Celebrating, Taking a Break and Some Changes

Leadership Voices entered 2014 with a full head of steam thanks to a strong finish to 2013.

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We have seen our readership grow beyond our wildest dreams.  Since we started analyzing our website activity on March 3rd of last year and through the end of December we had almost 11,000 visits to the many pages of the website.  And of those visits, almost 6,500 were unique visitors to the site.  And altogether, folks read over 20,000 pages on LeadershipVoices.com!  We are reaching over 1,000 people every month with positive messages and inspiration to be come a better leader.

In this time period we brought you 264 new and original articles on many aspects of leadership.  Some of them drew a lot of interest in a short period of time such as the first guest post by David Tannery.  As of today it has been read over 340 times.  Another guest, Chris Fowler provided an article and it was read almost 1,500 times.  One of my own that was written about the leadership style of Mahatma Gandhi has been seen and read almost 1,300 times.

But we have had many more that were not read by as many, still had an incredible impact on people’s lives as seen by the comments and replies to the article.  Billy Long’s article on being a “Sheepdog” continues to have the most comments.  Another one about the qualities of manliness that have stood the test of time has had a lot of comments as well.  Articles on Mentoring and Accountability were also very well received by you, our audience.  There have been others that were impactful as well.

Taking a Break and Some Changes - 1However, in the month of January you may seem some of our regular contributors taking a break.  Several of our authors are taking some much needed time off to recharge their creative batteries and will be returning in February.  And that will lead to some changes.  For instance, Dan DeVries has stepped up and has written a 5 part series of articles on Financial Leadership in the Home that we will be publishing soon.  I have previewed them and they are spectacular.  I think you will really find them beneficial to you and your family.  I am also working with some more guest authors and I am excited about their contributions as well.

Women’s Wednesday will be on hiatus during January so that Jamie Joy can focus on her own writing for her blog found at http:JamieJoy.com. There may be some other changes and some folks stepping up to provide content during this time.

Taking a Break and Some Changes - 2Change is coming too.  I am also working on a series for the month of February that will address some key areas of leadership.  Watch the website and newsletter for more details on this series and the other articles that will be coming your way.  And speaking of the newsletter —  Are you receiving our free weekly newsletter that summarizes all of the new and fresh content each week on LeadershipVoices.com?  If you are not receiving it, would you please look to the right sidebar of the website and give us your name, email address and how you prefer to receive the newsletter?  Or, just use the simple form on the bottom of this post today.  We promise not to spam you or hit you with anything other than the newsletter or a special notice about an upcoming live leadership event.

Be patient with us in January and we will continue to bring you new, fresh and original leadership content.

So, “Thank You!” again for a great year.  You have made us a part of your busy lives and we hope that our contributions are helping you become a better leader in every aspect of your life.

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I am the husband of a beautiful and wonderful woman. I am the father of two of the greatest kids on the planet. I am a father-in-law to a great young woman. And I am Papa to three very special grandchildren. In my spare time I am an active blogger and writer. And if there is any time left over, I work with small non-profit organizations and churches on the topics of change management, crisis intervention and leadership development.

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