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

How can you formally plan out productivity improvement?

What does your budget look like going into the new year?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll: What does your budget look like going into the new year?

Essential leadership skills for the roaring '20s

This decade, resolve to be more discerning, in control of your thoughts and successful at handling conflict.

How one question helps bring your leadership signature to life

What's a leadership signature, and how can it help enliven your leadership?

How good facilitation increases inclusion and belonging

A leader's job includes noticing who isn't being included -- and fixing that.

The 3 most dangerous words in business

Data is important, but it's no substitute for imagination, critical thinking and decision making.

What SmartBrief's top leadership posts of 2019 tell us

A year-end look at our top blog posts of 2019 and what we can learn from them.

What's become clear?

Motivation is about meeting psychological needs, not biological needs. Look to the words of Emerson: "what’s become clear since last we met?”

SmartBrief on Leadership's 2019 in review -- editor's picks

You probably didn't read everything SmartBrief on Leadership published in 2019. Here are some gems you should revisit.

How leaders can hold team members accountable for results and respect?

Good cultures start with clarity -- what is everyone agreeing to in terms of outcomes and respect?

Sustainability in 2020: A look ahead
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Sustainability is not an end goal but rather a journey. As companies take more steps this year towards improving their own output, consumers will recognize those changes and entire industries will take note.

Connecting purpose and passion for career success

Passions are more than hobbies or pastimes -- they can be drivers of a fulfilling career when properly harnessed.

Why you must stop working all the time

Our world says we need to be on the go all the time. It's not true.

Here is why grit can be important to your success

Grit is a mindset, and there's also some science behind it. Learn more about how it can help you.

Business transformation: How to lead effectively
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The modern business landscape is evolving very quickly and organizations need to transform in order to remain relevant and profitable.