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Mining your leadership story

Every leader can improve over time, but it's not just about experience. Leaders need to regularly evaluate and reflect about yesteerday's leadership to improve tomorrow's.

You'll never get there

For leaders and organizations, the job is rarely done. That's the point: Long-term thinking is less about doing something than being something.

The ways artificial intelligence is changing learning & development
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How can office politics work for you instead of against you?

Unlike elections, we live with office politics 365 days a years. Here's a guide to making it work for you.

4 hacks to reduce decision fatigue

Making decisions takes a mental and energy toll. Here's how to be more intentional in your decision-making and reduce the tax on your brain.

A star is born: Doing a live on-camera interview

Video interviewing is a skill for all leaders, not just people seeking a job. And there's no better time than right now.

Leaders: Here's where you should tap the brakes to move faster

Speed is important, but slowing down can sometimes be the way to get the best ideas out there and the best strategy execution. Beware the "cult of speed."

Are you listening to the canary trying to warn you?

What is mitigation fatigue, and why does it matter for leaders and business? Learn how understanding this phenomenon helps you exercise choice, connection and competence.

How willing are you to ask for help when you need it?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How willing are you to ask for help when you need it?

Will your organization (finally) achieve inclusion and diversity?

What's holding back organizations from achieving diversity and inclusion? And what hard conversations are needed from leaders and businesses?

How well do you practice self-care during stressful times?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll: How well do you practice self-care during stressful times?

How to have hope in a bleak world

Hope is always accessible to us, even in the darkest of times. And science tells us that we need to tap into that hope for our careers and our well-being.

Less is more: Communication tips for maximum impact

Here are four quick tips for better presentations and public speaking gigs that are smoother, more engaging and don't run over your allotted time.

Take your teams to the next level: Unleash their untapped potential

Most organizations fail to notice and develop hidden leaders. You can be the exception, recognizing and growing these talented but quiet stars.

Overcoming bias requires recognizing our blind spots

Bias and discrimination require conscious effort to monitor, recognize and overcome. Learn more about why you benefit from this exercise, not just others.