The best leadership blogs to read if you want to become a better leader (and build a better business).
As a business owner, by default, you’re a leader. You’re leading your team, you’re leading your organization and you’re leading the direction your business is headed.
And if you want to be the most effective leader you can be, one of the best things you can do is maintain a student mentality, and continue to learn from other leaders and thought leaders on all things leadership. Even the most successful leaders in the world (or, arguably, especially the most successful leaders in the world) are willing to take a page from other leaders’ books to help clarify their own thinking, spark original thoughts and rethink tried and true.
And one of the best ways to expose yourself to the insights you need to become a better leader and take your business to the next level? Reading leadership blogs.
Let’s take a look at 16 of the best leadership blogs the internet has to offer so you can get reading (and get growing as a leader in the process).
Before we jump into the leadership blogs you should consider bookmarking, let’s quickly cover why you might want to read leadership blogs in the first place.
There are a number of ways reading leadership blogs can make you a better leader, including:
Introducing you to new ideas. Part of being an effective leader is being open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Reading leadership blogs can give you different perspectives, help you expand your mindset, and find new ideas to explore and implement within your business. Helping you avoid mistakes. Getting insights into other leaders’ mistakes can help you avoid the same pitfalls in your own business—and leadership blogs are a great place to get advice on what not to do straight from leaders who have already been there. Challenging you. Often, the content in leadership blogs will challenge you to examine your actions in a new or different way—and while that challenge might feel uncomfortable, it can ultimately help you grow.
Clearly, reading leadership blogs is a must for your business. But what are the must-read blogs you need to add to your list?
1. Michael Hyatt
Consistently ranked one of the most influential leadership authors around, Michael Hyatt has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The New York Times. Hyatt updates his blog consistently each week with brief (but insightful!) posts on a variety of leadership topics, including productivity, influence, collaboration and personal development. If you prefer your leadership insights on the go, make sure to subscribe to Hyatt’s This Is Your Life podcast.
2. John Maxwell
With nearly 50 years of experience in leadership and organizational development, author, speaker and founder of The John Maxwell Co. John Maxwell’s leadership blog is an incredible resource you can use to become a better leader and business owner. And while Maxwell doesn’t publish as much blog content as he did in previous years, the content he does publish is incredibly sharp, practical and gets straight to the core issues.
3. Michael McKinney
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