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James daSilva

James daSilva is a senior editor who directs 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. Off the clock, he re-reviews The Onion's print issue from exactly 20 years ago in a free Sunday newsletter.

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How to change people without forcing them to change
How to change people without forcing them to change

Managers have a responsibility to develop their employees, which means changing them. Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson have a guide to making that change more successful and getting employees to buy in to change.

What's the opportunity in the problem?
What's the opportunity in the problem?

What we don't like in other people is often what we're guilty of, too. How can we find the opportunity in the problem of human fallability?

Are famous leaders the role models you need?
Are famous leaders the role models you need?

Famous leaders have much to offer us, but their answers might not be our answers. The leadership journey is unique to each of us.

SmartBrief's primer on burnout and employee wellness
SmartBrief's primer on burnout and employee wellness

SmartBrief on Leadership offers a leaders a primer on burnout, employee wellness and other crucial workplace issues.

Return to work, but not return to normal
Return to work, but not return to normal

Companies want employees back in the office, but returning to normal isn't that simple. Hard work awaits leaders in the post-pandemic world.

Burnout's a big problem. Start solving it through your team
Burnout's a big problem. Start solving it through your team

Burnout is an organizational problem, and because teams are so vital to organizations, teams are where burnout must be addressed.

NAW's CEO shares how distributors are delivering
NAW's CEO shares how distributors are delivering

Distributors have been supplying the economy long before the pandemic, but they've stepped up in this crisis. Learn more from Eric Hoplin, president and CEO of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.

What leaders can take away from Bezos' big news
What leaders can take away from Bezos' big news

Jeff Bezos won't be CEO of Amazon for much longer. We can all learn from him, but remember that he's a human, not a mythological hero.

Grainger, Graybar, Cardinal share pandemic lessons from distributors
Grainger, Graybar, Cardinal share pandemic lessons from distributors

2 distribution CEOs and a leader in the vaccine distribution effort spoke at the NAW 2021 Digital Summit about leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who do you most admire?
Who do you most admire?

When asked who they most admire, we tend to default to presidents, first ladies and celebrities. Why not look closer, at the people in our daily lives?

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