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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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Mentoring is critical for anyone, says longtime health care executive and nonprofit board adviser Dennis C. Miller. He offers advice both for millennials and executives.

Here's what managers and employees of any age can learn about giving and receiving feedback.

Think about traditions you observe, habits you follow. How are they shaping the person you are?

Trust requires two people, but you can go first.

Wake up each day and resolve to do better for yourself and others. The legacy, if meant to be, will follow.


SmartBrief's best advice on better productivity, all in one post.

Looking at our top blog posts of 2016 and what we can learn from them.

Exelon needed a new direction for its business, and finding that answer started with how it managed talent.

Keep on working, whether yesterday’s election was an opportunity realized or a dream dashed. Your work is not done -- in business or in your personal life.

Teri Carstensen of Fiserv on why being deliberate and accountable is so critical to whatever you do in life.