blog
Facebook
Twitter
136 17,243 25,276 1,853 4,192 2,502 3,166 210 54,442
8 HR Bartender
Facebook
Twitter
158 2,160 2,490 210 21,146 11,016 101 163 37,286
9 Leader Chat
Facebook
Twitter
101 3,105 1,641 318 15,355 8,324 898 292 29,933
10 The Mojo Company
Facebook
Twitter
95 2,138 1,920 541 15,717 4,319 210 1,246 26,091
11 Todd Nielsen
Facebook
Twitter
59 1,657 1,019 117 14,710 4,669 167 170 22,509
12 Lolly Daskal
Facebook
Twitter
46 2,016 1,128 135 17,046 1,336 57 171 21,889
13 Brian Tracy
Facebook
Twitter
94 5,564 4,662 1,790 5,102 2,879 624 37 20,658
14 Great Leadership
Twitter
108 2,136 718 154 10,902 5,055 45 51 19,061
15 Linked 2 Leadership
Twitter
191 1,952 1,145 176 9,106 6,037 269 372 19,057
16 Kate Nasser
Facebook
Twitter
131 890 401 96 13,872 2,065 1,494 30 18,848
17 Let's Grow Leaders
Facebook
Twitter
218 1,515 1,242 218 11,245 3,324 856 295 18,695
18 Tanveer Naseer
Twitter
47 887 572 54 13,007 3,220 339 65 18,144
19 John Bossong
Facebook
Twitter
115 1,216 400 39 11,510 2,660 570 41 16,436
20 Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog
Facebook
Twitter
49 1,057 826 178 11,150 1,959 875 149 16,194
21 N2Growth
Facebook
Twitter
80 1,200 1,554 153 10,735 2,145 8 156 15,951
22 Leadership Now
Facebook
Twitter
94 1,471 1,030 157 8,951 3,484 317 45 15,455
23 Skip Prichard
Facebook
Twitter
70 1,483 1,297 190 8,665 2,983 22 343 14,983
24 John Maxwell on Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
22 3,482 5,430 582 3,432 795 276 17 14,014
25 Kevin Eikenberry
Facebook
Twitter
181 959 531 133 8,527 1,909 348 119 12,526
26 The Office Blend
Twitter
43 562 700 156 2,805 8,010 154 114 12,501
27 Successful Blog
Facebook
Twitter
296 667 585 119 9,990 949 60 41 12,411
28 Great Leaders Serve
Facebook
Twitter
96 1,317 824 98 5,982 2,086 549 265 11,121
29 Aspire CS
Facebook
Twitter
93 822 324 56 7,329 1,095 80 5 9,711
30 Random Acts of Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
46 752 334 74 6,386 1,589 203 115 9,453
31 Dan Hawkins Leadership
Twitter
37 2,817 4,283 280 603 332 762 16 9,093
32 Brian Dodd on Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
274 3,159 3,384 734 993 554 259 3 9,086
33 Dale Carnegie Training
Facebook
Twitter
47 1,066 3,372 105 2,667 1,392 106 24 8,732
34 Leading Effectively Blog
Facebook
Twitter
75 1,157 1,721 226 1,646 3,412 16 395 8,573
35 Art Petty
Facebook
Twitter
87 895 561 83 4,103 2,021 206 87 7,956
36 George Gambler
Facebook
Twitter
46 857 724 147 3,145 1,575 338 17 6,803
37 Terry Starbucker
Facebook
Twitter
50 544 489 87 3,492 1,962 35 58 6,667
38 Eblin Group
Twitter
77 844 328 61 3,595 1,350 108 18 6,304
39 The Leadership Advisor
Facebook
Twitter
43 280 86 7 4,511 719 14 77 5,694
40 Teamwork and Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
57 1,592 1,974 227 667 1,063 22 0 5,545
41 Three Star Leadership
Twitter
416 188 42 5 4,594 143 46 3 5,021
42 Lisa Petrilli
Facebook
Twitter
12 662 1,125 346 2,228 467 9 171 5,008
43 Joseph Lalonde
Facebook
Twitter
167 829 359 90 2,532 751 95 173 4,829
44 Mark Sanborn
Facebook
Twitter
69 871 918 220 1,676 969 1 39 4,694
45 People Equation
Facebook
Twitter
123 270 317 68 3,065 846 71 25 4,662
46 People Discovery
Facebook
Twitter
48 322 149 26 2,108 1,275 27 34 3,941
47 Gwyn Teatro
Facebook
Twitter
47 272 129 48 2,571 722 89 36 3,867
48 Jamie Notter
Facebook
Twitter
103 271 250 81 1,831 548 564 7 3,552
49 Inpower Coaching
Facebook
Twitter
93 410 158 18 2,622 199 86 13 3,506
50 Dan Black on Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
104 476 516 199 1,524 311 273 6 3,305
51 Wendy Appel
Facebook
Twitter
16 100 139 19 2,499 130 26 58 2,971
52 All Things Workplace
Facebook
Twitter
39 202 63 11 1,931 542 56 62 2,867
53 Leadership Watch
Facebook
Twitter
14 164 72 8 1,678 590 200 7 2,719
54 Take it Personel-ly
Twitter
25 88 58 23 2,145 193 197 0 2,704
55 Eric Jacobson
Twitter
227 234 72 6 1,975 198 56 2 2,543
56 Giana Consulting
Facebook
Twitter
16 100 139 19 2,499 130 26 58 2,375
57 Ed Batista
Facebook
Twitter
39 409 135 32 1,409 199 25 13 2,222
58 Inpower Women
Facebook
Twitter
46 338 285 38 1,283 199 0 42 2,185
59 SOS Leadership
Facebook
Twitter
135 496 570 97 522 245 0 180 2,110
60 Jon Gordon
Facebook
Twitter
59 419 473 62 798 327 2 9 2,090
61 Bob Sutton
Twitter
15 194 274 51 1,033 397 92 38 2,079
62 Julie Winkle Giulioni
Facebook
Twitter
42 154 90 20 1,326 314 4 75 1,983
63 Serve to Lead
Facebook
Twitter
76 217 339 71 849 312 111 65 1,964
64 Inpower Consulting
Twitter
41 191 97 17 1,386 202 58 8 1,959
65 Lead on Purpose
Facebook
46 229 291 9 1,019 328 32 22 1,930
66 Christopher Avery
Facebook
Twitter
68 178 221 27 577 511 296 0 1,810
67 Bret L. Simmons
Facebook
Twitter
42 151 119 19 1,222 241 44 8 1,804
68 Gina Abudi
Facebook
Twitter
139 105 165 7 859 449 213 0 1,798
69 Leadership Unleashed
Facebook
Twitter
39 107 106 4 1,253 274 22 5 1,771
70 Modern Servant Leader
Facebook
Twitter
32 277 263 64 778 251 60 62 1,755
71 First Friday Book Synopsis
Twitter
323 159 81 3 959 244 8 107 1,561
72 CMOE
Facebook
Twitter
84 60 270 18 230 371 210 367 1,526
73 The Leadership Hub
Facebook
Twitter
174 302 24 10 883 259 16 4 1,498
74 Jeremie Kubicek
Facebook
Twitter
93 280 218 35 483 449 14 1 1,480
75 Debbie Laskey
Facebook
Twitter
39 84 38 8 920 105 217 11 1,383
76 Leadership With Sass
Facebook
Twitter
87 205 359 58 499 225 0 2 1,348
77 Michael Roberto
Twitter
162 110 59 3 631 341 138 0 1,282
78 Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog
Twitter
52 151 109 25 640 216 92 1 1,234
79 Erin Schreyer
Twitter
13 107 136 39 402 344 42 22 1,092
80 Anne Egros, Intercultural Executive Coach
Facebook
Twitter
63 85 40 19 587 328 0 26 1,085
81 Coaching Tip: Leadership Blog
Facebook
Twitter
96 163 52 16 413 317 111 8 1,080
82 Management Blog
Twitter
144 102 28 4 564 340 20 4 1,062
83 Teleos Consulting
Twitter
43 29 8 1 572 426 1 1 1,038
84 Positive Leadership Limited
Facebook
Twitter
232 255 12 0 619 47 3 1 937
85 Lead by Choice
Facebook
Twitter
21 143 30 16 356 105 240 13 903
86 Steve Farber
Facebook
Twitter
24 129 191 56 341 170 5 0 892
87 Never Mind The Manager
Facebook
Twitter
32 37 19 3 647 126 3 1 836
88 Rich Gee
Facebook
Twitter
70 87 93 45 96 329 17 6 673
89 Strategic Leaders
Facebook
Twitter
4 89 72 15 222 180 28 0 606
90 The Leader's Digest
Facebook
Twitter
79 109 90 30 101 271 1 0 602
91 Germane Consulting
Facebook
16 20 28 3 435 95 13 7 601
92 Moving From Me To We
Facebook
Twitter
40 68 98 24 233 164 0 0 587
93 Clemmer Group
Facebook
Twitter
94 37 11 0 323 168 44 0 583
94 Leading Answers 19 61 15 2 317 120 44 0 559
95 Michael Lee Stallard
Facebook
Twitter
32 81 49 16 191 106 0 7 450
96 Emergence Consulting
Twitter
44 42 15 13 252 81 11 1 415
97 Management Issues
Facebook
Twitter
15 109 51 27 152 71 0 0 410
98 Knowledge Bishop
Facebook
Twitter
5 32 45 26 163 60 71 2 399
99 Learning Voyager
Facebook
Twitter
26 67 30 10 38 173 48 0 366
100 Mick's Leadership Blog
Facebook
Twitter
79 23 23 4 151 78 0 62 341

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