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We started with a list of 381 blogs related to Leadership gathered from internet searches. Next, we used Shared Count to collect and analyze social shares on each of the blog home pages. Social share metrics gathered include: Facebook likes, Facebook shares, Facebook comments, Tweets, Google +1s, Pinterest pins, and LinkedIn shares. This helped us narrow the list down to 130 Leadership blogs.
Then, we reviewed each blog to confirm that it was relevant to business leadership. We filtered out any sites that didn’t focus on leadership in general. This step narrowed the list down to 86 blogs.
One by one, we visited each blog and compiled a list of the URL’s of each individual blog post for a three-month period (September, October, and November of 2012). Again, we used Shared Count to collect and analyze social shares on the individual blog posts for each blog. We pulled these social metric data between December 5th and December 7th. The social share metrics for each blog post were tallied and summed up for each blog. The total number of social shares for each blog determined the Top 30 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs. The end result is the table shown below.
If you would like to see the raw data collected on these 86 blogs you can download it from here:
|Rank||Blog Name|| # of|
|5||Lead Change Group||43||198||379||23||4,518||80||26||966||6,190|
|7||Linked 2 Leadership||60||237||549||70||2,103||77||40||2,392||5,468|
|9||Great Leadership by Dan||29||194||434||45||2,693||62||6||1,366||4,800|
|12||Great Leaders Serve||39||296||418||47||2,148||27||16||648||3,600|
|15||Little Things Matter||8||1,180||1,103||284||523||3||13||287||3,393|
|20||Teamwork and Leadership||41||285||516||46||513||56||0||802||2,218|
|21||Random Acts of Leadership||13||64||157||28||1,565||28||10||306||2,158|
|26||Big Is The New Small||53||180||244||78||927||8||13||21||1,471|
|30||SOS Leadership Blog||47||190||100||46||236||10||19||151||752|
So many blogs so little time. Now that you know what the top leadership blogs are, you can use this customized Google search to find what you need from the best blogs. It will search only the “Top 30 Socially Shared Leadership Blogs” for results. Enjoy!
Let us know! We want this list to be as useful and as accurate as possible. If you have suggestions or know of a blog that you feel should be considered, please tell us by emailing info [at] cmoe.com.
“The challenge in any organization is to get everyone’s energies, talents, and abilities focused and aligned on a goal”.— The Team Approach: With Teamwork Anything is Possible
“Leaders know that their own success, as well as that of the group, depends on the support and dedication of the people they surround themselves with."— The Team Approach: With Teamwork Anything is Possible
“To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.”— Joe Namath
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