B2B Reads: Leadership Anxiety, Trap of Caring, and Casualties of Perfection


In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the web each week. We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.

Leadership anxiety: How To Lead When You Experience It
Anxiety might be the most universal felt experience of leadership. Some may call it “impostor syndrome” or “negative self-talk”, it can also be known as “the Crow”, the negative inner critic who is squawking in your ear. Thank you for the great read, Claire Lew.

Common Workplace Conflicts and Their Solutions
Conflict in the workplace happens for a variety of reasons: Poor decision-making processes, lack of clarity, ineffective communication and hundreds of other reasons. Many leaders view conflict as problematic, but conflict is not the problem, mismanagement is. Thank you, Marlene Chism, for the insightful read.

What Does Commuting Do To Innovation
Would you agree with researchers that our commute actually plays a vital role in helping us transition from our work life to our personal life? Thus greatly helping our work-life balance.  Indeed, the commute is especially important for those who struggle with work-family conflicts. Thank you for the great read Adi Gaskell.

The Trap of Caring Too Much about What Other People Think
We humans are social animals. We’re wired to think about our role in the group and about how others think of us. It matters in our families, friendships, and work relationships. We can’t survive and thrive without tending to these relationships. Thank you, Gregg Vanourek, for the great read.

Netflix Had Changed Storytelling
We live in the golden age of storytelling. Never before have so many high-quality shows been made year to year. The result is a completely new way of storytelling, which has nothing to do with the archaic hero’s journey, master plots, and character archetypes. Instead, it is focused on people, their characters, their journey, and the overarching question: How did this person become who they are today? Thank you for the great read, Rebecca Vogels.

Casualties of Perfection
The best any species can do is to be good at some things until the things it’s not good at suddenly matter more. Not maximizing your potential is actually the sweet spot in a world where perfecting one skill compromises another. Thank you, Morgan Housel for the great read.

12 Work-From-Home Productivity Hacks
Separating your work life and home life, firing up your energy levels, and maximizing your efficiency are key approaches to help you boost productivity. Here are some great hacks to set yourself up for success while working from home. Thank you for the great tips, Ayaz Nanji.

Hire a Marketing Agency or Hire In-House Marketers: Which Is Right for You?
The decision to go with in-house marketing vs. an agency depends on several factors, including your current strengths, short- and long-term goals, and availability of resources. Here are some situations on when to use an internal resource or go with an agency. Thank you, Jackie Hermes, for the great insight.

The State of Sales Coaching
The most common way for sales reps to receive coaching is through 1-on-1 meetings. Since moving to remote work, they’ve received less coaching than usual or no coaching at all. Thank you, Ayaz Nanji, for the insightful read.

The Practice of Truly Enjoying Time Off
We are not used to taking time off, and tend to be either in a work-hard-nonstop mode … or in a kind of malaise where we don’t feel like doing anything and are not fully enjoying life. It’s almost as if life has trained us not to enjoy time off! Thank you for the mindful read, Leo Babauta.