Leadership Magazines

This is a select list of Leadership Magazines – in alphabetical order – for your professional development.

Some of these links are web sites designed specifically for leaders and have print and on-line magazines for their members. Other web sites – most of them – offer a free electronic newsletter with leadership articles (don’t forget to take advantage of this feature). Other web sites are leadership magazines themselves. Etc …

It’s up to you to explore – enjoy!

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Business & Leadership

They have four leadership magazines: “Knowledge Ireland,” “Irish Director,” “Owner Manager,” and “Marketing Age.”

CEO Forum

Australian magazine for CEO’s.

CEO Journal

“Created to meet the specific needs of the top executives at major corporations worldwide, CEO Journal boasts incisive commentary and analysis from the world's most powerful business leaders alongside investigative and provocative articles from leading journalists.”

Chief Executive

A wealth of resources for the CEO – Printed and electronic versions.

European CEO

You can read the magazine in full and on-line.

Fast Company

Great resource magazine – on- and off-line – lots of leadership articles. Highly recommended.


A classic.


Another classic.

Harvard Business Review

An excellent source of knowledge on the cutting edge about leadership and management topics – highly recommended. There are many leadership magazines, but this one is one of the best there are.


“The daily resource for entrepreneurs.”


INSEAD is one of the world’s top ranked international graduate business schools and research institutions. It has wide cultural diversity and a strong global perspective with two campuses, one in Paris and one in Singapore, plus an Executive Education and Research Centre in Abu Dhabi, a North Americas office in New York City, and a Research Centre in Israel.

On this link here above you can access a rich variety of leadership articles and you can also subscribe to its electronic newsletter. INSEAD stands for “Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires”


Intelliven is not a magazine but a blog whose mission is to teach leaders and their top teams to actually do what they say they will do so they can get their organizations on track to long-term growth and performance.

Leadership Excellence

“The leading monthly digest of the world’s best value-centered, principle-based ideas and strategies for organizational and executive development. Each month, 16 to 20 of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners share their cutting edge management ideas and strategies in digest format.” Print and digital edition.

Management Today

This UK magazine has articles about leadership, governance, human capital, strategy and operations, etc.

Management Today Magazine

This is the Australian Institute of Management national monthly magazine. “Management Today's broad range of articles and case studies offer valuable learning and advice for frontline managers through to senior executives.”

McKinsey Quarterly

It is the business journal of McKinsey & Company – it publishes articles on leadership, strategy, finance, etc.; all you have to do is to register for free, choose among the different options they have available, and you will receive your chosen publications via email. Also, you can access literally hundreds of articles in their leadership magazines. Highly recommended.

MIT Sloan Management Review

“You'll get the latest thinking on the leadership skills, qualities, and knowledge you'll need to lead your people as companies, markets, and political environments change.” Weekly e-bulletins – also, highly recommended.


“It offers powerful, quick, and vital business analysis, insights, commentary, and other intellectual capital direct from the authors, strategists, and editors at strategy+business.”


“Vistage International is the world’s foremost chief executive leadership organization. Vistage members have access to thousands of business leadership articles that offer timely, detailed, actionable advice to solve specific business problems. These articles are presented in an exclusive online environment uncluttered by advertising.”

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A wealth of information about leadership and other topics of interest to leaders. Another one we highly recommend.


A monthly printed and on-line magazine, that reports on how technology affects culture, the economy and politics. Not specifically about leadership – but a very handy tool for today’s leader.

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