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

Smart executives spend a good deal of time working to improve the performance of individual employees.

Melinda Gates

Collaboration, data help to address the world’s most pressing public health and education challenges.

Intuitive decision-making has been shown to be both accessible and readily trainable. Here's how to get started.

Research suggests that it takes just the right mix of innate talent, personality traits, and life experiences to be successful and reach the top of the ladder. Here are four characteristics that set successful people apart.

What drives the president and former CEO of Annie's? What is his value system and that of the company's?

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. What's the balance between "thinking" and "doing" on your team?

Being a boss brings a lot of pressure. These seven steps wil lhelp you thrive under the pressure and develop great employees.

Microphone

Who would think of doing a live stage performance without rehearsing? Stepping up to speak requires the same kind of extensive preparation.

Don't believe the hype: When it comes to workplace priorities and beliefs, similarities among generations are much greater than differences.

10 entrepreneurs share how they'd spend $1,000 set aside for leadership development.

How can we strike the proper balance between work, family and community in a manner that is both responsible and fulfilling?

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. As we enter Q3, how is your year going?

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A wellness program requires commitment, strategic execution and looking at a metric called value on investment.

Almost all mentoring initiatives start with a desire to develop and enrich employees, but the precise motivations that drive mentoring are as varied as the programs themselves.