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

How would you handle a real-life technology nightmare during a presentation?

Positive energy

Why choice, connection and competence are critical to motivation.

When you have a high performer whose performance starts dropping, how do you handle it?


Workplaces thrive or suffer based on their culture, and the results are clear: Most US workers aren't happy with their workplace.


There are 4 key factors to understand if you want to make a more inclusive workplace culture.

Wellness incentives are effective for employees, effective in terms of costs and a key benefit to consider.


What 10 simple rules can teach us about leading and learning.


Our well being, health and success depends upon the quality of our conversations.


Learning from success is difficult but necessary to truly improve ourselves.

Have you heard the term “insecure overachiever” and if so, would you consider yourself one?


Take it from this father and business owner: You won’t kill your career by setting firm boundaries between work and life.


Part of being a leader is nurturing ideas and curiousity in your team. Lead by example.


Your success depends on intelligence, yes, but more the emotional kind that you might be neglecting.

Agile steps

Why agile thinking is becoming a must for career development.


Here are some simple ways you can be more productive without stressing out.