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12 Insightful Leadership Blogs to Read in 2022

12 Insightful Leadership Blogs to Read in 2022
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Written by Smriti Rajan

Whether you’re looking for advice on becoming a better manager in your current position or looking to move into a leadership role, utilizing the resources available to you through blogs and experts is essential. Here is a list of the 12 most insightful leadership blogs to read regularly and help you become a better leader. In no particular order. Don’t miss out on these!

1. Harvard Business Review

Now obviously the Harvard Business Review is not, strictly speaking, a blog. Far from it! For one thing, The Harvard Business Review started life in 1922, so a little before the advent of blogs. But, alongside the business journal/magazine, there is an incredible wealth of digital materials at covering almost any subject a leader could possibly need guidance on.

They recently changed their subscription model and you can view two articles a month for free, four articles if you register for a free account, but will need to select a paid-for subscription package to consume content beyond that. So, if you don’t want to become a paid subscriber, then making a point of reading one HBR article a month would be a good strategy for you.

That concludes our Top 10 list of Leadership Blogs. It wasn’t an easy job refining our long-list down to a top 10, but it’s important, when life and work is so busy, to decide on some priorities and focus on what is going to make the most difference. We believe these top blogs will make a difference to your success as a leader.

2. Inc.

If you’re looking for a one-stop on all things business and leadership, Inc. is your place. Everyday you can find several posts on an array of topics from tips on how to write a business plan to become a better leader. The content is organized, clear, and especially relevant to business owners and people in management positions.

3. Skip Prichard

Having served as President and CEO of multiple companies throughout his career, Skip Prichard is an experienced growth-oriented business leader, keynote speaker, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. On his personal blog, he shares ideas and inspiration from his experiences and interesting people he meets. It includes topics of leadership, personal development, marketing, motivation, health, and psychology. Skip also often discusses recent books he reads that entertain, educate, or inspire him.

Skip also has a podcast, Aim Higher, which you can find on his site. 

4. Seth’s Blog

Seth Godin is a well-known entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. While a majority of his focus relates to marketing and advertising, he often blogs about leadership and c-level topics. For any marketing professional in a management position, Seth’s Blog is one to add to your RSS.

5. Forbes Leadership

While Forbes is a resource for all things business, they have a section on their site devoted to all things leadership. This site posts multiple times a day but the content is high quality and written by some of the most respected leadership experts in business.

6. The Leader’s Digest by Suzi McAlpine

Suzi McAlpine’s blog The Leader’s Digest is widely recognized as one of the top leadership blogs in the world. And that’s for good reason. Suzi is an executive leadership coach, so she knows how to train people to become successful leaders. And it’s that practical approach that ensures you always come away from reading one of her blog posts, with some real, actionable advice to help you develop into the best leader you can be.

Her posts include advice on everything from delivering bad news to managing up to productivity hacks for leaders. All really practical, useful stuff for your everyday leadership problems.

7. Random Acts of Leadership by Susan Mazza

Susan Mazza is one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust” by Trust Across America, and Inc.’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference” and “Top 50 Leadership Innovators Changing How We Lead.” Susan is an author, keynote speaker, and consultant for leaders and teams in leading change and transforming their performance, relationships, and work environment. Her blog helps leaders stay up to date with the latest tips and tools for leadership development.

8. Michael Hyatt

Consistently ranking one of the most influential leadership authors around, Michael Hyatt has been one of the top features 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.

9. Robin Sharma

Author of a number of bestselling books including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The 5am Club and popular with many famous CEOs and public figures, Robin Sharma is a leadership guru with big name, house-hold brands as his clients.

Robin’s blog focuses on Leadership, of course, but also tips and guidance for increasing productivity, driving Innovation, and a topic he calls ‘Personal Mastery’ where he gives personal development guidance.

10. Tanveer Naseer

Recognized by Inc. magazine as both a Top 100 Leadership and Management Expert and one of their 100 Great Leadership Speakers, leadership expert, and TedX speaker Tanveer Naseer’s blog is full of helpful leadership articles on topics ranging from effective remote leadership to how leaders can build trust with their teams. Great advice and regular articles covering topics from how to lead when remote working, to the impact of AI, to measuring success, and a bunch on how to foster the right mindset in your teams.

He also has a podcast if you like his content but would rather listen than read! The podcast is in the name Leadership Biz Café and has Tanveer interview different leaders and experts each time. These interviews also mix with ‘Leadership Espresso Shots’ which are short episodes where he delivers his own advice to his listeners alongside summaries from his guests.

11. 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. He was named Inc. magazine’s number one leadership expert. He’s the author of several best-selling books including How Successful People Think and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The main thrust of his content is about making a difference in the world, as he promotes leadership values in the hope that people will fulfill their potential and change their lives, and the lives of others, for the better.

12. Great Leadership by Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is an expert in leadership and management development. For over 20 years Dan has helped organizations, leaders, and aspiring leaders improve and optimize their leadership capabilities. His blog offers opinions and information on leadership and leadership development from both himself and the smart leaders in his network. 

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