What leaders can learn from P&O Ferries and the Great Resignation
The layoffs at P&O Ferries are just the latest example of what happens when leaders fail to prioritize and live respect as a cultural value. You can do better.
Common personality types of executives and how best to work with them
You can't control the personality types of executives you'll encounter, but you can control how you influence them and show your competence.
4 reasons why a good life is more important than happiness
Happiness is good but impermanent. Learn why a good life is about how well we spend our limited time on earth.
The change leader’s view: Why sustaining relevance matters
Sustaining relevance is a perpetual task for brands, and it's never guaranteed. Here's what you can learn from Plymouth's rise and fall.
Handling hybrid: 3 tips to get the most from modern meetings
Hybrid meetings are the new normal, and employers, managers and employees each have a role to play. Learn how to maximize hybrid meetings.
Try these practices to increase your self-regulation
Emotional integrity and cognitive restructuring are key to learning self-regulation. Here's how to develop these qualities.
How to create community: Lessons from Homeboy Industries
Learn what the work of Homeboy Industries and the Rev. Greg Boyle can teach us about community and teamwork.
Are you the manager Gen Z needs? Here are 2 mindset changes to get there
Young employees are upending work, but they aren't the problem. Instead, middle managers need to embrace the challenge and step up their leadership.
Reclaim your authentic self by learning how to keep it real
Looking to reclaim your authentic self? Learn about this 4-step framework from an executive adviser and mental health professional.
Connection: Today’s most essential leadership skill
A leader’s new power lies in his or her ability to connect with others, and that work begins by connection with yourself.
Why we long for leaders who actually care about us
Employees feel loneliness and lack connection when they don't sense that leaders care about them. Here's how to fix that in your culture.
Leaders: Are employees creating or in coping mode? How to tell
How leaders behave will generate team creativity or send people into coping mode. Learn what behaviors matter and how to get the feedback you really need.
Why tokens are the wrong incentive for workplace problems
Motivating people isn't as simple as giving tokens and other rewards. In fact, you might be incentivizing the wrong things.
Leaders who don’t treat others with respect should lovingly be set free
Leaders must set the tone for values and behaviors they expect, including treating others with respect. Leaders who can't do that need to go.
Success statements show employers how you’ve added value at work
Learning to craft success statements and communicate them to executives will be key to your next project or promotion. Learn more.
Practical ways to find success in these troubled times
From humble beginnings and through adversity, you can still find success. Learn more about what's in your control.
How do you handle team members who have little aspiration for advancing their careers?
The latest SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How do you handle team members who have little aspiration for advancing their careers?
Tapping authenticity to realize your dreams: A Q&A with author Katharine Brooks
What is the enduring allure of the best-selling book What Color is Your Parachute?
Are you proficient at each step in the leadership process?
How do you practice leadership? Do you have a leadership process? Learn this four-step approach.
Managing employee productivity: What research tells us
Research shows that managing employee productivity requires measurement and technology, but it's more than that -- you need a combination of objective measures and subjective observation.
Healing the long-term effects of COVID-19 on careers
COVID-19 has changed how people think about work and their careers. How can leaders respond to this new normal?
Lower resistance to change by following these 2 simple truths
Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley offer leaders a blueprint for leading change without provoking change resistance.
How to engage and delight customers with audio-optional streaming TV entertainment
Here’s why businesses with TV screens should switch to a streaming TV platform designed for public viewing.
Finding authentic influence: A Q&A with author Zoe Chance
Popular professor and author Zoe Chance shares her tips for using your authentic influence in business, and in life.
How comfortable is your organization with making decisions in the face of uncertainty?
The latest poll question from SmartBrief on Leadership: How comfortable is your organization with making decisions in the face of uncertainty?
HR: A critical lever for progress in diversity, equity and inclusion
Real gains in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging require the C-suite's empowerment of HR, not removing HR from DEIB, argues this Robinhood executive.
Leadership lessons from getting stuck on a mountain
Tactical readiness and cognitive readiness can help you deal with bad or even dangerous situations in life and at work.
Attention, leaders: Wake up and listen to your employees
Culture is the most important tool leaders have in retaining employees right now, but leaders and executives aren't listening.
Q&A: Connecting technology with cash, and what’s next for Brink’s
Brink's Executive Vice President Rohan Pal discusses how digital cash management fits into the retail and restaurant business segment.