Over the course of 2018, we’ve covered quite a few topics on the blog. We’ve shared our favorites books, talked about team building, goal setting, self-care, and our approach to strategic planning. We’ve shared tips for succession planning, how to ask for a client testimonial, and the value of assessments in your business. As we look ahead to 2019, we’re taking a look back at which posts you loved most this year.

In case you missed it or want a second read, take a look at these 5 blog favorites.

What We’re Reading: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”: Emily shares key takeaways from Dr. Robert Cialdini’s book on the science behind persuasion and decision making.

3 Organization Tips from a Recovering Control Freak: As part of our series on productivity, Betsy lays out a few practical tips to help you better manage life’s daily demands and distractions, personally and professionally.

When You Go Away, Really Go Away: A great reminder before the holiday break, Catherine details an approach to vacation that we learned from a client. Spoiler: It’s an approach that helps you actually recharge and refresh on vacation instead of checking your email.

The Value of an External Read: In this post authored by Alex on his way to CSR’s first client outside the U.S., Alex shares the values of getting an external read on your business to help you move past obstacles.

The Scary Things You Hear As a Consultant: In this compilation post, the team shares the scariest things they’ve heard as consultants. Peruse the list and make sure you don’t catch yourself in one of these predicaments.

Have a topic you’d like to see us cover in 2019? Let us know in the comments.