Top 10 Guest Posts EVER!

 

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What a year it’s been! When Shawn and I launched Switch and Shift last January, we were fairly confident (and plenty hopeful) that our combined efforts would expand the reach of our message: that there is a radical shift afoot in how business is done, a shift which is both more human and more profitable.

Apparently, we aren’t alone in this observation! Between the extraordinary caliber of thinkers we’ve attracted to post, and the incredible talent and accomplishment of many of our subscribing readers, we can only come to one conclusion: the thought-leadership to be found on Switch and Shift is less about invention and discovery than it is a long-sought home for a seismic movement already well under way.

Dinosaur leaders, beware! Your successor, and maybe your board chair, likely subscribes to this site.

…Which brings us to today’s list of our top-ten guest posts ever!* As we did with our own top ten posts of 2012, Shawn and I agreed to feature the posts garnering the most retweets as the ten most popular. We could have done most shared on LinkedIn, most liked on Facebook, most commented, or most read. We didn’t.

Two other interesting notes. One is, because we’ve gathered a broader audience throughout the year, many of these top posts are from the latter part of the year. But several are not, to their authors’ credit. Also, three of the top ten posters would have had two posts each in the top ten had we repeated authors. I guess when you’re hot, you’re hot.

…Which isn’t to say that the others not on the list were cold, or missed the mark with our readers. Far from it! The difference between making this list and just missing it was very close indeed. In other words, you’re really robbing yourself of a wonderful opportunity if you don’t get to know all of our contributors, including many significant thought-leaders who are not listed below.

Here then, without further ado, are our top ten most retweeted posts. Enjoy!

10. Engaging Employees with Recognition by Roy Saunderson

9. Engage (Employees) Mindfully by Ellen Weber

8. Employee Engagement? Let Then Know You CARE by Al Smith

7. 18 Ways to Engage and Build Teams in a Social Era by Ted Rubin

6. A “To-Be” List for Aspiring Leaders by Angela Maiers

5. Happy Employees Create Happy Customers by Stan Phelps

4. Employee Engagement Starts with Them, Not You by Todd Dewett

3. Gen Y’s Resignation Letter to Bosses by Ryan Eggenberger

2. Four Traits of Motivational Leaders Who Keep It Real by Meghan Biro

1. Ten Powerful Employee Engagement Lessons by Vala Afshar

Remember, this is merely the tip of our talent-iceberg. From CEOs to bestselling authors to just plain brilliant minds, we know you’ll agree that the guest posts, and the new League-Member posts we’ll be unveiling shortly, are a cut above what you’ll find throughout most of the blogosphere. Please, explore away! You’ll love the insight and inspiration you find on Switch and Shift.

 

*It might be good to note that by “ever,” we mean “in 2012,” since this blog is only one year old. But 2012 was so last month, don’t you think?

Art by Pascal Campion

Keynote speaker. Author of A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive. Three-time CEO. Chairman and Founder of Switch and Shift. Ted Coiné is one of the most influential business experts on the Web, top-ranked by Forbes, Inc., SAP Business Innovation, and Huffington Post for his leadership, customer experience, and social media influence. Ted consults with owners, CEOs and boards of directors on making their companies more competitive by making them more human-focused. He and his family live in Naples, Florida.

  • reply Roy Saunderson ,

    Well, this gives me a whole new meaning for being ranked a #10!!

    Thanks so much Ted and Shawn for the opportunity to share my thoughts in the company of such extraordinary thinkers.

    Grateful to everyone who shared each other’s thoughts.

    Great way to start the week!

    Roy

    • reply Al Smith ,

      Wow. Thanks guys. So honored to be on this awesome list. What a great example of;

      “Let Them know you CARE”

      So grateful.

      Al

      • reply Angela Maiers ,

        Well this rocked my day!

        What an honor to be included in the conversation. I learn so much from you all.

        You are the leaders and learners I want students TO BE. I love that I have a real time example to show.

        YOU MATTER!

        • reply Ted Coine ,

          Angela, you may be the most gracious human on the Interwebs. There is no way you could pull that off day after day, year in, year out, unless it were sincere – it would be too exhausting! You help make this community the unique home of positive change that it is fast becoming.

          Thank you for all you do, my friend!

          • reply Ted Coine ,

            Al, you earned it. Your message is one I’ve followed with passion from the day we met. Clearly, you CARE. It’s apparent in all you do. So… keep doing!

            • reply Ted Coine ,

              Roy, when we find talent, we share it with our talented, passionate readers. This way, we all benefit. I’m very grateful for our friendship over the past couple of years. I look forward to sharing your inspiring message again and again in this community in the years to follow!

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