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

Credibility is your ally, and you build that through not only through hard work, but also how you interact with and support others.


The chemical industry and other stakeholders are still learning from Hurricane Harvey.


The challenge for anyone in leadership today is to challenge the veracity of what they hear by immersing themselves in a diversity of thought so they come to hear ideas other than their own.


The American Chemistry Council's GlobalChem conference showcased how environmental groups and the plastics industry are working to keep plastics out of waterways.


Leaders can't protect against every danger, but they can help with their employees' psychological safety.


Spot the early warning signs of a sickness within your organization.

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


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


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.