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Success as a leader demands strong self-talk

When we get in our own heads, we often go negative, even if we are outwardly positive. The key is to recognize this tendency and actively reset yourself. Learn how.

How to overhaul leadership

The way we think about leadership and performance competencies is out of date. We need a realignment that matches with what actually motivates people.

3 significant costs of a disrespectful work culture

Most senior leaders have never been asked to manage their work culture. Most don’t know how.

Women and power: Are you owning yours?

Leadership expert Sharon Melnick reveals 3 common mistakes people make with power, with a focus on how women can avoid them at work.

The boss wants to see you: Is working from anywhere reality or fantasy?

Employers want a return to the office. Employees, much less so. Work from home is a reality, so compromise must be part of the solution.

What does workplace innovation look like? 2 HR practitioners weigh in

SmartBrief is accepting entries for its first annual Innovation Awards for Workplace Technology.

How can you discover your purpose?

Finding our life's purpose isn't just about inspiration. There's hard work and processes you can follow to uncover your purpose and achieve it.

What business leaders need to understand about your AI strategy

Artificial intelligence is not a one-size-fits-all strategy, and so executives need to understand what their company needs and how to communicate their AI strategy.

Is a PEO right for You?

Many companies that have added to their headcount recently are now struggling to provide the resources to support that growth. Here’s how a professional employer organization can help.

How to use hope to overcome stress and anxiety

Hope is what gives people the momentum to look forward despite setbacks or challenges, not materialism, toxic self-esteem or self-pity.

Is executive presence something you are born with?

Some people are born with executive presence, but everyone can develop it. Learn how from an executive and career coach.

How do most leaders in your organization view the world?

The latest SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How do most leaders in your organization view the world?

3 ways COVID-19's uncertainty will impact business in the future

The president and CEO of Ricoh Americas explains how the company has weathered COVID-19 and what the pandemic means for business transformation.

Is the hybrid work model here to stay?
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Will the hybrid model become the new, permanent way that offices operate, even after the pandemic is no longer a threat and things return to normalcy?

What career development can learn from Netflix

Career development needs a refresh. The subscription-based business model can be an inspiration that drives growth and employee engagement.