James daSilva

James daSilva is a senior editor in charge of SmartBrief's leadership and management content, as well as newsletters for entrepreneurs, HR executives, wholesale-distributors and manufacturers. Before joining SmartBrief, he was copy desk chief at a daily newspaper in New York. You can find him on Twitter sharing leadership and management insights @SBLeaders.

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Downturn
Downturn

Leaders aren't challenged by good times; it's how they react when things aren't going well.

Connections
Connections

Culture matters, and it still needs executive buy-in. But we’re too often thinking of “culture” as a singular instead of a plural.

Sheep
Sheep

You never finish becoming a better leader or person.

Eric Barker’s writing is based on the idea that “Here’s the best we’ve got right now.” His book aims to go beyond platitudes to help people find success.

Mentoring
Mentoring

Mentoring is critical for anyone, says longtime health care executive and nonprofit board adviser Dennis C. Miller. He offers advice both for millennials and executives.

Here's what managers and employees of any age can learn about giving and receiving feedback.

Think about traditions you observe, habits you follow. How are they shaping the person you are?

Trust requires two people, but you can go first.

Wake up each day and resolve to do better for yourself and others. The legacy, if meant to be, will follow.

Productivity
Productivity

SmartBrief's best advice on better productivity, all in one post.