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

If you’re looking to improve your business presentation skills, here are the secrets of how some top executives did just that.

Causr founder and CEO James Eder

Causr founder and CEO James Eder discusses the app he believes will change the way people connect.

"Having integrity" is about honoring your word as your life. When a person of integrity gives their word or makes a commitment, they follow through, with no exceptions.

Entrepreneurs share their advice for handling an amicable goodbye of a senior leader.

The recent elections exposed our deep divides, burst the bubbles and forced us into challenging conversations. This is a good thing, Susan Fowler writes.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How comfortable are you with giving critical feedback?

No matter how much we try to work with others and get along, the time comes when we can’t agree. Difficult times call for difficult conversations.

“I really just believe that we're here to get better every day, to inspire goodness, and provide good karma to people and organizations. If you just keep following that rule, you're going to be fine. No doubt about it.”

Sacrifice and self-awareness are 2 overlooked aspects of leadership.

Growing your business is much like running a long race: You need to train properly and know when you've pushed too hard.

This executive says her company would be less successful today if it hadn’t welcomed regular feedback from the team.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Which analytical challenge does your organization predominately face?

Leaders who capitalize on the small moments in their organization lay the foundation for a larger purpose -- to create a culture built on trusting relationships.

Whether you call it exercising your intuition, having a sixth sense, or going with your gut, your inner voice has your back.