For anyone looking to be the best person they can be (and, let’s face it, aren’t we all?), then we need to surround ourselves with the best of the best of the best… And although you might not to be able to literally rub shoulders with some of the world’s leading leadership experts, the power of The Internet means that we can still benefit from their words of wisdom, their thought processes, and their incredibly positive attitudes.
Below are 9 of the best leadership experts in the world. And if you’re not following them yet, then – we have to say – you should be…!
1. Jeff Haden
Hadden’s list of achievements is as long as your arm! This ghostwriter, speaker, and author is a font of information for anyone who wants to know more about leadership in the world of business and technology. He worked his way to the success the hard way – climbing his way through the ranks and doing his time – and it’s this that’s made him the guy he is today.
Check him out and follow him on Twitter.
2. Anita Campbell
Anita took the step from her comfortable job as a lawyer into that of small business, management, and leadership speaking – and she certainly did it with aplomb! Forbes have her listed as the Top Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs, and the lady sure does know her stuff when it comes to business news, forecasting, content marketing and advice on how to best utilize social media to enhance your business.
3. Ram Charan
Some people simply accept their lot in life, but Ram Charan certainly wasn’t one of them. This is the guy who lived in Northern India, working in the family shoe shop, to ending up where he is now – as a full time consultant to CEOs of major global corporations. In other words, it’s not where you come from – it’s where you’re going that counts…
Check out his pearls of wisdom on the Ram Charan website.
4. Tom Peters
Prolific author, Tom Peters, not only pens a lot of words, but they’re ones you should take note of. So much so that NPR have said that his book, In Search of Excellence, is one of the top three business books of the century! And that’s praise indeed.
5. Deepak Chopran
Physician, Chopran, is all about the holistic approach to life, and how this can be incorporated into your work life to and business ideals. After all, if you’re not healthy and functioning at full steam, how on earth can you be the best leader you can be? He also advocates alternative medicine, and has been listed by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 icons of the 21st century.
Check him out on Twitter.
6. Robert B. Cialdini
Cialdini is a social psychology expert who’s the pioneer of the globally recognized ‘Six Principles of Persuasion’, a process that’s been used by many of the world’s leaders in business to understand not only how they can best lead, but how to attract people to actually WANT to follow them.
His research was considered ground-breaking, and he continues to inspire and help leaders around the world to be the very best they can.
7. Barbara Corcoran
A giant in the world of real estate, don’t think that this ABC ‘Shark Tank’ lady is only about property. Because she’s the master when it comes to getting right to the crux of a matter, and deciding the best way to move forward. This has led to her becoming one of the leading lights of making the very best out of even a dire-seeming situation.
She’s also living proof that even if you failed to make the grade at school, or if you’re employment record so far in life isn’t what it should be, that you can still turn everything on it’s head and become the success and great leader you yearn to be.
8. Lynda Gratton
Gratton is a Human Resources guru, and advises everyone that that it’s up to them to take charge of their own future when it comes to their professional career. Wise words indeed, from the lady who’s founded a research company that uses academic data from cutting edge research to provide real and unique business solutions.
9. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Kanter has accolades that read like a Who’s Who in leadership consulting… From her book, SuperCorp, to her professorship at Harvard Business School, this lady combines her talent in business leadership with a social responsibility to human communities.