Top 40 Personal Development and Leadership Blogs

Coupon Machine Blog
JUNE 27, 2016

Top 40 Personal Development and Leadership Blogs

Excellent news: I have to be included in the top 40 blogs for personal development and leadership. The list has been compiled by the team running the Coupon Machine Blog after a long survey of many similar blogs and sites.

According to the editorial of the post for the “Top 40 Personal Development and Leadership Blogs” the:

“blogs in this list are the best of the best, the articles are written by experts in the matter of self-improvement and leadership. These experts are the best in their respective fields, and the improvement techniques and ways of thinking that they share are testimonials of their own experiences, and it doesn’t surprise in the least that they are followed by millions of people”.

The “Top 40 Personal Development and Leadership Blogs” list contains 40 of the most influential bloggers on leadership and personal development field, including the blogs of authors, entrepreneurs, mentors, influencers, and organizations as:

to mention only a few in random selection (check the whole list here)!

The introduction the post’s editor made for me and my blog is an excellent one (thank you very much Nikitha). It introduces me as following:

Takis Athanassiou is an e-Business & e-Learning consultant who writes about building a meaningful life. His blog posts are very personalized and focus on how to use your own strengths to become better at every aspect of life, and succeed in every field you choose. His ideas about personal development are astounding and groundbreaking. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to find out more about him.

I am deeply honored to be included in a such a high esteemed list among such distinguished names.

My deep and sincere thank you to my readers and to the editorial team of  Coupon Machine Blog.

Thank you all.


Get a FREE online course on “How To Define Your Ideal Niche Market”

Great News: Last night I finish up my new free course “Define Your Ideal Niche Market” and upload it on Coursmos. The course is focused on some main business concepts like market, niche market, products/services, value proposition, customers, etc. and aims at providing you a solid foundation for developing your business.

The course is based on concepts researched here and based on the interaction and the discussions I had with my readers. There was a necessity for some more information on the subject, nor just as information but as a small roadmap could help people to clarify further their ideas for business. This is the reason this course developed.

This short video tutorial follows a simple step-by-step approach and it is addressed to anyone want to learn some more things about business and startups. It is structured in 4 main video sections supported by core activities which can help you draw the correct conclusions for you and your business.

You can subscribe to the course Now >>

How To Develop A Side Income Online

Business, today, is not what used to be. When I start working there were no widespread internet infrastructures and its main purpose is to facilitate the communication between distance business parties. The advance of technology and the practices developed upon the web’s infrastructure changed all that and render Internet one of the favorite places for doing business, communicate and interact.

How To Develop A Side Income Online

Do you need to change re-brand your company, but you don’t know how? Do you believe that branding is an easy case for anyone to do it? Do you think value creation can compensate for the lack of your visibility in the market? Or do you believe that you should hire an image maker or a brand specialist to develop organically a better brand for your company?

Whatever, though, you would believe, the fact is that brand is a very important factor today for the business competitiveness and its visibility in the market. You see, brand:

is a set of marketing and communication methods that help to distinguish a company from competitors and create a lasting impression in the minds of customers. (Wikipedia: Brand)

To do that efficiently, a small business owner or an entrepreneur has 3 prime solutions:

  1. To hire and expert and let him/her do all the work, or
  2. Assigning it to his/her marketing team and let them do the job with his/her assistance, or
  3. Selecting a mixed solution involving him/herself, his/her marketing team and a team of experts.

In any case, though, the choice should be hers or his. And his/her target should be the value creation towards the niche market in which the company operates.

The owner or the entrepreneur should be in the loop and should have an opinion about his/her company’s brand.  This is the reason why small business owners or/and entrepreneurs should study all the relevant concepts and form an educated opinion about what he/she is needed for his/her company.

This is the purpose of this deck. The Art & Science of Value Creation: 3 Traits of Great Value-creators is a small presentation by Jeremiah Gardner worth reading it. Jeremiah is an author, keynote speaker, and lean innovation catalyst aiming at changing the way people thinking about branding.

Do you want more value creation for your brand and company? Would you like to re-think the basic concept of the branding process? Check this presentation and reflect on the concepts covered by Jeremiah in relation to your company.

Action Item: As you reviewing this deck, grab a notepad and a pencil and write down the things more interested you in relation to your company status. Filter the result and develop a small task list for the things you find more easily to implemented and would provide more value to your company. When you finish the reading, add some notes or remarks to the comment section.

#The.Business.Toolkit Package [Standard Edition]

The.Business.Toolkit Package Cover What would you do when you need resources or reference for something you have to do or write? How do you manage the references you need for your job when you have to use them in order to do something?

Most people make a bookmark in the browser they use for the articles or posts find of interest and have it stored for future reference. Other people use specialize applications to have a centralized catalog of resources  the need for business, hobby or leisure.

There are many ways, of course. The most common (and widespread) ways and applications for having a web resource for future reference are:

I have a long collection of references (selected and collected after 23+ years of work in IT sector) I use for my work  and still with all the tools provided by modern technology (like the Chrome add-on application called Holmes which help you to search within) your bookmarks had trouble to select the best ones for the occasions at hand.

This is the reason I developed #The.Business.Toolkit Package [Standard Edition]. I originally develop it as a file to help me filter many resources I found of value all over the web. The file grows up to cover my current interests and topics I need resources for and updated by the respected bookmarks to help readers to incorporate them into their daily browser activities.

#The.Business.Toolkit Package [Standard Edition] is a zip package containing a book (in PDF format) with organized resources and applications I using for my work as well as the respected bookmarks mentioned in the book.  It is a premium package at a very low price in order many people can benefit from the resources it contains.

I hope it proved useful to you!

If you like it, please let a note in the comment section.

Why Bother Blogging?

When I start writing for the web or journaling (around 1994 if I remember correctly) the term blog was not as widespread as it is today. The infrastructures for web were very expensive to use on a personal base and I didn’t have a domain on my own (this happens, later on!) I wrote for company purposes and I wrote posts, newsletters, and information for my company, for products or services of interest or for the projects I managed, but rarely personal reflections and things I’d like to share.

Why Bother Blogging?