SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers

Last week's poll question: Has your boss ever sabotaged your efforts to take on a new role?


Stepping back can help us move forward. Here are some things to think about during those times.

Just in time

Leadership today demands in-the-moment responsiveness. You can’t afford to misread people’s needs or default to using your power to drive results.

Women in leadership

Executives discussed empathetic communication, collaborative mentoring and effective networking at the 2017 SmartBrief Women in Leadership Forum.

Last week's poll question: Which is more important: having a great technology to sell or a great operation that sells it?


Self-serving leaders might get short-term results but, over the long term, key outcomes are negatively affected by selfish leaders’ actions.

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Best practices for cities around investing in technology


Technology is not a substitute for leadership, especially in business.


Disengaged employees cost the US billions each year. What can managers do?


Help your team members discover how they can disrupt the status quo.


Here’s a closer look at why CEOs lack emotional intelligence and what can be done to enhance it.


An interview with the CEO of Coolhaus, an architecturally inspired ice cream brand that got its first big push at Coachella.

Last week's poll question: Have you ever considered starting your own business?


It is important to speak with authority in a timely manner while still using carefully considered words.


Show up, know your stuff and have some heart.