SmartBrief Originals
Insights, tips and best practices for executive business leaders and managers
7 keys to help introverts thrive in the age of acceleration

An introvert's ability to navigate their career depends on the willingness to adapt to change and take risks

Resist the urge to adopt a zero-sum mentality

Zero-sum outcomes are part of life, but being stuck in that mentality isn't a good thing.

What are the CHRO's post-merger priorities?

5 steps for HR chiefs to take with themselves and staff after M&A occurs.

Embracing failure and learning to lead from the sidelines

Sometimes the biggest achievements in life come from the sidelines, not playing in the main event.

How rigorous are the change management practices in your organization?

Last week's SmartBrief on Leadership poll: How rigorous are the change management practices in your organization?

Fewer answers, more questions: Developing your talent pool at all levels

We can't develop the next generation if we refuse to let go of telling them what to do and how to do it.

How charismatic leaders teach by example

What's the optimal level of charisma for leaders?

3 steps to reskilling in the digital era that no leader can afford to miss

Skills are required to execute on technology. Here's how that informs your people and business strategies.

Leadership and the pursuit of speed for strategy execution

Strategy is about planning, but then execution is needed, and that's where speed comes into play.

How to keep teams informed and engaged after M&A

The C-suite's idea of effective M&A communication doesn't always match that of employees. Here's how managers can bridge the gap.

3 ways to recruit internal talent to your IT/IS team

If recruiting team members from different disciplines delivers ROI, then CIOs, CTOs and CISOs should consider looking for talent elsewhere in the organization.

For the good of your business, invest in your culture

Read on for four reasons culture is critical for today's companies, with advice from Laszlo Bock.

Get out of your swivel chair and lead

Lessons on how local government professionals can manage chaos by heading toward the problem.

How challenging do you find it to lead across generations?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How challenging do you find it to lead across generations?

Stand up for women -- the most undervalued and overlooked leaders

What great talent are you and your organization overlooking? Do better by the women in your organization.