Pause, The Moment of Between
How to Keep Your Team Goals on Track

As 2012 draws to a close, I have taken the opportunity to sit by the warm fire on this snowing New England Sunday and identify my top ten posts of the year.

I decided the top posts would be selected by my readers – by whether they felt a post was important enough to share with others and whether they were moved to comment on it. Also, I only considered posts that were first published on my own blog.

Having some extra time on this cozy day, I decided to turn this into a scientific project. I created a formula where I totaled the number of shares on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. I then assigned a weight to the number of comments and factored that in.

I’ve listed the top 10 posts below, and I am now mulling over what it was about these particular posts that made them the most popular. Here are some of the patterns I noticed:

  • One of the things I usually do in my posts is translate theory into practical action. Five of the posts fall into that category.
  • Two of the posts are primarily conceptual, offering only general guidelines for action (Leadership Lessons from Kindergarten and 8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know). That’s a surprise.
  • Also interesting, I wrote three posts this year that clarify concepts and all three made the list: the difference between a goal and a vision, between a manager and a leader, and between a charismatic and a visionary leader.
  • I often write about purpose, vision and values. Last year 80 % of my top posts were on that topic. This year only 30% were.

What do these patterns mean? What do they say about my writing or about what readers are most interested in? I need to mull this over before drawing any conclusions. And if anyone has some thoughts, I’d love to hear them.

Meanwhile, I hope you’ll check out the list below. And if you find some you’d like to read, I hope you enjoy them and find them helpful.

Warm wishes for a healthy and joy-filled new year.

~ Jesse

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2012

 Number 1:  7 Ways to ReWire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader – July 29

 Number 2:   How to Influence Without Authority – May 7

 Number 3:   8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know – November 16

Number 4:   12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do – November 26

Number 5:   A Big Goal Is Not The Same As a Vision – June 11

Number 6:   Leaders vs. Managers: The Real Answer to What’s Better – June 4

Number 7:   5 Important Leadership Lessons You Learned in Kindergarten – February 27

Number 8:   Want a Strong Team? 2 Choices: HIRE Winners or DEVELOP Winners – Sept 10

Number 9:   Charismatic Leaders vs Visionary Leaders: 7 Indicators – April 3

Number 10:   5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Identifying Team Values – April 30

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Pause, The Moment of Between
How to Keep Your Team Goals on Track

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