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

Results are a good thing, but delivering promised results is only half the leader’s job.

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Using technology can help airlines better manage operations

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Airlines are increasingly using technology and data to better service

How do you continue to innovate and lead in your industry, and with your existing workforce when you don't have the budget for M&A?

You can't have a strong bench if you aren't inspiring your people -- and holding them accountable.

There is no safe way to be great, and, there is no great way to be safe. The safe paths have all been taken. The paths left to us require risk.


Once you give in to fear, a pattern begins to develop where you continue to avoid the fear by giving in to it.

11 entrepreneurs share one HR function that they think fouders hold on to too long

"Leadership happens at all levels, and there is a lot more than just your place on the org chart that determines how much of a leader that you are."

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How trusting are you when you work with someone new? SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders

The best feedback is given as soon as possible. The longer you put it off, the more daunting the task will seem

What’s underpinning strategic inflexibility? What can organizations do to improve their flexibility?

Election Day

Election years are stressful all around, and the stakes are so high that anxiety can easily bleed into the workplace. Here are some side-effects of election years you should consider.


Since too much of a good thing is still too much, leaders need to check themselves and their behavior on a regular basis.