Inspiring Others: SmartBrief Originals

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

3 simple steps you should be taking to be grounded, effective and grateful.

Education sessions build new relationships, lead to new opportunities, boost recruiting, and even generate direct revenue.

Temperament is a strong attribute of leadership; those with a temperament that is more focused on others will be those who can lead the most effectively.

You can't have a strong bench if you aren't inspiring your people -- and holding them accountable.

Molly MacDonald overcame a cancer diagnosis and financial stress to start a nonprofit for others like her. Here's her story.

Classroom
Classroom

Managers can learn from teachers, who are a foundational influence on the lives of children -- and who they become.

What motivates you?
What motivates you?

We know about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. But those aren't the only options for inspiring employees.

Lead and command
Lead and command

This leader thought the job of a leader was to be directive -- i.e. to tell staff what to do. Here's how he recognized his mistake.

Peel away your mask, especially if you want to make your mark in the corporate world, where everyone is expected to wear a facade of some kind.