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

Last week's poll question: When is the last time you unplugged for a few days and took a real break from work?

Big Data to date has helped both sides in the struggle between consumers and corporations. We have to make sure it remains a fair fight.

Values

Here are the research-backed values, attitudes and behaviors shown by great organzations.

Empathy

Empathy is more important than ever as technology takes over our interactions.

Slack

How can you make the best use of Slack without it becoming a distraction or platform for unnecessary chatter?

Cow

Bill Evans helped with a community-founded creamery, and eventually found himself running nine ag businesses. Here's what he's learned.

Google

If you want employees to choose and reward actions that focus on business success, then you need to become intentional about rooting out the behaviors that work against this dynamic.

2018

It’s already time to begin thinking about sales compensation plans for 2018 (believe it or not).

It is necessary to know what you are and what you can do. Sounds simple, but too often we don’t take the time – or, more precisely – make the time to understand our role.

Perspective

A CEO's lessons from having a son with autism.

Rock star

Teams need high-visibility, high-stakes performers, but they also need people who are more comfortable in the background, supporting others.

SmartPulse

Last week's poll question: What's the biggest challenge you face in taking your career to the next level?

SmartPulse

Last week's poll question: How do you allocate your time and energy across your team members?

Barriers

There are dozens of ways “I already know” manifests. For example, “I already know what he will say, and “I’ve already tried that a dozen times.”

Leaders

Why is it so hard to connect with those whom we spend most of the day?