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?

Solitude

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?

Leadership

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

Sponsored Content

Best practices for cities around investing in technology

Twitter

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

Employees

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

Disruption

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

Awareness

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

Coolhaus

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?

Vocabulary

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

Heart

Show up, know your stuff and have some heart.