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

While employers expect employees to develop themselves -- in their off time -- into soft-skill-proficient leaders, most employees are using that time to look for new jobs instead.

Purposeful culture

There is no faster way to eroding engagement, service, and results in a workplace than by discounting, demeaning or dismissing others’ ideas, efforts, and accomplishments.

Last week's poll question: How willing are you to take a risk and let team members make decisions?

U2

U2 is not just about the music but also about the band's internal dynamics and culture.

Mindful

What are you doing each week to ensure you're working at your most thoughtful?

Autocracy

Leadership is nurtured by inclusion, not because it’s a nice to do, it’s a must-do.

Potential

High-potential program don't work, and we should stop pretending they do.

Presentations

Senior leaders want a clear, concise and confident presentation. Here's how to deliver that.

Sales

Here’s how you should be getting ready for a team sales pitch to give your company the best chance for success.

Stop listening to the sexists of the world; start listening to our hearts and our heads.

Hubris

"You’ve got to get your ego out of the way, because it’s constantly wanting to take over."

Innovation

As a leader, what if you feel you’re not innovative? It's possible to create a mindset that will allow you to develop your creativity.

Last week's poll question: Which do you manage more closely: your personal finances or your business’ finances?

Future

How can we cultivate a new generation of leaders to match the achievements of those from the past?