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

There are several steps businesses can take to foster a culture that habitually and successfully maximizes the benefit of analytics at all levels.

Last week's poll question: How often do you see candidates bomb their interview because of a single big mistake during the interview?


Simple errors can make your communication ineffective -- and hurt your ability to get results and reach goals.

ACC CEO Cal Dooley reiterated the importance of sound science and a risk-based approach in comments at the association's 2018 GlobalChem conference.

Servant leadership

Southwest's former president, a WNBA legend and Stephen M.R. Covey share why servant leadership is a winning practice.


Compensation, safety, job roles, expectations. These are clearly some of the things employees want.


Entrepreneurs offer advice on how to best support a struggling team member

Asking for help

Be the example: Ask for help when you need it, and encourage your reports to do the same.

Bad bosses

Bad bosses drive away or discourage employees. Don't tolerate them.

Career passion

You can follow your passions and still build a great career. Here's what you need to know.


Let's rethink what power is. Doing so means confronting your superstitions.

When performing on camera, chances are the stakes are high and your anxiety is, too. Changing your attitude can go a long way toward improving the way you come across to your audience.

Last week's poll question: How effectively do you use data to tell stories?


Want to stand out? Lead or be timid. Read on for more on how to be bold.

Dan Shorr

Cancer led Dan Shorr to rethink his life -- and build an ice cream startup.