Who Influences Your Leadership?

Who influences you must be a thoughtful decision.

Sharpening the saw is a critically important aspect of leadership. I find it critically important to read positive, proactive, insightful and energy giving material. It is true, both professionally and personally, for me.

“We are what we read, what we listen to and who we associate with.”

Who influences you must be a thoughtful decision. I trust you will find the influencers below valuable in your pursuit to be at your best.

In return please share who influences you? What email subscriptions do you find helpful? What blogs, podcasts or YouTube channels do find valuable?


Center for Creative Leadership

Fistful of Talent


HR Bartender

Marty Grunder! Inc.

Unbridled Talent, LLC

Centennial Talent Strategy and Executive Search

Lead Change Group 

Kevin Eikenberry

Defining Moments

Goering Center for Family and Private Business


Business Families Foundation

Vistage Worldwide


Chief Executive Group

Mergers & Acquisitions – themiddlemarket.com

Inc. Magazine

Family Business Magazine 

Harvard Business Review 

“I believe to be at our best we must invest in our personal lives as much as our professional lives.”

Here are additional writers and friends that influence my personal life.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Equip Leadership

The Eblin Group

Michael Hyatt & the Full Focus Planner. If you use the following link you receive 15% off discount courtesy of Centennial and the Full Focus Planner.
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All Pro Dad

Jackie Bledsoe

Husband Revolution

Mark Merrill

I am proud to call many of the writers throughout this list long-time friends and colleagues.

Thank each of you for providing positive, proactive, insightful and energy giving material. Your thought leadership in the categories you write on are important, valuable and have an impact on many.

I hope to return the favor!

Thank you for your encouragement to lead well and/or finish well.

  • Who influences you on a regular basis?
  • What frequency are you reading the material?
  • What format do you prefer to receive content? Email, Social Media, RSS, Print, YouTube, Podcast, other?

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