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

When there’s no time to prepare, how do you formulate your thoughts in the moment so you can be compelling and engaging?

Not all passion is positive, but when applied correctly, passion is how people and organizations make a difference.

Chariot

When you decide to stop running and to turn and face your inner demons, you can shift from the driven to the driver of your life.

14 entrepreneurs share advice on how to bust silos and get people talking.

Self-esteem

Loss of self-esteem is a loss of dignity and self-respect, and that is a downward spiral that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Here are five effective ways you can boost your self-esteem.

Will Hartley

An interview with food entrepreneur Will Hartley.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Is your organization rigorous about succession planning?

Direction

Here are six jobs great leaders do every day in the pursuit of top-performing players.

Employees

You can win people’s hearts and minds and inspire commitment, not just compliance, by promoting originality, compassion, and autonomy when handling employee issues.

Mindfulness

The power of modeling cannot be overstated. Simply living one’s own mindfulness practice offers an opportunity to lead by example.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How has your business shifted since the last time you wrote your strategic plan?

Vulnerability

There’s a scientific basis for why vulnerability is an important leadership attribute: Humans are wired to help one another.

White House

Whether it be politics or any potentially sensitive issue, here are things to consider before you begin to talk about any potentially divisive topic.

Learn how to encourage belonging and why it matters so much for engagement.

Flag bearer

Great leaders honor their “flag” by using it constantly as a potent symbol to remind associates of what they can become, not just what they do.