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

You must manage your team, manage up and manage your communities.

Integrity

Integrity is the foundation of sound organizations that know what they are and what they value.

Visualization

Visualize your fears to help overcome them and perform better.

Obama delivers lessons on work, purpose

Lessons on leading teams and driving progress from President Barack Obama

Last week's question: How do you deal with manipulative people?

Strategic alignment

An organization needs to be honest in addressing its challenges, both internal and external, to achieve real success.

Stress

Our daily lives can feel overwhelming, but there's a way forward.

Startups

Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share advice on how to bring two distant departments together.

Middle managers

Middle management will change but isn't going anywhere.

Shine

Soft skills are the future. Here are some ways you can develop them in your employees.

Last week's question: What’s the biggest challenge in leading a high-performing team?

Builder

This book excerpt reveals the hidden talents of successful "builders."

Habits

When we live in an environment, we become blind to the weak spots. Facing those blind spots can be either the truth that hurts or the truth that sets you free.

James Blake

Grace is putting what you believe into practice for the betterment of others. And, for that reason, it resonates strongly with leaders.

Disobedience

Obedience isn't everything. Just ask Volkswagen.