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

Have you ever taken a role you weren't thrilled with rather than continuing your job search?

Seen and heard at HR Tech

AI, engaging workers, filling the onboarding gap and what's ahead in HR technologies.

What Mr. Dunbar got wrong

Why Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe says we need to ditch the "Work smart, not hard" message.

Big picture

To truly be a strategic leader, you have to let go of little things and focus on the big picture.


To make the most of cognitively diverse teams, it’s important that members understand and appreciate the value of the differences.


There are 5 questions you need to answer before deciding whether to delegate something.

Older workers

Older employees are not a burden or an overly high cost -- if you take advantage of their experience and engagement.


Our fear of missing out has distinct psychological roots that can affect us at work.


Every business, every industry is moving through the stages of disruption, acceleration, maturation, saturation and commoditization ever faster.


You can benefit from your peers and they can benefit from you. Why aren't you connecting?

Last week's question: How willing is your organization to invest in growth?


If you default to training and workshops to fix every workplace problem, you may be missing issues of clarity and cullture.

Drew Dudley

Leadership is too exclusive and narrow. We need to do the hard work of opening its possibilities beyond just the privileged, Drew Dudley says.

Last week's question: What is the biggest challenge you face with respect to focus?