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

Failure comes when we give into defeat. Refusing to give in and pushing forward requires determination.

Learning doesn’t end with graduation from school. Learning doesn’t (only) come from books.

Never forget that when you make honesty a key value, you generate the trust that is needed to truly make you a great leader.

Clif Bar's CEO on how he leads, how he balances it all and why he tries to remember everyone's name.

Studies show that one of the most critical factors to getting ahead is raising your visibility by speaking up.


SmartBrief's best advice on better productivity, all in one post.

Disasters are unpredictable, unavoidable, and take many forms. Is your organization ready?

Power of 10

Cinnabon President Joe Guith takes a look at the structure of a successful network as it pertains to executive-level leaders pursuing opportunities for growth.

People can still do things that machines can't, but it helps if they're properly inspired by their leaders.

14 entrepreneurs on what they are trying to improve about themselves in the new year.

Just because you have a particular job title doesn’t mean that you have no control over how you perform your duties. Take the initiative.

How big an ego does a leader need? And what’s the price of overconfidence?

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. What's your perspective going into 2017?

Curiosity is a tool that can work for you or against you. The key is to understand how to use curiosity to your advantage.

Compromise is essential for business success, especially because we're rarely the sole decision-makers.