SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers
Next-level CHROs put people first

Treating people well is job No. 1 for HR chiefs.

What's inclusion mean in practice? And why is compassion so important to its success?

Why CHROs, CIOs and CISOs should be working together

HR, IT and cyber chiefs all have a lot on their plates, and they should be working together on shared challenges and opportunities.

This Is why you need to be authentic in a fake world

What does authenticity mean today, and how can we live that way?

How to raise your curiosity quotient

There are simple ways you can be more curious about your work and the next big idea.

Being mindful can make you more generous to your colleagues

Learn about how meditation, mindfulness and a "culture of service" can improve the workplace.

 7 deadly sins of development planning, part 2

What if you planned the development of your employees with the same focus and rigor as you do business and strategic planning?

What the board needs from the CHRO

Hear it from a CFO and board member: "A great CHRO is just as critical a member of the senior leadership team as is the CFO or the general counsel."

Delegate but don't abdicate

Here are four tips for responsibly delegating a project.

How do you make customers feel?

Research suggests that emotional connections have business outcomes, whether for consumer buying or B2B purchases. How are you making customers feel?

How to protect your company from hijacking malware

Since their first appearance in 2013, Randsomware attacks have become increasingly popular. The best defense against these cyberattacks are endpoint protection platforms and disaster recovery plans.

Why do so many businesses feel unprepared for a data breach?

Many businesses say they don't feel prepared for a data breach, despite 2019 being named the worst year of cybercrimes so far. Businesses need to be looking into ways to fend them off because cyber attacks aren't going away.

Boost employee engagement with your wellness program: 6 tips

Human resources professionals can craft excellent wellness programs to keep employees engaged. Sign up for SmartBrief HR news to learn more.

Boosting your mental agility and critical thinking

Mental agility and critical thinking do not require an elevated IQ, advanced degree, lofty position or specific personal style. They do require a dedicated willingness to test assumptions and biases, as well as seek out other viewpoints.

The art of not taking offense

Communication is difficult, and mistakes will happen. You can hammer away at each other, or someone can be willing to be the anvil.