Top 12 Posts From The League of Extraordinary Thinkers of 2013



“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

If you want a flavor for what is at the core of Switch and Shift’s thought leadership, this is the post for you. Below, in descending order, are the twelve most-shared posts of 2013 from the heart and soul of this site, our League of Extraordinary Thinkers.

What amazes us is the diversity of this group. In the collection below, you’ll find top authors and sought-out consultants, inspirational speakers and CEOs, a social media power influencer and even a general still serving active duty in Afghanistan!

Why do they write here? Without question, these experts and the rest of our League appreciate the incredibly talented forward-thinking leaders who read, watch, and listen on this site. Yet again and again, they tell us there’s more. Switch and Shift is out to change things; together, all of us have found this space to come together, connect, and live up to the challenge that Margaret Mead left in the quote above. That’s why we’re proud to be a member of this community of purpose. You, too?

Enjoy these posts. Bookmark the page. Share it with a friend. And if you feel that this is the place for you as well, we certainly hope you subscribe below. We’ve barely started. Together, let’s change the world!

12. The Invaluable Leadership Attribute of Compassion by John Michel

11. Not a Born Leader? So What! by Dr. Janice Presser

10. Exceptional Leadership Requires Wearing Just One Hat by Lisa Shelley

9. Engagement Encouraged at All Levels Ensures a Thriving Company by William Powell

8. Empower Your Employees and They Will Power Your Brand by Ted Rubin

7. 3 Everyday Leadership Lessons for Managers by Achim Nowak

6. Where Have All the Women Leaders Gone? by Dana Theus

5. Social Business Needs a Culture of Social Leadership by Jamie Notter

4. Strategy Is One of the Most Misused Words in Business by John Bell

3. An Open Letter to Millennials… Thank You for What I See in You by Angela Maiers

2. From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership by Irene Becker

1. 5 Actions That Spark Employee Engagement by Meghan Biro


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Occasionally our founders team up to write about topics that pique their curiosities. Follow Ted on Twitter @tedcoine. Follow Shawn on Twitter @shawmu.

  • Shawn, Ted and the amazing Switch and Shift team, thank you for affording me the tremendous privilege of being a part of this gifted, selfless group. I am inspired by your example and humbled by your talent. Merry Christmas and best wishes for an amazing 2014. With utmost respect from Afghanistan. J

  • William Powell

    Honored to be among such great people! Love this community and happy to be a part of it. I can’t wait to see what happens in 2014!! The celebration of the value the human being brings to organizations is absolutely intoxicating for me. Happy to connect with kindred spirits. I vote a face-to-face meet-up in 2014 for the Leaguers.

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