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

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

Last week's poll question: Which is more important: having a great technology to sell or a great operation that sells it?

Women in leadership

Executives discussed empathetic communication, collaborative mentoring and effective networking at the 2017 SmartBrief Women in Leadership Forum.

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Best practices for cities around investing in technology


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


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


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


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


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?


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


Show up, know your stuff and have some heart.


A little preparation will go a long way when it comes to interviewing job candidates.


When stress is affecting you, don't bottle it up. Here's what to do instead.


9 entrepreneurs offer tips on being a better networker.