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

Domino's
Domino's

Training people for the next step in a business is an imperfect process, as Domino's discovered.

Trust
Trust

Trust isn't just a human good -- it's a business necessity. And yet in so many ways we're failing right now.

Measurement
Measurement

Talent leaders, regardless of industry, share common goals in building up their organizations in step with business goals.

The Making of a Manager
The Making of a Manager

Facebook's Julie Zhuo has written a guide for new managers that reminds us of the power -- and limitations -- of managers.

What is it for?
What is it for?

The question "What is it for?" can help illuminate the purpose of what we're doing, thinking or saying.

From Gutenberg to Google
From Gutenberg to Google

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler argues in a new book that we’re on the cusp of the “third era of network-driven change," following the world-altering disruptions caused by the printing press and the railroad and telegraph.

Digital
Digital

What does true digital transformation look like? Valin offers an example.

Habits and resolutions
Habits and resolutions

How can we build better habits and create the change we want to see?

SmartBrief
SmartBrief

A year-end look at our top blog posts of 2018 and what we can learn from them.

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