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

How effectively do you feel you navigate office politics?


We need enlightened leaders who know how to choose alignment over the habitual addiction of opportunity.


Team-building exercises can only succeed if there's a foundation of trust and a functional organization.


Nobody wants to be locked into a client relationship that doesn't work. Try pilots to see whether further collaboration is a good idea.


How do you define what you believe in life? What is your credo?

Hannah Morgan of Career Sherpa walks through new features on the LinkedIn mobile app that will help with job searching and in networking. Features include determining your commute for a job posting and asking for a referral.

What's your view of people taking a mental health day?

Felicity Huffman

The college admissions scandal shows what can happen when people fail to act with integrity.

Rethink your teams, projects and problem-solving in terms of the passion archtypes each team member possesses.


How you give feedback is as important as what the feedback is. Here is some advice from a CEO.


Hope can be an action leaders regularly practice, and not just a wish or a feeling.

Power poses

The initial science behind power poses has been discredited, but they still matter in terms of the body language we present to others.

Best practices

Best practices need to be challenged so organizations can test whether they're actually following the best path.

We look at 4 new features on the LinkedIn mobile app.

What’s your approach to onboarding new managers?