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

To become a better leader (either of yourself or for others), you must learn how to live from an empowered state. Here’s how.

Tell, teach and make time for your people -- a simple yet effective formula.

What are you and your company doing to build good working relationships even when not everyone can be there for Pizza Friday?

Look to 1787 for an example of how to serve a cause even when you are worried about its direction.

Here are some proven tips and best practices for preparing for a media interview, from media strategy and training expert Scott Morgan.

Few employees get enough praise and encouragement. Here's how to change that.

Smart leaders know that skill alone won’t woo, wow and win customers. You need people with the right passions to develop and sustain a competitive edge.

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Can you can find ways to demand more from your team while still encouraging them to grow?

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How much disturbance is the election causing at your office?

What works best for women who want to get the bigger projects, get a raise, or get that promotion?

You need to speak the language of the listener, and this requires that you learn something about them as well as tailor your argument to meet their needs.

You've started and built a business, but now you feel your creative spark is gone. Here's how to refocus.