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

Why agile thinking is becoming a must for career development.


Here are some simple ways you can be more productive without stressing out.


Recogition and feedback are not the same thing, so don't deliver them both in the same breath.

How well do your people behave as stewards of your organization's resources?


Do you really know how you'll react to a crisis?

Daniel H. Pink: "When"

Daniel Pink offers advice on thinking about decisions better, especially about when we do what things.

5 tips for recruitment, retention

Emotional intelligence, rethinking hiring procedures and other tips for recruitment, retention.


Beware: Smart, engaged employees can still fail at storytelling.

Bicycle crash

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

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


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

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


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

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.