17 Must Read Blogs for 2017

As you prepare for some well-deserved R&R at the end of the year, you might want to catch up on some leadership reading.  Besides the perineal favorites like Seth Godin and the ever-prolific HubSpot blog, here are a few you might want to add to your reading list in 2017.

  • Leadership Freak
    Dan’s provocatively-titled blog focuses on servant leadership principles.
  • Lolly Daskal
    Lolly’s writing focusing on self-awareness in leadership
  • Brian Solis
    Brian writes about the intersections of technology and user experience with unique editorial
  • Conversation Agent
    Valeria is a thoughtful writer who brings an academic bent to the broad-reaching topics related to communication and branding. 
  • Heidi Cohen
    Heidi prides herself on actionable marketing insights and she has some great data and infographics on content marketing.
  • Grow Blog
    Mark has assembled a great team of contributors to his blog and the insights there are pithy and interesting.
  • Michael Hyatt
    I personally like Michael’s quote card images (but you know I am a sucker for these).
  • John Maxwell
    John’s posts are short and thought-provoking.
  • Skip Pritchard
    Skip writes about leadership from a practical perspective.
  • Leadership Now
    As an avid business book reader, I appreciate Michael’s summaries of new publications worth checking out.
  • Great Leadership
    Dan and his guest collaborators, cover a range of topics from employee development to conflict.
  • The Context of Things
    I like Ted’s style, which mixes trend watching with leadership with a dose of self-depreciation.
  • Leader Chat
    David, who works for Ken Blanchard companies, publishes a mix of articles that are how-to for managers, especially those dealing with difficult issues.
  • Berger Leadership Blog
    Dan is with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) and he writes from a practical perspective about the challenges and rewards of leadership.

Here is a few more from marketing vendors who write about topics of particular interest to marketers.

  • https://radius.com/blog/
    although focusing pretty narrowly around Radius’ predictive tools, they provide some great round-ups, so when you are done with this list, check theirs out as well!
  • https://mention.com/blog/
    Mention provides a range of services, but their blog is a treasure-trove of specific how-tos related to digital marketing and media monitoring.
  • https://www.semrush.com/blog/
    semrush is another tool-kit maker and their blog is practical and action-oriented for marketers looking to up their digital game.
  • http://www.roojoom.com/blog/
    The Daily Lead is about storytelling on digital platforms.
  • http://www.oktopost.com/blog/
    Oktopost is a service provider who offers great content on B2B digital marketing techniques and best practices.

Okay for those keeping count at home, there are more than 17 on this list.  There is simply a lot of great material out there and if you are interested in being a better leader in 2017, we can always use more inspiration.