Leadership and Management: SmartBrief Originals
Meetings
Meetings

Let your people vent their feelings first before giving them a new assignment. It is good to confront the issues in the room before action is taken.

Regrained
Regrained

An idea for using "spent" grain from brewing turned into a company for Dan Kurzrock.

Time-wasters
Time-wasters

These are 3 types of conversations you don't want to encourage.

Office harassment
Office harassment

Don’t excuse bad workplace behavior. Don’t accept ignorance of the behaviors or turn a blind eye to them just because the employee is key or a rainmaker for the organization.

Thinking
Thinking

Our thinking patterns are like well-developed muscles. It takes time and focus to train and adjust them to new movements, new thoughts and messages.

Downturn
Downturn

Leaders aren't challenged by good times; it's how they react when things aren't going well.

Self-awareness
Self-awareness

Living in ignorance is no solution. You need to learn from your mistakes.

Cynicism is not the same as pessimism or skepticism. Cynicism will not bring the results or morale you seek.

Women leaders
Women leaders

It’s time to empower the women in your organization to shed their armor and lead from their feminine center.

Careers
Careers

Every manager should be looking to help employees advance, but there's no one solution. You must approach each employee based on their specific skill set, experience and career aspirations.