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James daSilva

James daSilva is a senior editor in charge of SmartBrief's leadership and management content, as well as newsletters for HR executives, wholesale-distributors and manufacturers. Before joining SmartBrief, he was copy desk chief at a daily newspaper in New York. You can find him on Twitter sharing leadership and management insights @SBLeaders and @james_dasilva.

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Target's CEO on navigating crisis in 2020
Target's CEO on navigating crisis in 2020

How has Target cared for employees, customers and communities during the pandemic and responded forcefully to racial inequality? Target CEO Brian Cornell recently talked about leading the company through crisis.

The status quo is over
The status quo is over

Leadership cannot pine for the status quo, not when the coronavirus pandemic has upturned our world and social unrest has revealed inequities and injustics. Are you prepared to lead into the new and unknown?

Why are leadership thinkers silent about Floyd and the protests?
Why are leadership thinkers silent about Floyd and the protests?

The killing of George Floyd and everything that’s resulted from it should be a prime leadership teaching moment for people who write about that sort of thing, but most aren't sharing an opinion -- any opinion. That's not a good thing.

The recession is all around us. What now?
The recession is all around us. What now?

The recession is here, and it might last a while. What can you do to lead during this unique, distressing time?

K-12 needs better planning for cyber incidents
K-12 needs better planning for cyber incidents

K-12 school districts can be shut down, robbed and extorted by cybercriminals, and they need to be better prepared to mitigate cyberattacks.

What SmartBrief's top leadership posts of 2019 tell us
What SmartBrief's top leadership posts of 2019 tell us

A year-end look at our top blog posts of 2019 and what we can learn from them.

SmartBrief on Leadership's 2019 in review -- editor's picks
SmartBrief on Leadership's 2019 in review -- editor's picks

You probably didn't read everything SmartBrief on Leadership published in 2019. Here are some gems you should revisit.

Resist the urge to adopt a zero-sum mentality
Resist the urge to adopt a zero-sum mentality

Zero-sum outcomes are part of life, but being stuck in that mentality isn't a good thing.

Productive and unproductive guilt and suffering
Productive and unproductive guilt and suffering

Be motivated by where you need to improve or atone. Don't drag yourself down by falling in love with suffering.

#NRPAConference: How parks and rec can take the lead on mental health
#NRPAConference: How parks and rec can take the lead on mental health

Mental health is an issue where parks and rec can help communities greatly.

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