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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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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.

#NRPAConference: How to make your program surveys smarter
#NRPAConference: How to make your program surveys smarter

Customer surveys are usually flawed, but they don't have to be. The 2019 NRPA Annual Conference offers some tips.

How a culture-first CEO sees HR, diversity and inclusion
How a culture-first CEO sees HR, diversity and inclusion

Culture Amp's CEO says, when it comes to D&I, "There’s no right, there’s no ‘best practice and if you just do that you’ll be fine.’ There’s just better than where you are now."

(Almost) everything changes. How will you react?
(Almost) everything changes. How will you react?

Much as we'd like things to stay the same, they rarely do. A mindset open to exploration can help you navigate inevitable change.