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

When a collison is imminent, we have two options: Retreat and judge, or offering understanding and grace.


General Electric has historically been a bellwether for how work is done in the US. It's time to look elsewhere.

Have you ever used online video-based learning for professional development?


If the leader can’t articulate what success looks like, the employee won’t know how to meet the expectations.

How Intelligent Networks boost business performance
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Intelligent Networks deliver cost and time savings that drive better customer experience.

The pick 6: September

The stories that scored this month with readers, plus highlights from the 2018 HR Tech show.


With a little effort, you may just find that your "questionable fit" is actually a fantastic hit.

Susan Fowler

You have goals to hit, but why are you pursuing them? If you know why, you can improve or negotiate them.

Smart Home Supply Chain Solutions
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In this post, learn how to tackle the complexities of the smart home supply chain, from incorporating tech into traditional products to achieving retail-readiness and preparing your return supply chain.

Sen. John McCain

The late Sen. John McCain demonstrated three core values in his life and work, says S. Chris Edmonds.

What is your view of retirement?


You can become more mindful even when your organization doesn't have a formal program.

Bruce Springsteen

Like a good actor, leaders know that performance is not about them; it is about generating an experience for the audience.


There is a way to be appreciated and valued in your role. It’s simple, but powerful. Here’s what you do: Serve the people in your company well.


It’s stupid to pretend that you don’t have flaws or weaknesses. Instead, be smart and get ahead of them so they don’t sabotage you when you’re confronted with a stressful situation.