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

No matter what country’s language you speak, conflict arises from our inability to successfully communicate values.

How do you keep employee communication strong and clear in a growing company? 8 entrepreneurs share their advice.

“You can’t leave your team culture to chance. Culture and values are too important to the business."

martPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Have you ever taken a huge risk that didn't work out?

A look at classic influence tactics of leaders, and what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are doing to win over voters

Research into persuasion suggests that smart leaders will first seek to understand what the other people is thinking -- and why -- before attempting to sway them.

Diversity

As tech companies struggle to build diversity, they should remember that empathy can be a transformative tool for deconstructing unconscious biases and building understanding between people of different backgrounds.

Chances are, even if CEOs think they're actively listening to the employee voice of an organization, the workforce doesn’t agree.

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Willpower is something that can be learned and can be strengthened with practice. It’s also a vital component of mental toughness.

8 entrepreneurs offer advice for leaders who want to find out, "Am I doing a bad job?"

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How do you view your need for skill development?

""I don’t have patience for excuses. We all make mistakes. The first part of learning is admitting."

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