SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers
Motivation

Before we can discern motivation versus engagement, we need to be sure we understand either term.

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

Purposeful culture

Desired culture doesn't just appear -- you need to put in the work to define, communicate and model values and expectations.

What expectations do you have of your team members when it comes to email responsiveness?

SHRM

HR can show that culture drives business results, and it starts with hiring from a wider pool of abilities.

SHRM

SHRM is urging employers to hire people with criminal records. Here's a story of one advocate who is trying to make up for his past failings.

Story

Stories spark transformation in ourselves, in others and in our organizations. Here are two examples.

Feedback

Leading means embracing and modeling the new habits, new behaviors and new culture you’re working to create. This applies to feedback, too.

Stress

Don't look for secrets and magical solutions to stress. The solution starts with you.

Arrow

How can leaders make the most of their time? One way is knowing the trends in how work is changing

When you travel internationally, do you research cultural norms of your destination before going?

Mentoring

The #MeToo movement has sparked men who claim mentoring women is now a risk. This article questions those assumptions.

VUCA

We live in a VUCA world, and that acronym applies to employee development, too.

Impact

Impact is all about results. And results start with clearly written, actionable goals that help leaders build alignment and amplify output.