50 Outstanding Blogs and Inspiring Books To Choose From


My list of 50 outstanding blogs and top books of 2017 is a compilation of some of my favourite sources of inspiration. As 2017 nears to a close it may be that you're thinking about what next year holds.


If you have some leadership responsibility then maybe it’s time to refresh your thinking. Over the course of the year, I’ve made suggestions about books to read and I’m including a composite list of these as well.

Finally, I’ve thrown in some of my favourite sources of inspiration, blogs which regularly open my eyes to something new.Taken together, it’s my list of 50 outstanding blogs and top books of 2017.

Top 40 Leadership Blogs

Here is my list of some of the most popular leadership blogs on the web. I’ve included a few personal picks too.

I used Blog Rank which uses over 20 different factors to rank the blogs initially, but then I added some of my own wildcards. Blog Rank uses factors which include RSS membership, incoming links, Compete Alexa, and Technorati ranking, as well as social sites popularity.

As I’ve mentioned, I also blended in some of my personal favourites which make this list more bespoke.

  1. Michael Hyatt
  2. Seths Blog
  3. Great Leadership
  4. Brain Learners and Leaders by Ellen Weber
  5. Tanveer Naseer’s blog
  6. Liz Strauss at Successful Blog
  7. Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings with Mike Rogers
  8. The Practice of Leadership
  9. LSS Academy
  10. Leadership Freak — Dan Rockwell
  11. Out of Ur
  12. Women On Business
  13. Ron Edmondson
  14. The Recovering Leader
  15. Customer Experience Matters
  16. Gina Abudi
  17. Lead Change Group
  18. Linked 2 Leadership
  19. B2B Lead Generation Blog
  20. Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog @ LeadershipNow
  21. Sanders Says
  22. N2growth Blog
  23. Modern Servant Leader
  24. Adrian Swinscoe
  25. The Business Ethics Blog
  26. N2 Growth
  27. Mitchs Blog
  28. TerryStarbucker.com
  29. The Merrill Dubrow Blog
  30. Colin’s Leadership Blog
  31. Lead on Purpose
  32. The Growth Guy
  33. Thoughts on Education and Leadership
  34. Roberta’s Blog
  35. Management Excellence
  36. Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog
  37. The Leadership Hub
  38. Your Effective Leadership
  39. The Purposeful Leader
  40. Organizational Effectiveness

My Top 10  Books For Feeding Your Mind

Over the year I’ve referenced lots of books, whether I’ve been discussing happiness, leadership and success or how our minds work. Here is a list of some of my favourites which I encourage you to read if you haven’t done so yet. [note] If you make a purchase using the link on this page I will receive a small reward at no extra cost to yourself. Feel free to Google the link instead.[/note]

  1. Humble Inquiry — Edgar Schein
  2. Endurance — Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage — Alfred Lansing
  3. Good To Great — Jim Collins
  4. Tribes — Seth Godin
  5. Drive — Daniel Pink
  6. The 5th Discipline — Peter Senge
  7. Thinking Fast and Slow — Daniel Kahneman
  8. The Happiness Advantage — Shawn Achor
  9. The Power Of Habit — Charles Duhigg
  10. Full Catastrophe Living — Jon Kabat-Zinn

My Top 5  Blogs For Opening Your Eyes

This a list of blogs which are always at the top of my Feedly list. They are consistently informative and bring fresh insights and thought-provoking material. I highly recommend them all.

  1. Brain Pickings — Maria Popova
  2. James Clear
  3. Cal Newport
  4. Pick The Brain
  5. Mind Hacks — Tom Stafford

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What are you favourite books and blogs of 2017?