In terms of number of site visits, 2016 was the greatest year in the history of this website. All the thanks goes to Jesus Christ for His goodness and to you the readers. Like many previous years, leadership quotes and lessons from movies dominated the Top 10 Most Read Posts Of 2016.
It is funny – as a writer, you spend a great deal of time researching topics, probing deep for hidden truths, and bringing relevant, life-changing content which will make you the leader better. And after all this work and rigorous writing, Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice was the most read post of 2016. Oh well, you have to give the audience what they want!
The following are The Top 10 Most Read Leadership Posts Of 2016 as determined by you the readers. Enjoy!
- 24 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice – Surprised? I sure was. Even though the movie did not receive great reviews, readers flocked to learn the leadership truths from this movie.
- 22 Leadership Quotes And Principles From Eddie The Eagle – Even more surprised? I sure was. The inspirational story of 1988 British Olympic ski-jumper Eddie Edwards showed everyone what is possible with perseverance and a refusal to give up on your dream.
- 19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Just an incredible movie! I am continually amazed at the bravery and skill of the servicemen and women protecting our country. They are incredible leaders and true heroes.
- 23 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Doctor Strange – Marvel films are annual staples on the Top 10 Most Read lists. This year’s top visited post was story of Dr. Stephen Strange’s transformation from narcissist surgeon to disabled individual to super-hero.
- 19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – The force was definitely with this post. Much like the movie itself, this post exploded with incredible popularity. It would have easily finished as the most read post of 2016 if it would have been released earlier than mid-December.
- 34 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The Tom Hanks Movie “Sully” – Tom Hanks is simply the finest actor of this generation. Each year at least one of his films makes the Top 10 list. I also wrote a separate post on pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger entitled 22 Leadership Lessons From Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger On Surviving A Plane Crash.
- 22 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From God’s Not Dead 2 – 18 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From God’s Not Dead is the 2nd most read post in this site’s history. While the sequel did not make quite as big a splash, it still was significant enough to finish 2017 in the #7 slot.
- 36 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Captain America: Civil War – Marvel makes its second appearance on the Top 10. Of all the movies I saw in 2016, this was the most fun and enjoyable. For the record, I was on Team Cap.
- The Top 30 Blogs Christian Leaders Need To Read In 2016 – My annual listing of top Christian blogs is a staple in the yearly Top 10 list. Make sure you check back on January 1st for the 2017 edition. There will be several new names on the list.
- The Top 30 Christian Leaders You Need To Follow On Twitter In 2016 Part 1 – Also a staple in the annual Top 10 list, make sure you check back on January 9th for the 2017 edition.
As you can see, movies are by-far the most popular posts on this site. In addition to what was listed above, the following are more Hollywood films which finished in the Top 25:
- #11 – 15 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Passengers The Movie
- #13 – 25 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Risen The Movie
- #14 – 17 Leadership Quotes And Lessons For X-Men: Apocalypse
- #16 – 32 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Hacksaw Ridge – This was the best movie I saw in 2017. It should dominate the Oscars.
- #18 – 18 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The Finest Hours
- #20 – 17 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Deepwater Horizon
- #21 – 14 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Arrival The Movie
I have an interesting observation about the release date of these movies. From a leadership perspective, summer is not a great season for leadership. Those are truly are popcorn movies. The best leadership movies come from September through February. Notice the seasonal breakdown of the movies in the Top 25:
- Winter (Dec-Feb) – 6
- Spring (Mar-Apr) – 3
- Summer (May-Aug) – 1
- Fall (Sept-Nov) – 5
In conclusion, it has been an absolute privilege investing in your leadership this past year. I look forward to serving you further in 2017. God bless.
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