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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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.

Will your cultural values survive the test?
Will your cultural values survive the test?

A strong economy makes it easier to support culture, training and L&D. But will that support survive a downturn?

Walmart
Walmart

Walmart's first executive vice president shares her journey as an "Only" and how companies can improve on executive diversity.

Symantec's culture transformation weathered M&A and executive turnover to get the most out of data and people.

SHRM
SHRM

HR can show that culture drives business results, and it starts with hiring from a wider pool of abilities.