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

How frequently do you shift blame for mistakes you’ve made?


Learn about why and how you should rebrand your organization.


What does scientific research say about our desire to thrive? This post shares three keys to keep in mnid.

3 ways to bring in more clients to your freelance business


Leaders can set the tone, but they can't force culture. When they try, they end up running a ministry of culture.

Employee networks

Are you so busy that you're not interacting -- and thus not building trust?

How do you deal with passive-aggressive people?


Nice isn't nice when it comes to leaders who create drama rather than solve problems and help people grow.

Purpose is good for your career and pursuits, but it can also be good for your health.


Learn three keys to successful interdepartmental communication.

How well-defined are your organization’s prioritization criteria for investments and projects?

Call center

Remote workforces can be a boon, but they require planning and discipline.


You measure financial results. Why wouldn't you measure how actions reflect values and show respect?


Training people for the next step in a business is an imperfect process, as Domino's discovered.

A look at how social work has become integrated into the work of libraries.