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

What can leaders and managers do to reduce stress in their workplaces?


Compassion is very much a component of strong workplace leadership.

These four steps won't be easy, but if you can master them, you'll keep your best people.

Take the leap

Remember: you don’t have to get everything right; you just have to be a little more right than your competitors.

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Media companies are better leveraging technology to streamline operations

When life moves too quickly, leaders need to step up and help everyone slow down, think and then act with a clear head.


Mentoring is critical for anyone, says longtime health care executive and nonprofit board adviser Dennis C. Miller. He offers advice both for millennials and executives.


The best organizations get great at handling change with care, but many organizations don’t. Organizational change can easily become workplace suffering.

Lost brands are statistically more likely to avoid risk, resist change, and be reluctant to invest.

Q&A: How Delta keeps the needs of small businesses in mind with the SkyBonus program
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In this interview, Delta Vice President of Sales Operations and Sales Development Kristen Shovlin discusses what makes the SkyBonus program a smart choice for smaller companies.

Blind to the answers

If your team isn’t regularly wrestling with differences of opinion, there’s a good chance you’ve got groupthink going on. If nobody’s speaking up, somebody probably needs to.

Here's what managers and employees of any age can learn about giving and receiving feedback.

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. What is your preference with respect to leadership training?

According to a new survey of more than 1,000 professionals by APQC, a majority of employees remain stuck in traditional closed-door offices and cubicle farms.

Good agreements create good boss-employee relationships. Set the expectations about moving the trainee-trainer relationship forward.