SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers
Leading like LeBron James

Preparation, mindfulness and acknowledging the need for recovery are three traits of high performance and leadership that we can adopt, even if we're not an athlete like LeBron James.

All you have to do is ask

You don't have to go it alone, whether you're new to the workforce or a CEO. Ask for help, says professor and author Wayne Baker.

Without this, your dreams will die

Why diets are a microcosm of the importance of motivation in whether we succeed or fail.

Doing for maximal productivity

How to take your plans for better productivity and overcome distractions.

Take control of vocal delivery: Be yourself and be heard

Vocal delivery matters -- the trick is to get better at it without becoming obsessed.

How often do you move team members around to cross-pollinate skills and culture?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll: How often do you move team members around to cross-pollinate skills and culture?

5 leadership styles and the one that outperforms them all

There are many leadership styles, but only one optimal method, argues research.

Achieve sustainability through digital transformation in 2020
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For companies that are open to digital transformation, 2020 is going to be a banner year. Technology has improved efficiencies and increased productivity in the workplace unlike anything seen since the ‘90s.

Why finding your passion is terrible advice

Chasing passions alone isn't the way to a successful, fulfilling life. You need purpose.

Use your brand when making a change

Business transformation is easier when it's inspired by your brand's values, purpose and attributes.

2020 Leadership Trends: Industry Poll + Interview

SmartBrief readers share their top leadership priorities for 2020, plus an interview with the editor of SmartBrief on Leadership.

Do people trust you? Advice for building trust and inspiring confidence

Every relationship has its own level of trust. Knowing where you stand can help you build trust going forward.

Yes, leadership is an act (and that's not bad!)

Nobody feels 100% "on" all the time. Learn how you can still be a leader in public regardless of the situation.

2020 HR Trends:  Industry Poll + Interview

SmartBrief readers share their top human resources concerns for 2020, plus an interview with the editor of SmartBrief on Workforce.

Technology trends that will drive productivity in 2020
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For companies that are open to digital transformation, 2020 is going to be a banner year. Technology has improved efficiencies and increased productivity in the workplace unlike anything seen since the ‘90s.