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5 of the Best Business Blogs for Executives

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These Blogs Will Keep You at the Top of the Game

From the time we’re very young, we understand that reading is one of the easiest and best ways to learn. We read constantly throughout our grade school years, and hopefully, have adopted reading as a passion by the time we reach our teens. A love of reading translates quickly into being more informed, more worldly, and more knowledgeable on a variety of topics.

An executive who takes time to read has a number of advantages over his or her non-reading colleagues and co-workers, especially if he or she is choosing reputable publications that provide insight into the deeper issues of the business world.

If you’d like to begin your foray into incredible business publications, to become a better employer, employee, or business-owner, here are 5 great business blogs to get to you started.

1. Branding Strategy Insider

Business Insider

This blog is the brand-builder’s best friend; if you own a small business and are looking for great insight into establishing your brand in its niche, or even need help carving out your company’s particular brand to begin with, Branding Strategy Insider can help you along. Here’s a sample of some of the topics they cover:

+Many Brands Confuse Reach and Value

+4 Rules for Making Authentic Brand Claims

+4 Ways Smaller Brands Can Gain Ground

Check out their “authors” page and peruse their archive for topics that are relevant to you; they post multiple times a week, so there’s always something to look out for.

2. Harvard Business Review

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This was an obvious selection, both for Harvard Business School’s sterling reputation and for its consistently relevant and well-written blog articles. The HBR gets at some of the deepest issues of being a professional, a manager or a high-level executive. These blogs offer insight into psychological issues in the workforce, hiring practices in the modern age, and global business trends for multiple industries. They also offer case studies, statistics and plenty of analysis. A few notable blogs?

+Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Work Weeks

+How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years

+How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

In order to read the great content, you do have to sign up through the website; however, sign-up is free, and doing so will give you access to 15 free articles every month.

3. Hubspot Blog

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Hubspot, the marketing software and education juggernaut based in Boston, provides readers with high-quality content ranging from branding standards and building a presence on social media to advice for perfecting sales techniques and creating office harmony.

Here are a few great blogs to check out from the site:

+I Re-Interviewed Every Employee At My Agency—Here’s What I Learned

+9 Highly Reputable Sources for Compelling Marketing Stats

+The Dos and Don’ts of Sales Prospecting

This blog is free; all you need to do is access the website and start reading away.

4. Michael Hyatt, Intentional Leadership

michael hyattHyatt is a best-selling author who specializes in offering advice about succeeding as a leader, both at work and at home. Known by many as a “virtual mentor,” Hyatt has been a dedicated and prolific blogger for over 10 years, covering a range of topics to benefit the conscientious and ambitious business person. Here are a few titles to consider:

+Don’t Hire People Unless the Batteries Are Included

+How Evernote Can Make You a Better, Faster Blogger

+How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed at Work Without Blowing Up Their Marriages

This blog is free through Hyatt’s website.

5. Jon Gordon

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A motivational speaker and best-selling author, John Gordon’s blog focuses on providing readers with inspiration for their professional lives, from getting through a firing to creating habits that will lead to a more productive day at work. Here is some Gordon’s best content:

+3 Habits to Help Create Your Best Year Ever

+Are You a Shark or a Goldfish?

+The Power of a Positive Educator

Each of these blogs can provide you with a wealth of knowledge covering a range of topics. If you’re eager to read, learn and make strides as a business person, it’s time to find the online publications that will keep you informed, inspired and on top of your game.

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Dale Schahczinski
Goal driven team leader, with industry experience spanning all aspects of operations and administration.